Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2 (2008)

Steve Coogan stars in the comedy Hamlet 2, which follows a drama teacher who tries to put together a production of "Hamlet 2" to rescue his high-school theater department. Catherine Keener co-stars in the Andrew Fleming-helmed… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 21, 2008
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The script's biting premise and Steve Coogan's endearing, off-the-handle performance make Hamlet 2 an hysterical -- if slightly painful -- ride.

Ben Lyons
At the Movies

For anyone who ever took drama in High School, Coogan's character will surely ignite memories of quirky, even downright crazy teachers you may have encountered over the years.

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Philip Kennicott
Washington Post

[A] dazzling little comedy.

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

High school theater spoof lacks some spark.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

The funniest Shakespearean sequel since Richard IV.

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Joanne Kaufman
Wall Street Journal

Not since Death of a Salesman has failure been quite so entertaining.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Some of it doesn't work at all, but much of it is both sharply astute and hysterically funny

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

A high school musical that would make John Waters proud.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Hamlet 2 is a likable movie even as it careens around like a wagging tail, but it's just too uneven.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I haven't laughed so hard in years. Coogan is pure brilliance...

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Pretty stupid, but okay for something light. Few laughs among the bad taste.
Daniel Perry
I love Steve Coogan, but he can't carry this film. His performance is all over the place, and though he might hit the right notes for each scene, his… More
Joshua Wilburn
I went into this not expecting much... I was delightfully wrong. This film is outrageous enought to be funny and not too crude to be overly offensive. Steve… More
Stuart Brooks
So funny I can't believe I had not watched this sooner. Coogan is a comedy genius and gets to show off his many talents in this great comedy movie.
Jim Hunter
A failed-actor-turned-drama-teacher attempts to save his high school's drama program by putting on an original work called <i>Hamlet 2</i>.… More
Bannan instant enigma- just add water
This was sooo awesome, Steve Coogan's just amazing. There I've said it, now what you're you waiting for? Go watch it! xD review TBC