Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Reviews
STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
12A
Cast
Adam Sandler
Kevin James
Chris Rock
Salma Hayek
David Spade.
Directors
Dennis Dugan.
Screenwriters
Running Time
101 minutes

LATEST FILM REVIEWS
Last Knights
2 Star Empire Rating
Child 44
2 Star Empire Rating
Sixteen
3 Star Empire Rating
Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story Of Dream Alliance
3 Star Empire Rating
Last Five Years, The
3 Star Empire Rating



5 STAR REVIEWS
Still Alice
5 Star Empire Rating
Les Miserables
5 Star Empire Rating
Duke Of Burgundy, The
5 Star Empire Rating
Whiplash
5 Star Empire Rating
Sweet Smell of Success
5 Star Empire Rating

Grown Ups 2
Aka Groan Ups


submit to reddit


Plot
Back in the suburbs where he grew up, Lenny (Sandler) and the Feder family endure a demented day in June as old friends (and new bullies) descend on the neighbourhood for mid-life crisis hijinks, climaxing in a wild and rowdy ‘80s-themed party.


Review
Grown Ups 2

Unbelievably, Adam Sander's first ever sequel. The results are equally unbelievable: a film so chronically mirthless it somehow makes Jack & Jill 2 seem an attractive prospect. As with the original, Sandler gathers his comedy Expendables (Kevin James! Chris Rock! Er, David Spade?) for a groin-kicking all-star sitcom where the man-child dads are less mature than their kids. Unlike the original, which actually had a plot, this unspools as a shapeless clutter of lazy skits, kicking off with micturating deers, ending with Salma Hayek being farted on and filling the void with lumpen slapstick, casual sexism and a smug tone bordering on a mega-budget home video. If the cast are having a good time, the fun’s at your expense.


Verdict
A carwash gag with SNL alumni is a rare highlight in an otherwise slothful, indulgent sequel that sees a once-great screen comedian hit self-inflicted Sandlergeddon.


Reviewed by Simon Crook

Write Your Review
To write your review please login or register.

Your Reviews

Average user rating for Grown Ups 2
Empire Star Rating

RE: Grown Ups 2

It's all about hillarious scene, they have in first, they have in second part, on the diffrent way of story Where is Adam, always have a some special story ... More

Posted by serb23 at 08:12, 24 July 2014 | Report This Post


RE: Not his best work

I am having a different opinion here, I disliked both the movies , Neither Jack & Jill nor Grown Ups 2 could impress me, ... More

Posted by shinning_like_me at 19:56, 11 April 2014 | Report This Post


RE: Not his best work

Watched this the other day. Possibly the worst film I've ever seen, and I quite enjoyed the first one.  ... More

Posted by primebhoy at 13:58, 10 April 2014 | Report This Post


RE: Not his best work

L: luccewada I loved Jack and Jill AND the first Grown Ups. This was a big disappointment, but not as bad as some other shit that you guys have liked (eg. Jack Reacher) You really loved Jack and Jill ?. As for Grown Ups 2 I laughed a lot. 3/5 ... More

Posted by NCC1701A at 08:41, 29 October 2013 | Report This Post



CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)