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The Gods Must Be Crazy II (1990)




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This sequel to the enormous international hit The Gods Must Be Crazy isn't quite as fresh and enchanting as the original, but it is still a garden of small delights. N!Xau, the Kalihari bushman who starred in the first film, is separated from his children while on a hunting expedition in the desert. The emphasis is on the kids, who are kidnaped by elephant poachers. This activity is counterpointed with the adventures of the film's "civilized" characters, transplanted New York attorney Lena Farugia and zoologist Hans Strydom, who find themselves stranded in the desert (their adventures are similar to those experienced by fish-out-of-water Linda Kozlowski in Crocodile Dundee). Meanwhile, a couple of soldiers who've wandered away from a border war devote their time to capturing, and escaping from, each other. As in the first film, the various subplots converge, with N!Xau once more emerging as the hero of the hour.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jamie Uys
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Xixo
Lena Farugia
as Dr. Ann Taylor
Hans Strydom
as Dr. Stephen Marshall
as Xiri
as Xisa
Lesley Fox
as Ann's Secretary
Simon Sabela
as General
Ken Marshall
as Convener
Peter Tunstall
as Chief Game Warden
Andrew Dibb
as Computer Operator
Shimane Mpepela
as Man on Bike
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Critic Reviews for The Gods Must Be Crazy II

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | April 13, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Gods Must Be Crazy II

This was one of the funniest family films I have ever seen. I was young when I saw it, but I still love it. my whole family loves it and after renting it 4 times we finally bought it. there is very little colourful language and although its not as original as the first one, it is just as funny (if not more so). you've gotta check it out. Perhaps its a little on the cheesy side, but it's so original...and teaches you a lesson: are we really so much advanced than these people? Ignorance is bliss...

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer


Ha Ha. Similar plot to the first, except worse. A goofy foreign film with sped-up action and contrasting dry narration, which makes some laugh. Not me.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

I didn't even know that there was a sequel (poking around on IMDB showed me that there were in fact 5 The Gods Must Be Crazy movies but the last three were made in Hong Kong and were never released in the United States and were pretty horrible). It was even a little better than the first one. Thanks to this movie, I know not to mess with badgers.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

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