Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Van Wilder 2)
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Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj (Van Wilder 2)
The protégé of the most skilled mischief maker in college history sets his sights on England's prestigious Camden University to offer an informative course in advanced-level shenanigans in this sequel to the 2002 Ryan Reynolds hit that finds that film's co-star Kal Penn crossing the pond to realize his true party potential. Van Wilder's former assistant has learned the ways of the master, and now he's prepared to share his newfound knowledge with the stuffy students of the school known more for academia than rowdy mischief. Of course, by now Taj (Penn) knows that where… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is shocking only for its tepidness; except for some raunchy language, it's ready-made for basic cable."
‑ Reece Pendleton, Chicago Reader
"Granted, it's still ****, but with a sweeter odor than usual."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"Lame, horrid sequel is even worse than the first."
‑ Jane Boursaw, Common Sense Media
"Penn sports little of the squirrelly charm evidenced by the original Van Wilder star, Ryan Reynolds."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"There was a hedonistic amorality and joyous celebration of privilege in the first Van Wilder that's missing from its sequel. That's fine with me. I hated that movie."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
"National Lampoon recycles countless collegiate comedies for this spin-off sequel."
‑ Stephen Garrett, Time Out New York
"Everything old is old again in this rickety extension of 2002's already rickety Van Wilder."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Screw Tara Reid! Who needs her in this movie. We've got a cockney girl with huge knockers."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"From haphazard editing to clueless cinematography to godawful acting to gaping plot holes to zero laughs to low production values, this sorry sequel has all the earmarks of your classic 'take the money and run' ripoff."
‑ Kam Williams, Upstage Magazine
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"Penn is capable of so much more."
‑ Randy Cordova, Arizona Republic
"Taj plays like a very bad combination of Revenge of the Nerds and Harry Potter."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"prefers to dwell in deep direct-to-DVD juvenility."
‑ Christopher Null,
"...original star Ryan Reynolds wisely took a pass on coming back for more..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Some movies are Hollywood's version of littering: Like half-eaten pizzas or rancid burgers, these flicks are tossed aside to rot in empty cinemas."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
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