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  • Summary: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon reunite for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets’ grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewhetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouthwatering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman’s vocal register, the artistic merits of “Jagged Little Pill,” and, of course, the virtue of sequels. [IFC FIlms] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Nikola Grozdanovic
    Aug 13, 2014
    100
    By the time the curtains draw to a bittersweet close, you’ll walk out feeling rejuvenated, satisfied, well replenished in humor and culture, and already planning your own trip to Italy.
  2. Reviewed by: John DeFore
    Jan 27, 2014
    90
    As funny as the first go-round, more beautiful to look at, and better conceived.
  3. 88
    A leg up on the first “Trip,” an altogether more delightful vacation with two blokes who might wear us and each other out along the way. But then, that’s half the fun.
  4. Reviewed by: William Goss
    Jan 27, 2014
    79
    The Trip to Italy is plenty enjoyable for fans of the first one and these two, but by the end, it also has the consistency of reheated comfort food.
  5. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Aug 14, 2014
    70
    Like its predecessor, The Trip to Italy flirts with seriousness yet invariably, perhaps rightly, it always goes for the joke, the pun, the fun and the sun.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike D'Angelo
    Aug 13, 2014
    67
    It works reasonably well as a film, too, though, provided that one isn’t overly bothered by repetition and a general sense of diminishing returns.
  7. Reviewed by: Katherine Kilkenny
    Jan 27, 2014
    58
    While The Trip to Italy offers all the pleasures of a posh holiday accompanied by two of the most inventive comedians today, the improvisation here lacks the total unexpectedness that the first enjoyed.

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