This, to me, is a classic example of a sequel that was just made because the first one made money. I didn't even like the first one.
-Richard RoeperFull Review
Like its predecessor, Miss Congeniality 2 is by turns a predictable and outlandishly contrived take on the Pygmalion myth.
-Ann HornadayFull Review
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is enjoyable in patches, but only because of the goodwill that most of us still have toward Sandra Bullock.
-David EdelsteinFull Review
The movie seems so enamored of its own charms that even the outtakes have a slightly calculated feel.
Deliriously funny if instantly forgettable.
There is no good reason to go and actually see it.
-Roger EbertFull Review
Nothing with so many people in drag should feel this draggy.
-Wesley MorrisFull Review
You figure Bullock would have learned her lesson about sequels after the Speed 2 fiasco. MC2 isn't that bad, but it puts its star's charms to the test.
-Randy CordovaFull Review
Sporadically amusing but sometimes slogging.
-Mike ClarkFull Review
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous lacks even the limited amusement and appeal brought to the original as a result of some shrewd casting.
-Susan WalkerFull Review
Entertaining and heartwarming.
-Judy Chia Hui HsuFull Review
A boilerplate action comedy.
-Mick LaSalleFull Review
This is one hideous excuse for a motion picture -- the kind of steaming sewage that occasionally makes life as a film critic seem like an exercise in self-immolation.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Not fabulous, barely even congenial, Armed and Fabulous lets us see the end of Bullock's stardom, even if she doesn't.
-Roger MooreFull Review
The jokes are hit or miss, but the appealing teamwork of Bullock and King gives the movie gleam.
-Lisa RoseFull Review
It isn't just that Miss Congeniality 2 is nearly absent a single genuine laugh; it's that instead of a screenplay and a story we now have stereotypes and sketch comedy.
-Manohla DargisFull Review
Mildly amusing, but hardly fabulous and awfully long.
The first film had its moments, not to mention Benjamin Bratt. But this one's contrived enthusiasm for itself is misplaced.
-Jami BernardFull Review
Miss Congeniality is the sort of tedious and generic sequel that gives the number 2 a bad name.
-Colin CovertFull Review
It's as original as a pageant contestant advocating world peace.
-Connie OgleFull Review
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is as awful as the original was inspired.
-Kevin ThomasFull Review
It's absurd and predictable, but fans of the first movie should like this at least as much.
-Eric HarrisonFull Review
Bullock deserves better. We deserve better.
-Stephen ColeFull Review
MC 2 is one limp, dead fish of a comedy, all predictable characters and nonsensical storylines, filled with cheap would-be yuks and loads of talented people picking up paychecks.
Like most sequels, Miss Congeniality 2 is just a dumbed-down version of a concept that wasn't that bright to begin with.
-John MonaghanFull Review
Miss Congeniality 2 has some laughs, but many of the jokes seem desperate.
-Lisa KennedyFull Review