Second Act Reviews

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January 11, 2019
Perhaps the film is a parable about how difficult having it all can be, especially for women. It does make a very pertinent point.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 11, 2019
Jennifer Lopez plays a middle-aged woman trying to break out of her dull life, a storyline that may sound like it has potential but, in this case, goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2019
A functional comedy that doesn't ask for more from its cast or the audience. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 10, 2019
The cast is good enough -- if not to pull it off, at least to make it go down painlessly. Charlyne Yi supplies fun as half-phobic, half-kinky office drone.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 8, 2019
Individually, scene to scene, Second Act has its highlights. But as a whole, the film simultaneously works and doesn't work - the epitome of a mixed bag.
January 4, 2019
It seems at times that it's not very difficult to deceive big companies' Human Resources offices. [Full review in Spanish]
January 4, 2019
Beneath the contrived surface, a heartfelt message of gender equality and self-discovery doesn't resonate because the story so consistently feels detached from reality.
January 4, 2019
Feels like it is stuck in the late 1990s.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 3, 2019
Pure formula and little heart. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 3, 2019
An irregular comedy, but has a great first half with various inspired moments and memorable characters. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 3, 2019
Inoffensive and unremarkable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 3, 2019
Lopez knocks her well-rounded role out of the park, but "Second Act" unfortunately has a number of gaping plot holes and logical lapses that render it a bit second-rate.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 2, 2019
Ironically, it is in the second act of Second Act where things start to fall apart and incredulity becomes the order of the day.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 2, 2019
Second Act transits through all of the aspects of a soap opera and pretends to be a film. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 24, 2018
Stick with Second Act for its smart reframing of a city Cinderella story that retains its sense of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 22, 2018
Didn't fluffy-minded workplace rom-coms lose their luster in the late 1980's? Another Jennifer Lopez marshmallow vehicle...Contrived, patchy and meandering, Second Act cannot solve the lingering mystery behind J Lo's penchant for queasy comedy romances
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 21, 2018
Perhaps the brightest and best bit is the chemistry between Lopez and Remini.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 21, 2018
I didn't care for it, and you might not either. But your mom will
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 21, 2018
The film feels as finely tailored to J. Lo as the booty-enhancing pencil skirts she wears throughout the movie: Second Act's Maya from Queens is our Jenny from the Block.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 21, 2018
Even fans of Jennifer Lopez, or the more genre friendly films that Second Act has in mind in its execution, are going to want to inquire elsewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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