3.0

48

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    Yet here, as before, part of the movie's perversely cheeky design is that it throws away its own cleverness.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    After quite a few tedious detours and distractions, when the film finally gets down to the business of a climax at a gathering of elite European diplomats in a precariously perched Swiss mountain castle, it becomes not half-bad.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Simultaneously brash and dull - hardly a combustible combination.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Now the two men are back, along with Irene. But she vanishes all too soon in this overproduced, self-enchanted sequel, and so does the spirit of bright invention that made the previous film such a pleasant surprise.

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