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Addams Family Values Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
Uneven as it is, Addams Family Values is considerably more enjoyable than its predecessor. At this rate, if there's a third installment, it'll be a knockout. Or at least a TKO.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
April 11, 2013
This delightful follow-up to The Addams Family is blessed with an even blacker vein of humour than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
April 11, 2013
You've got to respect a comedy that makes light of arson, torture, and murder in these squeamish times.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 11, 2013
Surprise, surprise -- Addams Family Values is more wicked, more warped and more tightly wound than The Addams Family. It's a dark comedy on the edge, way on the edge, and perhaps twice as funny as the original.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2013
At its best, it's a valentine of venom, sent with mirth and malice aforethought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2013
Even if the sequel doesn't offer the delight of discovery, the trip back to Chateau Addams is more than the dead end it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2013
Addams Family Values turns out to be both a trick and a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Emanuel Levy
June 6, 2011
This sequel to the 1990 picture contains some funny scenes and witty one-liners.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Polly M. Robertus
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A dark comedy teens will love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
July 16, 2010
It is a rare feat to make a sequel better than its predecessor but here Sonnenfeld manages to do just that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

May 18, 2008
That rare thing -- an enjoyable comedy sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
August 16, 2007
As sequels go, this is passable...
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Leonard Klady
May 3, 2007
It remains perilously slim in the story department, but glides over the thin ice with technical razzle-dazzle and an exceptionally winning cast.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 3, 2007
The good news is that the one-liners are much funnier than the first time, mainly thanks to the increased input of screenwriter Paul Rudnick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2007
The comedy has moved into high gear and become one of the funniest, most mean-spirited satirical assaults on sunny American values since the salad days of W.C. Fields.
Scott Weinberg
October 25, 2006
The second Addams flick is actually funny, too. And obviously that goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I like it when Hollywood apologizes. And I liked this movie. Apology accepted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
As sequels go, this is passable: no more coherent than the episodic first instalment, but with enough sick humour to satisfy the mildly depraved.
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
Even better than the first!
| Original Score: 3/5
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