It shows no understanding of or insight into the genre it's attempting to parody, nor indeed of cinema in general.
Review, Time Out, 2006-02-09
Scary Movie 2 isn't scary, funny-scary, or even just plain funny.
Peter Rainer, New York Magazine/Vulture, 2001-10-29
An act of nose-thumbing that never quite figures out how, or even where, to position its thumb.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly, 2001-07-16
This time Wayans and company don't so much lampoon their targets as ineptly copy them.
Dennis Lim, Village Voice, 2001-07-10
If you took out all the jokes about bodily fluids, the movie could run five minutes instead of 83, and we could all go home.
Mike Clark, USA Today, 2001-07-06
The film never really regains the opening scene's momentum.
Tom Long, Detroit News, 2001-07-06
The inevitable sequel delivers the same schtick, but it's only fresh by half.
John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, 2001-07-06
This isn't a movie -- it's a vaudeville sketch aimed at the lowest common denominator.
Paul Clinton (CNN.com), CNN.com, 2001-07-05
A pocket of infection on the skin of the American body cultural.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post, 2001-07-05
Predictable but only occasionally amusing.
Peter Howell, Toronto Star, 2001-07-05
So remarkably shapeless you can imagine Shawn and Marlon hashing out scenes between presenters at last year's MTV Video Music Awards.
Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle, 2001-07-05
It shows no particular insight into the movies or cultural phenomena being mocked.
Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle, 2001-07-05
When did comedy become so lazy?
Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News, 2001-07-05
The picture wastes barely a second heading straight into the toilet.
Rick Groen, Globe and Mail, 2001-07-05
Just a bunch of spotty sketches slapped together that will satisfy no one except the diehards.
Loren King, Boston Globe, 2001-07-05
Some will find this funny. Some people laugh themselves silly flushing the toilet over and over.
John Zebrowski, Seattle Times, 2001-07-04