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New Zoolander 2 movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Paramount Pictures released their new comedy flick, “Zoolander 2,” into theaters today, February 12th, 2016, and all the top movie critics have revealed their opinions of it.

Unfortunately, it seems as though most of them found it to be very awful, giving it just an overall 35 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at Metacritic.com.

The movie stars: Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Penélope Cruz and Will Ferrell. We’ve posted comments from a few of the critics, below.

Gersh Kuntzman from the New York Daily News, gave it a very nice 80 score, saying: “Did you like “Zoolander”? Good, then you’ll like Zoolander 2.”

Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade. He said: “Sometimes unapologetically stupid and joyously crass, it’s often brilliant in its absurdity, one of those rare comedies where the audience sits there dumbstruck, wondering what crazy thing will happen next. It takes really smart people to make a movie this silly.”

Then Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 score, claiming: “Zoolander No. 2 is embarrassing, lazy, and aggressively unfunny. The only good news is that at the pace the franchise is moving, we won’t get Zoolander 3 until 2030.”

Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 40 grade. He stated: “Zoolander 2 defines haphazard. You may smile at times, but not as often as you’d like.”

David Rooney from the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 40 score as well, stating: “Sure, it’s a kick to see Stiller and Wilson back in the shoes of these camera-ready cretins, but for every joke that sparks there are several that just lay there.”

Richard Roeper over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 38 grade. He claims: “Stiller the director does a fine job of making Zoolander 2 look like an actual spy movie, but we’ve seen far better takeoffs, including “Spy” and “Kingsman: The Secret Service” in just the last couple of years. As for the jabs at the transient nature of popular culture and the ridiculousness of high fashion world — easy, tired targets.”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 38, saying: “Moviegoers may wish that Will Ferrell’s megalomaniacal supervillain Mugatu had won in the first Zoolander and saved us from another film with these boneheads.”

Ty Burr over at the Boston Globe, gave it a 38 score, stating: “This needless sequel amps the silliness to DEFCON-4 levels of frantic surrealism and overstuffs the running time with famous faces. It’s a pop quiz instead of a movie, and it’ll be dated by tomorrow morning.”

Stephen Holden from The New York Times, gave it a 30 grade. He said: “Zoolander 2 has enough plots for several movies. They are so jammed together that they more or less cancel each other out.”

Justin Chang at Variety, gave it a 30 score too, claiming: “The results may delight those who believe recycled gags and endless cameos to be the very essence of great screen comedy, but everyone else will likely recognize Stiller’s wannabe Magnum opus as a disappointment-slash-misfire, the orange mocha crappuccino of movie sequels.”

Kyle Smith at the New York Post, gave it a 25 grade. He said: “Stiller’s one good idea is turning things over to Will Ferrell, who does some amusingly demented things while haranguing Anna Wintour and Tommy Hilfiger and is probably funnier in his sleep than Stiller is at his best.”

Alonso Duralde from TheWrap, gave it a 25 score, saying: “There are no build-ups or pay-offs here, just a lot of random moments of people saying stupid stuff, and fashion people being gently lampooned.”

The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern, gave it a extremely bad 10 grade, saying: “Some movies keep you in a state of suspense. Zoolander 2, a dud glitter-bomb of a sequel, eventually leaves you in a state of suspended animation, with eyes glazed over and brain in sleep mode.”

Ann Hornaday from the Washington Post, gave it a the very worst score of them all with a “0.” She said: “Lazily written by Stiller and three collaborators (including Justin Theroux), this is the kind of lame, warmed-over movie that gives sequels a bad name. For “Zoolander” fans, however, it resembles a betrayal of public trust.” Stay tuned.

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