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'Taken 2' Reviews, 'The Paper Boy,' Miguel's 'Kaleidoscope Dream' & More: The Week In Ouch

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"Taken 2" was among the more poorly reviewed projects this week. | AP

From "X-Factor" winner Cher Lloyd's debut album to Lee Daniel's 'The Paper Boy, the critics had a fresh batch of works to review this week.

Cher Lloyd's album Sticks and Stones was assaulted with several distasteful reviews. This week was no more forgiving for Miguel's Kaleidoscope Dream, Muse's The 2nd Law or The Vaccines' Come of Age.

In movies, Lee Daniels' The Paper Boy was deemed as struggling to find a balance between humour and seriousness, leaving the film too unfocused for some reviewers. "Butter" and the intensely hyped "Taken 2" also failed to impress, as did horror film "V/H/S" -- a piece of cinematic coal that most critics have vowed to never rewind.

We've corralled all of the reviews in the gallery below. Were the reviews warranted or are a little misguided? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

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