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Steve Coogan Suffers the Slings and Arrows of Being a Dopey Shakespeare Hopefulnew

Coogan spends the film in a tug-of-war with the script; he's forced into some blatantly obvious humor, from the broad commercial parodies to the endless mangling of his character's consonant-heavy name. But he also maximizes the thinly veiled rage burbling under Marschz's veneer of undying optimism.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  08-26-2008  |  Reviews

'The Rocker' and 'Hamlet 2': Stage Plightnew

The heroes of two new films struggle to find themselves—and an audience.
Washington City Paper  |  Tricia Olszewski  |  08-25-2008  |  Reviews

'Hamlet 2': A Comic Sequelnew

The manic comedian Steve Coogan plays a high school drama teacher who pens a scandalous remake of the Bard's classic in an attempt to save his Tucson class from budget cuts.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marc Savlov  |  08-22-2008  |  Reviews

'Hamlet 2' is a Funny, Inspired Riff on Uptight Middle Americanew

A high school drama teacher mounts a sequel to Hamlet in yet another hilarious summer comedy.
Tucson Weekly  |  Bob Grimm  |  08-21-2008  |  Reviews

How to Act the Steve Coogan Way: An Interview with the 'Hamlet 2' Mannew

As a parody of inspirational teacher flicks, Hamlet 2 is a rousing success -- the type Mr. Holland would toss his opus for. It's almost completely due to Coogan.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Kimberly Chun  |  08-21-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Place Value: All that separates The Rocker and is star powernew

Hamlet 2 works better than The Rocker, because it actually takes star power to play a guy who doesn't have any.
Charleston City Paper  |  Scott Renshaw  |  08-20-2008  |  Reviews

Some Things are Rotten in 'Hamlet 2,' but Not Steve Coogannew

Coogan is the master of center-stage asshattery. In place of an arrogant blowhard, Coogan is reduced to the drama teacher who cares a little too much and is painfully oblivious to the way his effeminate enthusiasm alienates his students.
Willamette Week  |  Saundra Sorenson  |  08-20-2008  |  Reviews

Steve Coogan Continues Hot Season with 'Hamlet 2'new

Coogan, who was introduced to American audiences by playing legendary record exec Tony Wilson in 24 Hour Party People, here plays Dana Marschz, an actor whose failed career has led him to try to teach and direct theater at a Tucson high school.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Anders Wright  |  08-20-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Nancy Drew': Her Name Isn't Veronicanew

Nancy Drew gets pulled into the present.
Eugene Weekly  |  Molly Templeton  |  06-21-2007  |  Reviews

The New 'Drew'new

The detective heroine is back and pluckier than ever.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Natalie Nichols  |  06-15-2007  |  Reviews


Historically, Nancy Drew may be the best teen detective around, but in this new screen incarnation, she is definitely no spy kid.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  06-14-2007  |  Reviews

Besmirching Nancy Drew: The Mystery of the Missing Plot

Hopes get dashed for creating a fresh Nancy Drew movie franchise (there were four such films made in the late ‘30s) with this less-than-perfunctory filmic updatE of the spitfire sleuth from the revered children’s book series.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  06-11-2007  |  Reviews

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