Quick Movie Reviews
Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/16/2014
"Rock me sexy Jesus". The story is about a high school teacher tries to turn his drama class into a new play that is based off the Shakespearian Hamlet. As a failed actor his depression turns to happiness with the potential success of his play that he must hide from the administration. Comedy. Steve Coogan's Character in the film reminds me of jack blacks character in the school of rock, What I mean about that is Coongan's and jacks character both failed at what they loved doing so there had to fight for the dream as hard as they can to make it happen. The movie had good funny jokes and the song musical "Rock my sexy Jesus" was stuck in my head.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/02/2009
A different kind of comedy - non-musical fans won't have as much fun, but overall there should be enough craziness for even musical haters to laugh with. Steve Coogan is too underrated - he shines and the musical at the end is pure joy.
The SHC - wrote on 03/05/2009
I had very good expectations when I saw the theatrical trailer for this movie. Somehow, I had a gut feeling that this would be one of the greatest comedies of the year (which is saying something, since last summer came out with some great comedies) and that it would largely be unrecognised by the critics. Well, I was right. The movie absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical and was panned by critics. Didn't do to hot at the box office, either. But hey, that was a very competitive year. The plot is very creative, centering aroound an untalented Drama Teacher who can't act (masterfully potrayed by Steve Coogan) who, in an attempt to save the drama department, writes a sequal to William Shakespeare's Hamlet. A must-see and highly recomended
Snoogans - wrote on 02/02/2009
Very funny satire that contains lots of irreverent humor and some clever musical numbers. This is a fun, goofy film that gets better with each viewing.
goodfellamike - wrote on 09/05/2008
A clever, silly comedy that gets a lot of momentum from Coogan's all-stops pulled performance as the clumsy, beguiling drama teacher who writes the improbable title play; some weird moments can be found for sure, but it's consistently funny and the production of Hamlet 2 is pretty hilarious and entertaining. Final Grade: B
kcvidkid - wrote on 09/03/2008
I learned one thing from watching "Hamlet 2": my friend Kyle doesn't have a very good sense of humor! He loved this movie while I could barely stay awake. It just didn't work for me. More jokes fell flat than generated laughter. It makes no sense; I normally love this type of humor. But how can you compete with "Waiting for Guffman", even if the similarities are minimal? I guess the inconsistent tone was more apparent in "Hamlet 2". I got the feeling some basic storytelling fundamentals were forgotten. It didn't flow for me. Sorry. From the looks of the average rating, I'm missing the boat. But I'll be content not boarding that sinking ship.