New Ted 2 movie got mixed reviews from top critics. Universal Studios released their new comedy flick, “Ted 2,” into theaters today, June 26th, 2015, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics in the business. It turns out that it was a pretty mixed bag with an overall 49 score out of a possible 100 across 34 reviews at Metacritic.com.
The movie stars: Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Mark Wahlberg, Dennis Haysbert, Amanda Seyfried, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane and Jessica Barth. We’ve added blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it an 80 score, stating: ” In a movie devoted mainly to making you laugh, it’s a plea for tolerance that takes your breath away.”
Mick LaSalle at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 score, stating: “Writer-director Seth MacFarlane is like some weird combination of a stupid, dirty-minded teenager and a brilliant comic master. His impulses are sophomoric, but he knows where to find the punch line, and he hits it, again and again.”
Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 grade. She said: ” While Ted 2 is absurd and occasionally disgusting, it is also wickedly funny.”
Scott Foundas from Variety, gave it a 70 score, saying: “Both “Ted” movies are, ultimately, one-joke affairs rooted in the idea of taking some emblem of childhood innocence and vulgarizing it…. That joke, though, turns out to be a resilient one, and the chemistry between Wahlberg and MacFarlane is infectiously puerile.”
Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 63 score, claiming: “Ted 2 has so many mo–ments of crazy brilliance that I laughed a lot, if infrequently. Is a ballplayer who whiffs four balls but knocks the fifth one 500 feet worth watching? I say yes.”
Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 63 grade, saying: “If you’re ready to go with the hit-and-miss flow, you’ll laugh your ass off.”
Frank Scheck from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 60 score. He said: “Ted’s Boston-accented zingers are expertly delivered by the director/star, whose voice talent is undeniable, and Wahlberg again demonstrates that he’s skilled at comedy.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 58 grade, saying: “The sequel still manages to walk the tightrope between clever and crass. For a while, at least.”Read More..>>