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New Neighbors 2 movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new comedy flick, “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising,” into theaters today, May 20th, 2016, and all the top critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that they were mostly mixed on it, giving it an overall 57 score out of a possible 100 at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Rose Byrne, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. We’ve added comments from a few of the critics, below.

Edward Douglas from the New York Daily News, gave it an 80 grade. He said: “With the added layer of humor that comes with switching genders, Neighbors 2 ends up offering even more laughs than the original movie.”

Brian Truitt at USA Today, gave it a 75 score, saying: “With Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the raunchy college comedy is graduating to smart feminist commentary.”

Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Neighbors 2 never lags, and the laughs keep coming, even though they’re coming from a fairly familiar place. If that’s all you want, that’s what you get. But, hey at least you get it, which is more than you can say for most sequels.”

Rebecca Keegan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 grade. She said: “Title IX has finally hit the college party movie genre and the result is just as goofily funny and mind-bendingly stupid as its testosterone-driven predecessors.”

Jeannette Catsoulis from the New York Times, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “Proudly crass and amiably dumb, Nicholas Stoller’s gag-crammed sequel essentially takes the bones of the 2014 original and gives them a gender flip.”

Guy Lodge over at Variety, gave it a 70 grade. He said: “The film has a knowingly conflicted engagement with millennial-generation feminism that freshens its outlook even as it unevenly rejigs many of its predecessor’s gags. Still, while a subtly clawed Chloë Grace Moretz proves a worthy new foil, it’s Zac Efron’s tragicomic anatomy of a dudebro that remains this series’ sharpest asset.”

Tom Russo over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 63 score, saying: “One of the best things about the movie, aside from its screwily positive message, is the blithely freewheeling yet clever way that Rogen and company assemble the story’s puzzle pieces.”

Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 grade. He said: “Rogen and Byrne are crazy fun company.”

Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade, stating: “You’ll probably laugh hard more than once; Sorority Rising is still rich in bikinis and bong rips and boner jokes. It just doesn’t have much heart.”

Mick LaSalle from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score. He said: “That’s all it is, a little bit funny.”

John DeFore from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 grade. He said: “In their awkward attempt to shoehorn these kids into the first pic’s formula, Stoller and his writing collaborators care far less about creating believable characters than getting to the next laugh.”

Glenn Kenny from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 38 score. He said: “The bad news is that, as movies go, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising barely qualifies as one.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “It’s kind of cute but mostly just awkward, somewhere between watching bros who slept through French class trying to work their game in Nice and endless CBS sitcoms about nutty guys ruled by exasperated, boring women.”

Lastly, Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade, saying: “I couldn’t wait for this movie to end.” Stay tuned.

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