Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

The sequel to "Spy Kids," exploring the further adventures of Carmen and Juni Cortez.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 7, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though the concept is no longer fresh, Spy Kids 2 is still an agreeable and energetic romp.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press

Rodriguez seems to be trying too hard to cram in too much - more gadgets, more characters, more noise, more color. But bigger, brighter and faster isn't necessarily better.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Given the appeal of his first movie, Rodriguez had a big act to follow. Spy Kids ' progeny, though slightly lacking in the warmth of the first, should no doubt please audiences.

R. L. Shaffer

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams is certainly trippy and inventive, but the film is way too long, a little too flat and not nearly as enjoyable as the original.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Rodriguez seems to have forgotten that making a spectacle is not the same thing as creating a sense of wonder.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

With Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams, the Spy Kids franchise establishes itself as a durable part of the movie landscape: a James Bond series for kids.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

An imaginatively joyous adventure.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

There's enough here to keep the sequel rocking, providing you can leave the adult in you at the door.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Rodriguez tends to learn from his mistakes and made a truly superior film to the first.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Eugene Bernabe
Rodriguez's sequel to the family-fun adventure expands even more and is visually advanced. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams goes beyond its normal… More
Jim Careter
Spy Kids 2 is a great sequel and a very fun one too, maybe better than the first. The plot was very funa nd kids will love it, but most parents will be bored,… More
Directors Cat
A marginal improvement on its predecessor but its still lacking any charm and like the first it isn't that exciting
Michael Edwards
a far better sequel compared to the first not saying i hated the first
danny d
as good as the first if not slightly better. the monsters were a fun touch, and the furthering of the OSS storyline with the kids division was fun as well.… More
Richard C