Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29

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Critic Reviews

  1. 60
    The poised Vega and pleasingly phlegmatic Sabara are resolutely uncute performers, and the reach-out-and-touch-it gadgetry carries a homey scent of proactive nostalgia. Spy Kids 2 is an island of lost Circuit Cities.
  2. Eye-catching and entertaining but less inspired than the original.
  3. To the delight of gadgetheads and the dismay of the rest of us, Spy Kids' paraphernalia is better developed and considerably more fun than its story.
  4. Baltimore Sun
    Reviewed by: Michael Sragow
    50
    In Spy Kids 2, Rodriguez tries to hold his family-spy saga together with the digital equal of rubber bands and chewing gum.
  5. There's way too much CGI gadgetry, some inventive, much simply flashy in the worst kind of video-game way. The kids are nearly lost in the glitz.
  6. Portland Oregonian
    Reviewed by: Shawn Levy
    42
    The plot is tired, the energy sputtering, the jokes less manic. "Spy Kids" was a shot out of nowhere; Spy Kids 2 feels like a shot from someplace tiresomely familiar.
  7. New Times (L.A.)
    Reviewed by: Robert Wilonsky
    40
    It's far more than merely disappointing that Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams lacks the charm and wit -- and humanity --of its predecessor. It's dispiriting.
  8. 40
    This time around, writer-director Robert Rodriguez has stumbled badly, creating a clunky, gadget-happy film full of characters -- even returning ones -- about whom it is hard to care.
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    5
    Nothing's really changed in "Spy Kids 2" compared to its predecessor. In other words, its manageable.
  2. Jan 26, 2011
    5
    The movie was meh. I don't feel like doing a full review, but the special effects deserve a mention. A guy who's not really into computersThe movie was meh. I don't feel like doing a full review, but the special effects deserve a mention. A guy who's not really into computers could do a better job. It looked SO fake and there was still green around the characters. Not nearly as good as the original where the special effects were actually GOOD. So, yeah. Spy Kids 2 A la Meh. Full Review »
  3. Oct 24, 2010
    8
    wasn't as good as the original, but its very entertaining