Universal Pictures released their new comedy film, “Pitch Perfect 2,” into theaters today, May 15th,2015, and all the top,major critics have turned in their reviews. It turns out that most of them were fond of it, giving it an overall 67 score out of a possible 100 across 31 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Brittany Snow, Anna Kendrick, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Alexis Knapp, Adam DeVine, Hailee Steinfeld, Ester Dean, Kelley Jakle and Hana Mae Lee. We’ve supplied blurbs from a few of the critics,below.
Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a very nice 83 score, stating: “PP2 sometimes feels less like a movie than a two-hour episode of Glee ghostwritten by Amy Schumer; jokes fly like they’re being shot from T-shirt guns at a gonzo pep rally, and not all of them stick the landing.”
Betsy Sharkey over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it an 80 score, saying: “The comedy choir wars are more intense, more absurd and more lowbrow fun than ever in Pitch Perfect 2. It is almost impossible not to be amused by the cutthroat world of competitive a cappella.”
Leslie Felperin from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 grade, stating: “Reprising the kind of musical performances, campus hijinks, stinging humor and sassy sisterhood put in place by its eminently likeable predecessor, Pitch Perfect 2 remixes the elements and comes up with something even slicker and sharper.”
Guy Lodge from Variety, gave it another 80 grade. He stated: “Kay Cannon’s script is even lighter on narrative than its predecessor, but fills any resulting void with a concentrated supply of riotous gags, and a renewed emphasis on the virtues of female collaboration and independence.”
Alonso Duralde over at TheWrap, gave it a 79 grade. He stated: “The one element of “Pitch Perfect” that this new film can’t provide is surprise; if you’re willing to forfeit discovery in favor of some breezy déjà vu, however, Pitch Perfect 2 is totally playing your song.”
Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, stating: “As of today, this is the most delightful movie out there.”
Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 score, saying: “It’s simultaneously silly and progressive, a familiar movie moment reserved for the girl you’d least expect.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score, claiming: “The sequel is more musically varied, though Kay Cannon’s script amps the sass at the expense of structure. But the MVP here is Elizabeth Banks.”
Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade, saying: “Not as aca-mazing as “Pitch Perfect” (which made my 10-best list for 2012), the follow-up should have been cut by 10 or 15 minutes. First-time director Elizabeth Banks (who returns as a snarky announcer) doesn’t have the zippy comic timing of the first film’s helmer, Jason Moore.”
A.O. Scott over at The New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, stating: “Some of the underdog appeal is gone, but a victory lap can be its own kind of fun, and more is not necessarily something to complain about, especially when what there is more of is Fat Amy.”
Claudia Puig from USA Today, gave it a 63 score. She stated: “While just a jot less fun than its predecessor, Pitch Perfect 2 is a worthy sequel in tone, even if the story feels padded with a few too many montages.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “It’s a two-hour lesson in how to act like a frenemy to your alleged friends. And it’s not funny enough.”
Finally, Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50 score. He stated: “Pitch Perfect 2 strains to find some plot conflicts while balancing the line between satire and rousing musical numbers.” Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.