Hamlet 2

Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2
  • R
  • 1h 31m
  • 2008
Fresh62%
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One high school drama teacher is about to make a huge number 2 in this wildly irreverent and completely outrageous movie from the producers of Little Miss Sunshine! When his school’s theatre department is threatened to be cut, failed-actor-turned-high-school-drama-teacher Dana Marschz writes a play that he hopes will solve everything: a sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Now, staging one of the most politically incorrect musical-theater extravaganzas ever seen, Dana and his class will put it all on the line for one controversial, conflicted night of hilarity!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Fresh62%
Critics Consensus: The script's biting premise and Steve Coogan's endearing, off-the-handle performance make Hamlet 2 an hysterical -- if slightly painful -- ride.
Reviews
Boston Globe
Ty Burr
Rotten

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Hank Sartin
Rotten

June 22, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Lyons
Fresh

For anyone who ever took drama in High School, Coogan's character will surely ignite memories of q...

June 21, 2017
At the Movies
Ben Mankiewicz
Fresh

The funniest Shakespearean sequel since Richard IV.

December 14, 2018
I.E. Weekly
Amy Nicholson
Rotten

Oddly, what's supposed to be a great comedy about a bad play is in fact a bad comedy about a play...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
High school theater spoof lacks some spark.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that although this comedy is set in high school, it's not really a "teen comedy." In fact, it takes a no-holds-barred approach to poking fun at religion, theater, commercialism, racism, reproductive technologies, actors, the ACLU, and anything and everything else. One song is centered on a "rock star" version of Jesus, and there are plenty of jokes that some people may consider crude or vulgar. There are also scenes of underage drinking and drug use, a flash of a man's naked backside, and plenty of salty language.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:August 22, 2008
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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