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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 39
  2. Negative: 2 out of 39
  1. Reviewed by: Leah Greenblatt
    May 13, 2015
    83
    PP2 sometimes feels less like a movie than a two-hour episode of Glee ghostwritten by Amy Schumer; jokes fly like they’re being shot from T-shirt guns at a gonzo pep rally, and not all of them stick the landing.
  2. Reviewed by: Cath Clarke
    May 11, 2015
    80
    Pitch Perfect 2 is totally goofy but very sweet.
  3. Reviewed by: William Goss
    May 13, 2015
    78
    Mostly succeeds in spite of the apparent strain to serve the agendas of both its loyal audience and its fledgling stars.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    May 14, 2015
    70
    We've been down this road before. But Pitch Perfect 2, goofier than the original, makes it an enjoyable trip.
  5. Reviewed by: Brad Wheeler
    May 14, 2015
    63
    Although it works well as an encore, the likelihood is that this thing isn’t over until the Fat Amy zings again.
  6. 60
    Pleasantly entertaining, Pitch Perfect 2 scrabbles for a raison d’etre, however, hoping that goodwill from the first show, coupled with a few raunchy gags and cameo appearances, will be enough to get by in the post-Glee age.
  7. 30
    I’m also guessing Kendrick did not want to come back. I’ve never seen her so flat-out bad — distracted, depressed, conviction-less. Anna, I still adore you, but you should have tried to make it work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 44
  2. Negative: 5 out of 44
  1. Jun 7, 2015
    10
    Ritmo perfecto una comedia inolvidable igual que sus personajes esta es una de las películas más graciosas que e visto felicidades una granRitmo perfecto una comedia inolvidable igual que sus personajes esta es una de las películas más graciosas que e visto felicidades una gran películas. Expand
  2. Jun 8, 2015
    9
    This film is a comedy about how famous life can be turned upside and torn away from a group of girls who wants to be starts in a competition.This film is a comedy about how famous life can be turned upside and torn away from a group of girls who wants to be starts in a competition. The film is quite funny, it has funny moment sand sad moment. but what makes the film good is the way how it shows you the girls how they was famous then became nothing and they stole the lime light back. The bad thing about this film is how it uses offensiveness remarks towards other famous or highly respected people. Expand
  3. May 16, 2015
    8
    Pitch Perfect 2 May not reach the highs of the previous film, not as good songs or performances. However it never fails to be enjoyable andPitch Perfect 2 May not reach the highs of the previous film, not as good songs or performances. However it never fails to be enjoyable and hilarious, Fat Amy takes the cake here easily. Expand
  4. Jun 7, 2015
    6
    Pitch Perfect 2 is a great example of why comedy sequels don’t work. This film is a mess, with very few things that had me laughing or evenPitch Perfect 2 is a great example of why comedy sequels don’t work. This film is a mess, with very few things that had me laughing or even to enjoy. I personally wanted to like the movie very much since the first one was so great and entertaining, but sadly there was nothing perfect about this film.

    Lets talk about the movie itself; the Bellas are back and this time singing for the commander and chief. Everything goes wrong during their humiliating performance in front of the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Due to their humiliation the Bellas are taken out of the “Aca-Circuit”. Now, in order for the Bellas to regain their status they have to win the international competition that no American has ever won before.

    One of the biggest problems I had was the absence of good comedy and story consistency. Anna Kendrick (Into The Woods, Up in the Air) was only seen a few times on screen. Whenever she was on screen she was working on her side internship as a secret. Another problem was the stupid humor between Kendrick and a female from a German singing team which seemed forced.

    The film was trying extremely hard to be funny on many levels.

    As for Fat Amy (Rebel Wilson), she’s playing the same character as always, with some scenes that were worth laughing and others not so much. It’s obvious the studio loves her due to the amount of screen time she is given. Besides her, there were some new characters that were also introduced that were simply not needed, as they came out being annoying, unfunny, or extremely racist. The only new character that was good was an academy award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (Tru Grit). Steinfeld was the only newcomer that had some good moments involving some funny lines and a great voice.

    Enough with the negatives, the film also had some good moments. The singing is the very reason why you come to these films. The Bellas had some very good musical numbers that left me wanting to get up and dance. Also, a great surprise was the cameo moments were Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) were on screen. Key brought some funny scenes opposite to Anna Kendrick. Talking of cameos, rapper Snoop Dog brings the biggest laughs of the entire film with only one scene.

    Pitch Perfect 2 is actress Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, The Lego Movie) directorial debut and sadly it was not a very good one. We all know that Banks is a great talent that shines in almost everything she’s in, but sadly here she falls short. I truly hope she can do better on any other future projects.

    Overall the biggest issue with this film is the horrendous script filled with unfunny and thoughtless moments that left me feeling uncomfortable, yawning, and wanting the film to be over.

    Film Score: 6/10
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  5. Jun 16, 2015
    5
    It's hard to hate this movie because it does capture at least some of the elements that made the predecessor fantastic. But all the jokes seemIt's hard to hate this movie because it does capture at least some of the elements that made the predecessor fantastic. But all the jokes seem kind rehashed from the first movie and you feel kind of a been there and done that feeling. Some jokes are a little forced and the movie seems to rely greatly on jokes and other plots, but the best part about it is the a capella performance. Most of the movie is a bunch of jokes and not all of them are funny because they are rehashed and forced. This makes the movie pretty boring even though the guy from key and peele is pretty funny in this movie. Honestly, the movie wasn't awful, but it seems like this movie was made purely for money. It doesn't serve as a great sequel. It's more like a parody of the original. But this movie had its moments to keep it from being terrible. This saved Pitch Perfect 2 from being one of the worst movies of the year. Expand
  6. May 19, 2015
    5
    I loved PP #1, #2 however was an OK film for me. It was funny and entertaining, I liked the new romances EXCEPT, I hated the fact that jesseI loved PP #1, #2 however was an OK film for me. It was funny and entertaining, I liked the new romances EXCEPT, I hated the fact that jesse and beca romance was not shown as much in this film. I also felt like ana Kendrick didn't put much effort into the character, that's just me. Overall I love the music, the new characters and the dance parts. Good film, just not better than the first one! Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2015
    1
    You wanna see a good movie? NOPE not with this horrible movie they screwed up big time.
    Not 1 joke was funny pretty boring I fell asleep
    You wanna see a good movie? NOPE not with this horrible movie they screwed up big time.
    Not 1 joke was funny pretty boring I fell asleep twice come on Halloween 3 was better then this.
    This is a good movie if you want a 2 hour nap bring pillows and blankets everybody!!
    Even Pompeii was this boring that movie kept your attention at least unlike this horrible movie don't watch it EVER!!!!!!!!!!!
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