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New My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new romance/comedy flick, “My Big Fate Greek Wedding 2,” and all the top critics have delivered their opinions of it.

Most of them aren’t nice as this movie failed to please most of them, getting just an overall 39 score out of a possible 100 at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Andrea Martin, John Corbett, Lainie Kazan, Michael Constantine and Nia Vardalos. We’ve added comments from a couple of the critics, below.

Richard Roeper at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it an ok 75 score. He said: “A sequel that’s never subtle, rarely surprising — and as rich, syrupy, sweet and satisfying as a tray of homemade baklava.”

Tim Cogshell at TheWrap, gave it a 65 grade, claiming: “It’s sweet, just like the original movie. It was faint praise then, and it still is.”

Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 score. He said: “If you appreciated the first movie’s sweetness, then you’ll likely be charmed enough. Otherwise, you’ll find the oof-to-opa! ratio hasn’t changed.”

Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “The sequel is a little like a bear hug from a beloved old relative — the embrace is too tight, the perfume is too strong, but ultimately it still leaves you feeling good inside.”

Joe Dziemianowicz from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, saying: “Among the lessons learned: marriages need tending and distance can make people closer. Not earth-shaking, but harmless. Like this sequel.”

Frank Scheck over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 score. He said: “That it all works to the extent that it does is due to its undeniably sweet depiction of a close-knit extended family whose members truly care for and help each other. It’s cinematic wish fulfillment in this era of broken families and far-off relatives who keep in touch via social media.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score. She said: “Some things, like ouzo and flaming cheese, are best left at single servings.”

Devan Coggan over at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 score, saying: “The winking ethnic jokes weren’t all that revolutionary in the first film, and this time around, they feel even more stale.”

Geoff Berkshire over at Variety, gave it a 40 score, stating: “Every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive.”

Christy Lemire from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 25 score, claiming: “Over and over again, this is the level of humor in My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 — this is the shrill note it hits.”

Mick Lasalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 score. He stated: “Nia Vardalos has such a warm, alert energy that’s impossible to hate My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, even as it’s impossible to like it, even a little.”

Lastly, Jeannette Catsoulis over at the The New York Times, gave it a very bad 20 score, saying: “The comedy is forced, the drama nonexistent and the actors melt into a yapping clan that seems to go everywhere en masse — a gesticulating blob of upraised shoulders and upturned palms.” Stay tuned.

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