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Bride of Chucky (1998)

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Average Rating: 3.9/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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This horror film, directed by Ronnie Yu, marked a return (after an eight-year lapse) of Chucky and the Child's Play series that began in 1988. At the moment of his death, the spirit of former serial killer Charles Lee Ray was mystically relocated in the doll Chucky (voice of Brad Dourif). After being salvaged from the evidence morgue by his ex-girlfriend Tiffany (Jennifer Tilly) and a corrupt cop, Chucky is put back in action when Tiffany sews his pieces back together and works a voodoo spell to

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Action & Adventure, Horror

Don Mancini

Mar 23, 1999

Universal Pictures

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All Critics (51) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (15) | Rotten (19) | DVD (11)

A well-paced, colourfully shot, and keenly edited sequel to challenge the original.

February 2, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

The best of the self-aware slasher satires of the late 1990s.

July 17, 2011 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

Grisly, tongue-in-cheek sequel isn't for kids.

January 1, 2011 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Comment (1)
Common Sense Media

...feels more like a parody of these movies than a natural extension of the world established in part one.

January 3, 2008 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

A hilariously campy and surprisingly diverting horror sequel that's always smartly aware of its own ridiculousness.

March 4, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Redundant and more than a little wearisome.

May 3, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

The perfect satirical horror. Brilliant observations about the genre, the media and the goth scene. Hilarious, and you actually care about the characters.

July 14, 2003
About.com

at least everyone involved seems to have approached the project with tongues firmly in cheek, and for that reason alone, the movie is a whole lot better than it has any right to be.

July 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

Any film where John Ritter dies TWICE can't be all bad.

April 6, 2003 | Comments (2)
MovieCrypt.com

Pokes fun at the genre (while respecting it), but more importantly, it pokes fun at itself and the whole concept of series horror.

April 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Comment (1)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

As with the first three films in the series, it is more a showcase for puppetry and animatronics than for acting or directing...

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online

All of the added humor, though, does not make Bride of Chucky a good film--just a campy one.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Has a genuinely goofy premise, and is far more original than the other sequels. But if you look at it as a horror film, which it is, that is where the film fails.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: DustinPutman.com
DustinPutman.com

Bride Of Chucky, the fourth film in the Child's Play series, plays like an unfunny and corny parody of the first three films.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org
Cinemaphile.org

What turns out to be the scariest thing about Bride of Chucky is its shockingly large box-office take so far, proving just how critic-proof and taste-proof some movies can be.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

This film winks an eye at every horror fan, and then gives them the finger.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Juicy Cerebellum
Juicy Cerebellum

Long live Chucky!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for Bride of Chucky

The one of most funny and entertaining sequel of Chucky franchise. Still, the screenplay is a little amateur and poor. But as a good fan, I doesn't care so much, it's a great time of see this sequel.
January 12, 2014
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

The series finally get's back on track with this fourth instalment in the Chucky franchise. This time, Charles' ex-girlfriend finds his pieces and reassembles them and casts one last spell to resurrect him once more. She tricks him into thinking he is free again, and after all goes wrong, her body is then living through another doll (a female). The two dolls fall in love just like they used to and make love. With some great comedy, awesome bloody scenes, and a story that is almost comparable to the likes of the original, "Bride of Chucky" is one of the best in the series. Highly recommended to fans of the series. All that being said, none of the films are great in any way, they are just great fun!
October 20, 2013
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer

Okay, five stars is probably too much, but I do love this movie. Probably my favourite in the Child's Play series.
More funny than scary, this greatly benefits from the inclusion of Jennifer Tilly as Tiffany. So evil and hilarious. Katherine Heigl also is good as Jade. The brief appearance of Alexis Arquette in a role that makes me think of Marilyn Manson is also a winner.
This is pretty much a road movie with cheesy horror scenes and two dolls causing havoc. I think I enjoy Tiffany's antics a little more than I should!
October 27, 2012
romy861

Super Reviewer

This movie brings humor to the Child's Play series, as well as a love interest for its villain. I really enjoyed this movie, Jennifer Tilly is great, she really brings energy to this film. If you liked the first three films of this series, don't miss this one.
November 21, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

    1. Chucky: Go ahead and shoot! I'll be back! I ALWAYS come back!... But dying is such a bitch.
    – Submitted by Rocky F (2 years ago)
    1. Jesse: They think we're mass murderers!
    2. David: Multiple murderers, actually. Mass murderers kill a whole lot of people at the same time, like at the post office.
    – Submitted by Joshua C (2 years ago)
    1. Chucky: Go ahead and shoot! I'll be back! I ALWAYS come back!... But dying is such a bitch.
    – Submitted by Joshua C (2 years ago)
    1. Tiffany / Tiffany Doll: You never really killed anybody, did you? Did you? Did you, you pathetic worm!
    – Submitted by Joshua C (2 years ago)
    1. Tiffany / Tiffany Doll: [after killing a cop] Oh no! What do we do?
    2. Chucky: I don't know! What would Martha Stewert do?
    – Submitted by Joshua C (2 years ago)
    1. Tiffany / Tiffany Doll: Barbie, eat your heart out.
    – Submitted by Jason G (3 years ago)
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