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'Grown Ups 2' takes crown for worst movie of the summer; just ask the critics

7:22 PM, Jul. 17, 2013  |  Comments
Adam Sandler in 'Grown Ups 2''
Adam Sandler in 'Grown Ups 2''
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The critics have spoken, and "Grown Ups 2" is the winner - as the worst movie of the summer so far.

The Adam Sandler comedy sequel has attracted a blizzard of critical bashes, generating only 7 percent positive notices, according to the aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes. The scoring was a little more kind at Metacritic, where "Grown Ups 2" received 21 out of a possible 100 points.

Compared to even some of the summer's biggest critical busts, "Grown Ups 2" has been trashed harder than Will Smith's "After Earth" (11 percent positive reviews), Bradley Cooper's "The Hangover Part III" (19 percent), Johnny Depp's "The Lone Ranger" (26 percent) and Vince Vaughn's "The Internship" (36 percent).

Critics have had little trouble landing colorful "Grown Ups 2" slams.

Matt Patches, Time Out New York: "Put it this way: In the first five minutes, a deer walks into the star's bedroom and urinates on his face. It's all downhill from there."

Claudia Puig in USA Today: "Mystifyingly, the movie manages to emerge plot-free. Instead, it offers a succession of humorless gross-out gags, fat jokes, suggestive posturing, bullying, belches and pratfalls."

Sara Stewart, the New York Post: "Sandler sums it up himself halfway through: 'We're irrelevant! We're losers! We're old!' Age isn't the problem, buddy; nobody is more in touch with his inner obnoxious 6-year-old than you. But two out of three ain't bad."

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