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Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

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  • Director: Raja Gosnell
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Mystery, Fantasy, Comedy, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 93 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  1. Reviewed by: Christina Talcott
    70
    The overall effect is highly entertaining for grownups, and, judging from the squeals of delight from the young audience at a recent screening, for kids, too.
  2. 50
    Fans of the TV series will again be happy to see some of the old Saturday-morning villains, and Bill Boes' excellent production design outdoes his work in the first film.
  3. 50
    What I felt as I watched Scooby-Doo 2 was not the intense dislike I had for the first film, but a kind of benign indifference.
  4. Could be a tough go for those not already Scooby-Doo fans. It has a totally artificial quality, starting with Prinze's blond wig.
  5. By the time they're done with all the tinkering, "Scooby-Doo" ends up bearing as much a resemblance to Hanna-Barbera as the recent "Cat in the Hat" did to Dr. Seuss.
  6. Reviewed by: Joshua Land
    30
    As one five-year-old critic at the press screening astutely observed during a would-be sensitive moment: "Boooorrring!"
  7. 0
    Little more than 91 minutes of cheesy special effects in search of a remotely coherent story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Jun 5, 2012
    9
    A Really Good Effort Again..
    Ignore The Critic's Same Plot As The 1st One Good Movie!
  2. Apr 18, 2011
    8
    This Movie Is Cute! :D Overall The Acting, Writing, And Production Values Were All Fine..
    Some Moments In This Movie Are Great, But Some Seem
    Chipped, Or Boring...
    Overall 8!
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  3. Jul 14, 2012
    7
    Ignore the critics. This movie was pretty fun. Generally it outdoes it's predecessor in every way and succeeds in being pretty funny in several scenes. The script is also much stronger and Lillard turns in another spectacular performance as Shaggy. Much better. Collapse
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    4
    Incredibly simpleminded, and featuring more gut punches to the original show than subtle nods.
  5. May 11, 2011
    4
    Okay, this film is better than the original, but it's still terrible. I like how they actually used original Hannah Barbera villians from the original show rather than badly cgi-ed sun-allergic creatures. Just to see the Black Knight Ghost, 10,000 Volt Ghost and Miner 49-er put a smile on my face. Also, Seth Green starred in this film. I'm a fan of the guy, especially since he's creator of Robot Chicken and starred in Buffy for 3 years. I also liked when Shaggy and Scooby encountered the Cotton Candy Glob. Matthew Lillards performance is still brilliantly spot-on But, those are the only good points The movie is quite dull, the characters aren't much like the original cartoon counterparts and we have another mystery that seems to give us more clues that appear from out of the blue. Also, I cringe at hollywoods attempts to make this film "hip" by adding Big Brovaz in to rap (remember them? No, me neither) At least theres no Scrappy F*cking Doo this time around This one's definately for the kids Expand
  6. Mar 19, 2013
    4
    A bit more loyal to the show than the original movie, but perhaps a bit too much at times to the point of it being silly. Some things work as a cartoon, but just look stupid in live action. Again, Shaggy & Scooby are the stars, doing what we all know and love. The rest of the cast are just a mess, further distancing themselves from their characters in order to readjust to be more "believable." Considering the premise of the movie, that's a bit of a joke in itself. Overall: While the movie can be a bit entertaining at times, it's poor script and silly premise just ruin it most of the time. Expand
  7. Jul 6, 2014
    0
    This movie makes the first one look good. Did anyone on the set give a sh*t about what they were doing? This movie just plains to be silly, incoherent and pathetically laughable. If you're going to watch this, think 5 times. Expand

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