Metascore
27

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 39
  2. Negative: 19 out of 39
  1. Reviewed by: Gail Pennington
    75
    Sex and the City 2 will never be compared to "The Godfather, Part II." But it's everything a fan could want in a sequel.
  2. So even if Sex and the City 2 consisted of nothing but a two-hour fashion show, it would draw crowds. But it also has the returning cast members in fine comic form, and it has more cutting-edge humor than the first movie.
  3. Reviewed by: Mia Mask
    65
    You don't have to be a fan of Sex and the City to appreciate the kitsch humor here. Part TV-series sequel, part Hollywood sendup, SATC 2 is all satire. It's hard to miss that this film is making gentle fun of itself, of the franchise's materialism, even of its own cinematic allusions.
  4. Although they've left the city behind, the girls haven't forgotten the sex. They're still as frank as ever, as outrageous as ever, as liberated as ever.
  5. Sex and the City 2 is a champagne cocktail on a runaway train -- fizzy, sparkly, giddy-making, and splashing all over the place.
  6. I enjoyed these characters more when they were rich, rather than obscenely rich, when their self-involvement and life crises had one foot on planet Earth -- and when they weren't all gussied up like Mae West in "Sextette."
  7. 50
    Frothy as it is, SATC2 is best when it's about the women, not the wardrobe.
  8. 50
    A long sit in the shallows, the equivalent of five half-hour episodes strung together.
  9. The Muslim women in “SATC2” are props in the froth. Come to think of it, so are Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda.
  10. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    50
    Part of the action occurs in the desert, which inadvertently proves apt, since the oases of enjoyable moments -- and they do exist -- suffer from being spaced too widely in what's otherwise a long, arid trek.
  11. 50
    If “the gals” have to bow out, at least they try to do it in a sprint -- in their Manolo Blahniks. It’s a pity nobody told them you can’t run in heels -- in sand dunes.
  12. Reviewed by: Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
    50
    The "Fab Four's" dramadies continue for the audiences who love them. Trouble is the surrounding story and its supposedly fun sojourns are as embarrassing as granny panties.
  13. 42
    Yes, this is a great time for escapism at the movies. But there's a point at which escapism throws what we're trying to forget back in our faces.
  14. As Carrie might type on her laptop while giving one of her girly little shrugs, When did Sex and the City become so long and mean so little?
  15. The satire is sagging, the irony's atrophied and the funny is flabby.
  16. Reviewed by: Mary Pols
    40
    A movie gaudy enough to make Dancing with the Stars seem dignified.
  17. Reviewed by: William Thomas
    40
    This feels bigger and more cinematic than the first film, and sees a progression in the lives of the characters. But many of the jokes are beyond broad, and the Middle Eastern stereotypes are shockingly cack-handed.
  18. Sex and the City 2 isn't a feature film as much as it is consumer porn. The audience is not asked to relate to the characters, or at least what we remember of them, as much as to their shoes, their bags, their apartments, their couture, their stuff.
  19. Reviewed by: Amy Diluna
    40
    It's over the top, and over the rainbow. But just like Carrie's worries about the "sparkle" leaving her marriage, this movie is like once-brilliant Champagne, carelessly left out overnight. And gone flat.
  20. One wrongheaded jaw-dropper follows another.
  21. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    38
    A dunderheaded comic melodrama with clothes to die for and dialogue to shrink from. It’s downright depressing.
  22. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    38
    An insult to the memory of the cleverly written show and its celebration of friendship, it's a slap in the face for the four gal pals (often photographed at unflattering angles) and an affront to Muslims.
  23. The problem lies with the unimaginative story premise and the quip/reverse quip dialogue that just may be better-suited to half-hour television shows than this nearly 2½-hour movie feature.
  24. The most depressing thing about Sex and the City 2 is that it seems to justify every nasty thing said and written about the series and first feature film.
  25. 30
    Like its predecessor, SATC2--with a script that's basically a sack full of not very funny gag-lines wrapped in strung-together episodic mini-scenes--is not suited to be a movie.
  26. 25
    Some of these people make my skin crawl. The characters of Sex and the City 2 are flyweight bubbleheads living in a world which rarely requires three sentences in a row.
  27. 25
    The transformation of the girls from winsome wisecrackers into whiny bling-obsessed chuckleheads is complete.
  28. 25
    The biggest sin of Sex and the City 2 is its lack of beauty. It's garish when it should be sumptuous, tacky when it should be luxe, wafer-thin when it should be whip-smart and sophisticated.
  29. 25
    Hits a new low of idiocy and crassness.
  30. Reviewed by: Genevieve Koski
    25
    Sex And The City 2 panders to that audience to the point of self-destruction, squandering whatever goodwill the franchise had left after the first so-so movie by plopping its beloved characters into a series of garish vignettes that throw their shallowness into sharp relief.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 161 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 52
  2. Negative: 23 out of 52
  1. Aug 23, 2010
    3
    Well if you are a fan of the series, You might have good moments and some "SPARKLE". For those who haven't been through the whole ride, i amWell if you are a fan of the series, You might have good moments and some "SPARKLE". For those who haven't been through the whole ride, i am afraid they are gonna have a bumpy ride cause there is a whole lot of "Not SPARKLE" stuff in this movie. Extremely predictable and lame story with nothing in it to be excited about. And this is coming from a huge ducking fan. Full Review »
  2. KitD
    Jun 3, 2010
    1
    Offensive on so many levels, why do they have to be quite so vacuous?
  3. NicholasC.
    Jun 2, 2010
    1
    This movie does accomplish the goal of being a "feel good" movie. The shallow characters make you feel good about your own personality. The This movie does accomplish the goal of being a "feel good" movie. The shallow characters make you feel good about your own personality. The selfishness of the characters will make you feel great about how you treat others. The amount of offensive material toward Arabs will make you feel good about your tolerance toward others. The mere stupity of this film will make you feel smart. This is the only accomplishment of the movie (even if it wasn't intended) and the awful jokes, non-likable characters, and just how tasteless the entire production is only furthers this series to its grave. Most men know that they should stay away but the girl friend or wife will force them to consider attending. Ladies, if you really love your man, you won't subject them to this. Full Review »