The critics have spoken, and "Grown Ups 2" is the winner -- as the worst movie of the summer so far.
That's an improvement of sorts from the initial wave of reviews for the Sandler film, where a rock-bottom 0% of the
The scoring was a little more kind at Metacritic, where "Grown Ups 2" received 21 out of a possible 100 points.
Compared to even some of the summer's biggest critical busts, "Grown Ups 2" has been trashed harder than
In addition to starring in the film, Sandler produced and co-wrote "Grown Ups 2."
Like eager kids dropping baited hooks into an overstocked trout pond, the critics had little trouble landing colorful "Grown Ups 2" slams.
Mark Olsen in the Los Angeles Times: "With the slack, lackadaisical effort of 'Grown Ups 2,' Sandler has perhaps revealed himself not as a confrere of [
Matt Patches, Time Out New York: "Put it this way: In the first five minutes, a deer walks into the star’s bedroom and urinates on his face. It’s all downhill from there."
Claudia Puig in USA Today: "Mystifyingly, the movie manages to emerge plot-free. Instead, it offers a succession of humorless gross-out gags, fat jokes, suggestive posturing, bullying, belches and pratfalls."
Stephanie Merry, the Washington Post: "'Grown Ups 2' isn’t merely mindless. At times it seems to actually drain IQ points from its viewers while wasting a talented cast of
Sara Stewart, the New York Post: "Sandler sums it up himself halfway through: 'We’re irrelevant! We’re losers! We’re old!' Age isn’t the problem, buddy; nobody is more in touch with his inner obnoxious 6-year-old than you. But two out of three ain’t bad."