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Problem Child 2 (1991)

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8

Average Rating: 2.4/10
Reviews Counted: 26
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 24

Crude, rude, puerile, and pointless, Problem Child 2 represents a cynical nadir in family-marketed entertainment.

0

Average Rating: 2.3/10
Critic Reviews: 9
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 9

Crude, rude, puerile, and pointless, Problem Child 2 represents a cynical nadir in family-marketed entertainment.

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44

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Average Rating: 2.5/5
User Ratings: 25,670

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Movie Info

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the adoption agency, along comes this sequel to the 1990 comedy hit Problem Child. Ben Healy (John Ritter) and his sociopathically unruly son Junior (Michael Oliver) move out of town after Ben and his wife split up. Ben discovers that his new city is overrun with divorced women looking for husbands, and Lawanda Dumore (Laraine Newman) soon sets her predatory sights on Ben. However, Lawanda doesn't care for Junior (not difficult to understand) and

PG-13,

Comedy, Kids & Family

,

Mar 2, 2004

MCA Universal Home Video

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The kid in Problem Child 2 is so obnoxious that when his divorcing parents engage in a bitter custody dispute, the loser gets to keep him.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer
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[Problem Child 2 may] be the most sheerly repulsive kiddie movie ever filmed.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
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Louder and dumber, more preposterous, unfunny and pointless.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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How exciting can flatulence jokes still be, once you've seen them on cable?

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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I'm probably getting awfully moralistic, but couldn't the geniuses who devise entertainment for tots have come up with something a bit more, uh, responsible?

September 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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At times this poor version of a sitcom seems written by five-year-olds for five-year-olds, so much so that one suspects its script was fingerpainted.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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The problem is not so much the child. The problem is the movie, one which is, in its own way, amazing. Why was it made? Who made it? Do they have children? Would they want them to see this thing?

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun

If you take the family to see this deplorable excuse for a good time at the movies, then parents deserve what the kids will learn.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Pointless, purile sequel to a not-outstanding film. Avoid.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Even more dreadful than its genuinely trashy predecessor, Problem Child 2 is a morally bankrupt film totally lacking any artistic merit.

June 5, 2013 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

I swear this film plays like a sick joke from the screenwriters, who seem to be throwing anything at director Brian Levant, expecting to be reprimanded or refused.

July 5, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

Even better than the first....A silly no-holds barred giggle

May 6, 2005
Moviehole

Better than the original. Hilarious hijynks including the best vomit scene ever!

July 14, 2003
About.com

The worst sin, however, is selling this piece of slime to children. Executives at Universal Pictures apparently have no shame.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Easily the worst film so far this year.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Problem Child 2

Sequel to Problem Child, this film, continues the so called funny exploits of Junior, unfortunately this isn't a funny film. John Ritter can't even save this film, and it's a bad sequel to a bad film. The film lacks anything really engaging to appeal to the viewer. I really didn't get into the film, and quite frankly, I found this film along with the first to be very overrated. This film is garbage that is poorly written, acted and directed. If you're looking for something really funny, you definitely won't find it here. This is filmmaking at its worst. The film has a poorly constructed plot with awful jokes that are not funny. As far as comedy is concerned, this film really doesn't work. This film makes you ask the question, how could this crap be made? This film was bad, unimpressive, boring and pointless. I hated the film, and the actors were not likeable in their parts. This was a film that never should have seen the light of day. Poorly constructed, this is one of those films that never should have been made. The first film was bad, and this is just a poor attempt at cashing on the mediocrity of the first. Avoid this film, and there are far better comedies out there. This is a poor sequel that never should have been made. If you're looking for something funny here, you'll be sadly disappointed. There are no laughs to be found here, and this is just a bad film. I hated the sequel as much as the first film. Avoid it; you'll be glad you did.
July 1, 2012
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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Not as good as the first movie, but still pretty funny.
April 24, 2011
ajv2688

Super Reviewer

I remember this from my childhood. I don't know if I watched it now if I would think it was any good but I remember liking the adventure of these rotten kids who sort of learned their lesson at the end.
October 6, 2010
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