Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)

In this follow-up to Revenge of the Nerds the nerdy frat boys from Lambda Lambda Lambda go to Ft. Lauderdale to a national frat conference where they again must outwit the thick-tongued jock frat-boys who are also at the conference. This… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 10, 1987
DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 7% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It reunites most of the original cast and rounds them up for a trip to Fort Lauderdale for spring break, but Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise forgets to pack enough jokes or compelling characters to make it through its 89-minute running time.

Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

It's a gross parody of its original. And since the original was a gross parody to begin with, the whole thing begins to seem gaseous, overbright, hideously inflated, as if all the bodily function jokes were about to belch it right off the screen.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Because the cast is basically the same in both parts of the Nerds saga, the blame for the saga's decline must be assigned elsewhere. A good bet is that the change in director and screenwriters.

Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Nerds triumph in '80s comedy; some sex, profanity, drugs.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

By all evidence, to make Nerds II, it took over 1,000 people with an aggregate IQ of under 1.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

The leading characters may have high IQs, but most of the humor rests a few degrees south of lowbrow.

David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

If these guys are so smart, why do they win their final victory with nothing more subtle than a punch in the mouth, backed up by a military tank?

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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

This one's on automatic pilot all the way.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The nerds' rap number, in which they sing of nerd pride, is probably the high point of this whole endeavor.

Ben Yagoda
Philadelphia Daily News

This is fairly clever.

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Follow up to Revenge of the nerds is a pretty good sequel that is a silly good time. I found this entry to be underrated, and I thought it was entertaining and… More
Jason Spencer
Sorta funny.
Coxxie Mild Sauce
best part of the movie? who farted t-shirt. thats sad.
danny d
goofy and stupid but really funny
Nani Vang
Doesn't compare to the first one, but still funny.
Marcus Woolcott
Nowhere near as good as the first, but still likeable.

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