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Based on 39 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
Premiere
In this sequel, as Elle uses her good-hearted pluck to work toward her goal, Witherspoon is a sheer delight, all charm and light and loveliness; you just want her to win.
80
Elle dresses in shades of sorbet and dolls up her Chihuahua like a bantamweight drag queen, but by fighting the good fight she's also giving alpha girls and women their due, rescuing them from the magazine horror stories and the taint of Hillary.
75
Takes the financially successful formula of "Legally Blonde," the Reese Witherspoon hit from two years ago, and does something unexpected. It fiddles with it, changes it and actually fixes it.
75
Witherspoon is a professional, demanding we give ourselves over to her carbonated pluck.
67
Entertainment Weekly
At once brasher and more frivolous, she's a lot less compelling fighting for the welfare of lab-test animals than she was crusading for her own dignity.
63
Chicago Tribune
Unlike other current D.C. types, Elle would never misplace or misidentify her own weapons of mass destruction. They're all in her wardrobe closet and makeup kit.
50
There's not enough here to sustain a half-hour sitcom, but Reese Witherspoon shoulders the burden with star shine to spare.
50
Philadelphia Inquirer
Just as a fistful of drooping stalks does not a bouquet make, director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld's random collection of think-pink gags, canine couture and smart/dumb blonde jokes does not a comedy make.
50
New York Daily News
Director Charles Herman-Wurmfeld ("Kissing Jessica Stein") misses several opportunities to go all out and be, as Elle would say, "superfun."
40
The Hollywood Reporter
Legally bland.
38
The first one was silly fun, amusing and oddly inventive; the second is plodding, unfunny and almost cringe-worthy.
0
Wall Street Journal
One of the strongest arguments yet for making sequels illegal.

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