Kick-Ass 2 Reviews

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014

The new ensemble is underused, but the central duo of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are still likable, even if Hit Girl runs away with the film.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Schembri
3AW
September 29, 2013

Yet the film's biggest treat - and this will come as no surprise to Kick-Ass fans - is how strong and magnetic a character Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) has become. She's great. Trouble is, there's not enough of her.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 28, 2013

Funny, raunchy and action-packed. 'Kick-Ass 2' doesn't quite live up the creativity of its superlative predecessor. This is R-rated material that is not suitable for children or for those accustomed to PG-13-rated superhero fare.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
September 7, 2013

Sometimes funny and extremely violent, "Kick Ass 2" is a by the book sequel that continues the concept of regular citizens becoming heroes.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
August 24, 2013

It definitely finds a few interesting places to go.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 23, 2013

Extreme violence and outrageous comedy form an uneasy alliance in this outwardly enthusiastic but inwardly ugly comic book sequel.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
Liam Maguren
Flicks.co.nz
August 22, 2013

Keeps the manic mix of R-rated comedy and action seen in Matthew Vaughn's original while omitting the terrible attempts at shock-drama that polluted Mark Millar's comic.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Erin Free
FILMINK (Australia)
August 20, 2013

In the end, Kick-Ass 2 just kicks the audience's arse too much, and with too much unnecessary force...

Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
August 20, 2013

So long as ChloŽ Grace Moretz's murderous Mindy Macready - aka Hit Girl - remains in the limelight, I'll take little umbrage with the bastardisation of the comics upon which these movies are based.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
August 17, 2013

Silly, ridiculous, violent and worthy.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kofi Outlaw
ScreenRant
August 17, 2013

An otherwise standard action film with B-movie feel, Kick-Ass 2 is a 'good' but not 'great' followup to the surprisingly smart, stylish and witty original.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
August 17, 2013

Kick-Ass 2 by name - and Kick-Ass too by nature.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 16, 2013

Like its predecessor, "Kick-Ass 2" subjects its audience to some over-the-top, bloody and gross violence. ... But it is performed in such a pleasing, comic-book manner that you can't be repulsed nor offended.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times
August 16, 2013

It's rambunctiously amusing but the laughs clot in your throat. There's a meaner streak this time to Kick-Ass and Hit Girl's exploits, or maybe Carrey's sensitivity is justified. Either way, the third act of Kick-Ass 2 is a visceral beatdown.

Full Review | Original Score: B-
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
August 16, 2013

Sequel offers exactly the blend of R-rated nastiness and candy-colored action fans expect.

Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
August 16, 2013

Saying Kick-Ass 2 stands in the shadow of its predecessor is an understatement. Its monotonous writing restrains the sequel from enhancing the story the way that it should. Kick-Ass 2 lacks maturity and no amount of Union J can fix that.

Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mathew DeKinder
Suburban Journals of St. Louis
August 16, 2013

'Kick-Ass 2' is unsurprisingly more of the same and I enjoyed it nearly as much as I did the first film, although it does trend a little darker this time around at the hands of writer and director Jeff Wadlow.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jolene Mendez
Entertainment Spectrum
August 16, 2013

"Kick-Ass 2″ is a solid film that will surpass your expectations.

Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
August 16, 2013

The movie is undeniably clunky and self-consciously extreme. But it's also very entertaining for those open to the experience. (Full Parental Review also available)

Kurt Loder
Reason Online
August 16, 2013

An exercise in trash-talking teenage ultra-violence that pushes many of the same buttons as its predecessor.

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