Gremlins 2: The New Batch Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Too many gremlins and not enough story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
As rationales for sequels go, this one is about par for being crass and high concept.
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 8, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 19, 2014
"Gremlins" deserved a much better follow up than "The New Batch."
Top Critic
Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
There's almost enough in-joke ingenuity to justify the total absence of plot.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
How can one take a movie seriously that doesn't take itself seriously?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
October 15, 2002
Everything that was original in the first Gremlins -- the plot, the gags, the wacky array of monsters and the cute, little furball Gizmo -- is simply rehashed in this sequel that simply does not live up to its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 61/100
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
May 8, 2012
Any movie with former Dracula Christopher Lee as a scientist who creates a gremlin-bat can't be all bad, but there's a reason we never received a Gremlins 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brandon Judell
PopcornQ
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
For a good hour it's less like a wild-spirited comedy than a '60s Disney film with Dean Jones or Fred MacMurray.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 13, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
June 12, 2013
Campy horror sequel has unrelenting cartoonish violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
Clever sequel gets just a bit too snarky for its own good here and there ... but overall this is a seriously fun flick.
| Original Score: 4/5
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
January 19, 2006
A loving celebration, and biting critique, of our pop culture-saturated times.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Clint Morris
Moviehole
March 23, 2005
Wilder than the first....a laugh riot!
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
June 19, 2010
An amazing achievement despite a total lack of sincerity, and any film that can successfully work Slayer's grinding tune Angel of Death into the action is a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 14, 2006
Actually better than the original in many ways: it's darker and more cynical, contains more pop culture references and takes on a bigger target.
Top Critic
John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Wicked fun.
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