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Kick-Ass 2 Reviews

Wesley Morris
Grantland
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All the wonder and surprise of the first movie is gone. It's just aping the violence in other movies and other comic books.

Full Review Source: Grantland

January 3, 2014
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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If it works at all, fitfully, it's because of the precociously talented and in-control Moretz, who basically carries the entire film on her own small shoulders.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 16, 2013
John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
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Sequel offers exactly the blend of R-rated nastiness and candy-colored action fans expect.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

August 16, 2013
Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
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Even the novelty of a deadly, blasphemous Hit-Girl wears off, and all that's left is over-the-top violence and under-the-belt humor.

Full Review Source: Orange County Register | Original Score: D

August 16, 2013
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
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What was once shocking now just elicits a shrug.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C

August 16, 2013
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
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The year's most unpleasant movie.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 0.5/4

August 16, 2013
Adam Graham
Detroit News
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The savvy wit and inspiration on display in the first film is absent in this dumbed-down, warmed over retread. Consider its ass kicked.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C-

August 16, 2013
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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"Kick-Ass 2" can't decide what it wants to be when it grows up: a vessel for unhinged vengeance and destruction or a meta-critique of those same impulses.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

August 15, 2013
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Writer-director Jeff Wadlow establishes a premise and follows it without compromise, but the trail leads to a very ugly place. In the end, the journey wasn't really worth it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 15, 2013
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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It revels in carnage while lacking the visual style and gleeful humor of the original.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2013
Soren Anderson
Seattle Times
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I miss Nicolas Cage.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2013
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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There isn't anything good to say about "Kick-Ass 2," the even more witless, mirthless follow-up to "Kick-Ass."

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0/5

August 15, 2013
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Cartoonishly violent, with blood spray, vomit spew, severed limbs, impaled torsos and more, Kick-Ass 2 has none of the punky flair of the Matthew Vaughn-directed original.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2013
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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It's a smart, edgy, unpredictable action-comedy, the tonal opposite of overwrought sculptures like "Man of Steel."

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

August 15, 2013
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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It no longer seems very smart (the YouTube and texting references are so 2010) and it's also not much fun anymore.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2013
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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The meta-satire hits you over the head until not just your Spidey sense is tingling.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/5

August 15, 2013
William Goss
Film.com
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...an even more pronounced cartoon that maintains the first film's habit of mocking comic conventions while rarely subverting them.

Full Review Source: Film.com

August 15, 2013
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
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"Kick-Ass 2" has a mean-spirited vigilante streak the first film lacked (it seemed more concerned with justice, in its way), as well as a fatigue.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 2.5/5

August 15, 2013
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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What seemed edgy and brash in the original film is now routine and old-hat.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

August 15, 2013
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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A joke isn't as funny the second time around, and maybe especially not if you shout it.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Bungles the original cult hit's stylized ultraviolence and blunts its wincingly sharp humor.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2013
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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To stand out in a crowded marketplace, a sequel can't just kick ass - it has to blow minds.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 2/4

August 15, 2013
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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While there are some solid gold moments, the story as a whole has an unfocused, meandering quality, and there are elements that simply don't work.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 15, 2013
Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
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Sticking to the original's box-office-busting formula of blood, guts, boobs, and bad words, Wadlow sleepwalks through the material, failing to inject any personality into what's actually an incredibly disturbing story of pathological teens.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 15, 2013
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Honestly, this movie is rank.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 15, 2013
Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture
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While Kick-Ass 2 does a decent job of replicating the look and feel of the original (as well as that of the Millar comics), it doesn't have the same urgency.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

August 15, 2013
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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"Kick-Ass 2" is a lesser version of what it appears to be, an uncertain jumble rather than a true exploration of outrage, violence and identity.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 15, 2013
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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A witless, mean-spirited sequel, "Kick-Ass 2" has the emotional maturity of an arrested 12-year-old and the ethical compass of a turnip.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe

August 15, 2013
A.A. Dowd
AV Club
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A juvenile comedy of excess, in which skewering adolescent power fantasies looks an awful lot like indulging in them.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C

August 15, 2013
Tony Hicks
San Jose Mercury News
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The whole movie could be considered a questionable attempt at appealing to 14-year-old boys, as the delightful irony of the first "Kick-Ass" was apparently exhausted before the sequel was made.

Full Review Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 2/4

August 14, 2013
Justin Chang
Variety
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"Kick-Ass 2″ improves on its 2010 predecessor in at least one respect: It doesn't make the mistake of trying to pass off its bone-crunching brutality as something shocking or subversive.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 14, 2013
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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If the original felt like it was designed for adolescents, however, this follow-up feels like it was made by an adolescent, one with a whopping case of ADHD.

Full Review Source: TheWrap

August 14, 2013
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
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You might not mind that director Jeff Wadlow, even more than Vaughn, has made sure that it's only the images that are provocative--never the ideas.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

August 14, 2013
Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com
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The unloaded gun is also unfortunately a rather apt metaphor for the movie itself. Kick-Ass 2 may look powerful, but doesn't have much real pop.

Full Review Source: ChristyLemire.com | Original Score: 2/4

August 14, 2013
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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You'll still be laughing, but where 'Kick-Ass' giggled at action cliches, this sometimes slips into them.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

August 12, 2013
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