Son of the Mask (2005) - Rotten Tomatoes

Son of the Mask (2005)



Critic Consensus: Overly frantic, painfully unfunny, and sorely missing the presence of Jim Carrey.

Movie Info

Just as aspiring cartoonist Tim Avery gets over his fear of parenthood with the birth of his new son Alvey, he quickly finds himself in over his head as his new baby is born with the magical Mask's spectacular powers. Further complicating matters is the family's jealous dog, who turns the household upside down and sparks a comical kid-versus-canine battle for control of the Mask. But unbeknownst to them all, the mischievous Norse god Loki has come looking for his Mask, and is willing to do whatever it takes to get it back.more
Rating: PG (for action, crude and suggestive humor and language)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Lance Khazei
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 17, 2005
Box Office: $17.0M
New Line Cinema - Official Site


Jamie Kennedy
as Tim Avery
Traylor Howard
as Tonya Avery
Ben Stein
as Dr. Arthur Newman
Steven Wright
as Daniel Moss
Peter Flett
as Mr. Kemperbee
Kal Penn
as Jorge
Ryan Falconer
as Alvey Avery
Liam Falconer
as Alvey Avery
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Critic Reviews for Son of the Mask

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (30)

Whatever possessed director Lawrence Guterman and writer Lance Khazei to transform the sequel to 1994's libidinous hit comedy into pabulum?

Full Review… | January 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

No doubt extensive market research shows that there's an audience out there for movies like Son Of The Mask, but it's too depressing to speculate who that might be.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

Dumb and loud, with questionable material.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Common Sense Media

Sequels without their original stars are usually sent direct to video. Some deserve better, [but] this isn't one of those.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Dark Horizons

It's your usual low-budget, unbelievably bad sequel.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Kennedy is feeble and even Alan Cumming makes less of a meal than he could of his role as the petulant god of mischief.

Full Review… | October 18, 2008
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Son of the Mask


Market Man
Eric Shankle

Super Reviewer

"The Mask" is the absolute funniest film i've ever seen in my life. CGI enhanced the first film and made it even better then it already was. In this case, it makes this cash in plummet into the dirt. Everything about this film is painful and there are no redeeming features at all. The script is bad, the acting is bad, the characters are awful but worst of all. It's missing Jim Carrey and the physical comedy that made the original a golden comedy classic. Depressingly it is one of the worst films i've ever seen in my life.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Horrible, in my Top 10 worst films ever, i hate, hate,hate this crap

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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