The first big-screen version of the popular HBO series—which finds the four friends still looking for love and happiness in the Big Apple—was a huge box-office hit and earned more than several positive reviews. The (inevitable) sequel met a decidedly less warm reaction from audiences and critics, who seemed put off by the film’s bewildering politics and gaudy celebration of excess.
WHAT OTHERS SAID:
“These girls are so hung up on looking great they’ve forgotten there are several ways to be ugly. … I wanted to walk out of this film. It is certainly the most disgusting thing I have seen this year. … This could be the most stupid, the most racist, the most polluting and women-hating film of the year, with a variety of ugliness that no number of facial procedures could begin to address.”
— Andrew O’Hagan, London Evening Standard [U.K.], May 28, 2010
ROTTEN TOMATOES RATING: 15%