Hot Shots! Part Deux
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Movie references, sight gags, silly puns, and double entendres abound in Hot Shots! Part Deux, Jim Abrahams' sequel to Hot Shots -- only now the object of the skewering is the Stallone Rambo movies instead of Top Gun. Charlie Sheen returns as the lunk-headed Topper Harley, who has retreated to a Buddhist monastery after being dumped by Ramada Rodham Hayman (Valerie Golino). In this far-off retreat, the monks have "taken a vow of celibacy, just like their fathers and their fathers before them." But Topper bulks up and goes back into action when his superior officer, Colonel Denton… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a long way from the inspirations of Airplane!"
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"God help me, I laughed and slapped my thighs."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"It's beautiful."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Brilliant spoof. Right on target with Rambo III, No Way Out, Basic Instinct, and more. All clever gags."
‑ Fred Topel,
"On the whole, feels less satisfying than the original."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Unlike its grim predecessor, there are at least two chuckles this time round."
‑ Trevor Lewis, Time Out
"One of the pleasures of watching a spoof like this is to spot the references; it's like a quiz on pop art."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Pretty funny, but too much forced zaniness, jokes upon jokes, many tasteless."
‑ Steve Crum,
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"The only trouble is, too many of these jokes (and there are hundreds) are throwaways."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Is nothing sacred to the makers of Hot Shots! Part Deux? Nope. Not a thing."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"There are many instances when the film is too obvious in its attempts at humor."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"It is what it is. The Saddam jokes get a bit tired by movie's end."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Falls into the common sequel rut; it exists but it has no real reason to exist."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"A good deal of the fun is noting the film and/or television allusions and/or rip-offs."
‑ Mark R. Leeper,
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