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Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)



Critic Consensus: Horrible Bosses 2 may trigger a few belly laughs among big fans of the original, but all in all, it's a waste of a strong cast that fails to justify its own existence.

Movie Info

The follow-up to the 2011 hit comedy "Horrible Bosses" reunites Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis as everyone's favorite working stiffs: Nick, Dale and Kurt. Jennifer Aniston ("We're the Millers"), and Oscar (R) winners Jamie Foxx ("Ray") and Kevin Spacey ("American Beauty," "The Usual Suspects") also reprise their "Horrible Bosses" starring roles, while Chris Pine ("Star Trek: Into Darkness") and Oscar (R) winner Christoph Waltz ("Django Unchained," "Inglourious Basterds") star as new adversaries standing between the guys and their dreams of success. (c) Warner Brosmore
Rating: R (for strong crude sexual content and language throughout)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Sean Anders, John Morris
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 24, 2015
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Jason Bateman
as Nick Hendricks
Jason Sudeikis
as Kurt Buckman
Charlie Day
as Dale Arbus
Chris Pine
as Rex Hanson
Jennifer Aniston
as Dr. Julia Harris, D...
Christoph Waltz
as Bert Hanson
Kevin Spacey
as Dave Harken
Jamie Foxx
as Dean "MF" Jones
Jonathan Banks
as Detective Hatcher
Lindsay Sloane
as Stacy Arbus
Keegan Michael Key
as Good Morning LA Crew...
Kelly Stables
as Good Morning LA Crew...
Jerry Lambert
as Good Morning LA Crew...
Sam Richardson
as Good Morning LA Crew...
Jill Basey
as Older Receptionist
Alyssa Preston
as Younger Receptionist
Bruno Amato
as Police Officer (Sex ...
Andy Buckley
as Surveillance Audio A...
Rob Huebel
as Pinkberry Executive
Allen Zwolle
as Sex Addiction Group ...
Charles Iacuzzo
as Sex Addiction Group ...
Brendan Hunt
as Sex Addiction Group ...
Rebecca Field
as Sex Addiction Group ...
Camilla Lim
as Sex Addiction Group ...
Chase Kim
as Officer
Sabrina Sky
as Tiffany
Keeley Hazell
as Rex's Assistant
David Weiss
as Prisoner
Raymond Ma
as Asian Businessman
Ping Wu
as Asia Businessman
as Lobby Receptionist
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Critic Reviews for Horrible Bosses 2

All Critics (135) | Top Critics (30)

'Horrible Bosses 2' is so lazy it's not even about horrible bosses.

Full Review… | December 14, 2014
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

So much idle chatter that it's practically radio--Morning Zoo Crew: The Movie.

Full Review… | March 15, 2015
Film Freak Central

The original film had some well-earned laughs. The sequel is a joke, and not a good one.

Full Review… | March 2, 2015
Movie Chambers

The movie is just a hodgepodge of badly filmed chases, ridiculous capers and riff-y scenes in which talented comics looking as though they're having great fun talking over each other and drowning each other out -- just not loudly enough.

Full Review… | January 19, 2015
Playboy Online

... tries to coast on the breezy camaraderie of its stars, and while they might have had fun reuniting on screen, little of that enjoyment is passed along to the audience.

Full Review… | January 9, 2015

The entertainment is watching them think, fumble, stumble, and win. It's what made the original such a success, and it's what makes this sequel at the very least acceptable.

Full Review… | January 8, 2015
Consequence of Sound

Audience Reviews for Horrible Bosses 2


Such a dud it makes me wonder if the original was actually funny either or just the mood I was in at the time I watched it.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


The first movie was quite the success and I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish. The whole concept of wanting to murder ones work boss really hit a cord with me and many others I'm sure. Why? because it was completely relatable for most common regular folk, us mortals that toil in crappy soul destroying jobs. That concept and the movie was also similar to another fantastic comedy 'Office Space' which I think helped with its popularity.

Now we have the much anticipated sequel which reunites all of the original cast...accept for Farrell, did I say anticipated? This time around the three main guys are trying to start their own business with a homemade invention. They go to Hanson (Waltz as a wealthy businessman) to pitch their idea, Hanson likes it and makes a big order. Later on down the road Hanson screws them over and basically puts the guys up shit creek without a paddle. What do they do next? well they decide to kidnap Hanson's son Rex (Pine) but discover its harder than they expected. Things then take a twist as Rex decides to assist them in getting back at his emotionless father.

That's the one thing this movie does have in its favour and that's twists, although they aren't hard to spot but at least they are there. There are a few mini plots going on here with different characters at different times, its not confusing but in fact essential to keeping this films head above the water. Obviously everything comes together at the end and is tied up in a neat package with a pretty bow. Did I enjoy the ride though? well kinda I guess, the main problem here is the plot is so very bland, cliched, unoriginal and non-engaging. The reason why the first film worked was, as I said, you could relate to it, you can't relate to this because most people don't go around kidnapping other people.

They have shifted from a solid idea to this very meh idea which is just typical Hollywood spiel. It starts off quite funny I'll admit, the dirty and childish visual gag of Day wanking off Sudeikis and then giving him a reach around (trick of the eye gag) is actually very funny. When the guys are carrying out their plan to pinch some laughing gas from Dale's old sex obsessed boss Julia Harris (Aniston), the walkie talkie camaraderie between the three is hilarious. Bateman's blank, dry, deadpan expressions of exasperation as his two buddies continuously fudge up and prove how imbecilic they are is comedy gold. Day does get slightly annoying as the hyperactive fast talking Dale, can't stand too much of that character, whilst Sudeikis as Kurt is a worthy comedic foil to Nicks (Bateman) level-headed sensibilities.

Around the point where the guys meet up with Rex to discuss his diabolical plan is where this film starts to lose its way. Up to then it was quite funny with some admittedly solid laughs and good sleazy toilet humour. But as the plot goes down the stupid Hollywood action route which ends in car chases, police activity and gun play it ceases to be funny and merely becomes very meh. It was still a joy to see Aniston dress like a slut and hear her talk like an even dirtier slut describing how much she loves cock, loved her character in both films. Twas also great to see Spacey do his evil tyrant thing again which he does oh so well, apart from that everyone else is by the books frankly.

I'm afraid its the usual error that Hollywood just keeps making. Every time a film does well they have to make a sequel no matter what the original film was about. I've said it before and I'll say it again, certain films don't require sequels, they are stand alone flicks, one shot deals, lightning in a bottle. Just because a film does well that doesn't mean you have to try and franchise it! and this is another perfect example. The first film was very funny and it did well, right...now leave it at that! There was never a need to make a sloppy bottom of the barrel scraping sequel, it was never gonna be better or do as well.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer


Felt very microwaved,warmed over crap they did not use in the first one. Still cute... but far short of the first on!

Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

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