Hamlet 2 details
|Starring:||Steve Coogan, Catherine Keener, Joseph Julian Soria, Skylar Astin, David Arquette, Elisabeth Shue, Sian Bird, Phoebe Strole, Melonie Diaz, Arnie Pantoja, Deborah Chavez, Michael Esparza, Natalie Amenula|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Sep 2009|
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The best it could have ever been was averageBy JJ80 (9 reviews) from Sowerby Bridge , 17 Sep 2009
[Highly rated reviewer]I feel the need to comment on two things, Coogans performance and the movie as a whole.
Coogan's performance was not his best, why they decided to go ahead with the atrocious american accent I don't know. As it is, his performance has a few fleeting moments of comedy, but otherwise its a poor comparison to his other work.
The same can be said of the movie. A few laughs, but most of the jokes are flatly delivered.
Rent this if you like comedies by Ben Stiller or the Fallery's. Otherwise wait for it to be on TV.
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Absolutely abysmalBy a customer from Home , 23 Feb 2010Atrocious. Seriously. I like Steve Coogan but i almost turned this off. Literally a laugh-free film. Avoid at all costs!
Tremendous performanceBy a customer from Barnard Castle , 19 Nov 2009I know that comedians as often as not manage to knock spots off 'serious' actors when it comes to taking on a character, but Steve Coogan really is a quite astonishing actor and this film is worth five stars for his performance alone. OK, so the film follows a fairly typical failures-manage-a-great-success format. But the way it's done is very funny indeed. And though we've never before in our lives seen anyone like the man Steve Coogan is playing, we instantly know, and are amused, by EVERYTHING about him - that's how good he is in this. I reckon all you other more dubious reviewers must have been feeling a little po-faced. To anyone who wants a very funny film, I say, Go for this one.
Hamlet 2By a customer from Essex , 14 Nov 2009...is a very funny movie. Even the Mammia Mia type sing-a-long is great fun. It's not a film for the faint-hearted, but a must-see for fans of the star.
Steve PooganBy Nadiestar (140 reviews) from Ruislip, Middlesex , 14 Nov 2009As a fan of Mr Coogan previous works i was hoping for a missed gem here. Alas twas not to be.
If you could show a film in Film School that simply misses the mark on every level this would be a perfect example of it.
The film starts with a montage of adverts by Steve's Character (so memorable a performance even after watching it i can't remember his name) which eludes to some sort of promise that this could be a really interesting way to look at the acting world. But instead we are taken to a high school in Arizona and a 2 person re-enactment of Erin Brockovich.
And it is from here where the films does not improve and worsens to a degree that you wonder if Steve does have anything brilliant left inside or was it all used up on Alan Partridge, Saxondale or Paul/Pauline Calf?
Mouthy latino gang types will never really hit the mark with a British Audience and their use in school based films are simply cliche at best! Songs like Rock me sexy Jesus are neither thought provoking or shocking and bore no relevance to the play or to the film for that matter. Its simply too many awful attempts at humour that will never even see the mark let alone miss it as the script and performances were simply not good enough to begin with.
I fear at this rate and under the shocking advisement of bad agents, managers and Hollywood sycophants, Coogan will end up on herpes and erectile disfunction adverts himself if he keeps choosing films and roles as bad as this.
To summise one best to avoid if you would like to see quality Coogan, check out his British works like Saxondale, Partridge or Calf!
Missable and virtually indescribableBy a customer from Carmarthen , 11 Nov 2009This unfunny, badly acted so called comedy has to be one of the worst films ever. The director and writers should be encouraged into some other job. Coogan should hide all copies somewhere they can't be found. Keener however is a vertible Empire State Building amongst dwarf dog houses.
How did this get made????