Problem Child 2 Reviews

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Sue Heal
Radio Times
May 1, 2014
A cinematic disaster zone.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Lou Cedrone
Baltimore Sun
June 5, 2013
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?
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 5, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 5, 2013
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 5, 2013
[Problem Child 2 may] be the most sheerly repulsive kiddie movie ever filmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
June 5, 2013
Louder and dumber, more preposterous, unfunny and pointless.
Mark Salisbury
Empire Magazine
June 5, 2013
Pointless, purile sequel to a not-outstanding film. Avoid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
June 5, 2013
Even more dreadful than its genuinely trashy predecessor, Problem Child 2 is a morally bankrupt film totally lacking any artistic merit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
June 5, 2013
How exciting can flatulence jokes still be, once you've seen them on cable?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
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?
Full Review | Original Score: D
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
July 5, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
A faint heh-heh might escape your lips at the antics of an Ellen Barkin lookalike tot (Schwan), but mostly it's predictable, hopelessly over-extended stuff.
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 6, 2005
Even better than the first....A silly no-holds barred giggle
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Better than the original. Hilarious hijynks including the best vomit scene ever!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Bad kids are big business, which is the only explanation for Problem Child 2.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
The worst sin, however, is selling this piece of slime to children. Executives at Universal Pictures apparently have no shame.
Steve Davis
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Easily the worst film so far this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Junior Healy (Michael Oliver), problem child and the movies' best argument for infanticide, is back and no one is more surprised than I am.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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