Son of the Mask Reviews

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Jason Zingale
Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
The only place for a movie like Son of the Mask is at the bottom of the bargain bin at your local Wal-Mart.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 18, 2005
Guterman falls into the same trap he set for himself in the equally lifeless Cats & Dogs. There's nothing funny going on around those zany visuals.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 18, 2005
It's doggie vs. baby vs. daddy vs. deity in a sequel so cartoonish it makes Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) look like a dry documentary.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
February 18, 2005
What we basically have here is a license for the filmmakers to do whatever they want to do with the special effects, while the plot, like Wile E. Coyote, keeps running into the wall.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 17, 2005
The movie is dumb and loud, which some children will confuse with entertaining, but parents may question the appropriateness of some of the material.
| Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Dumb and loud, with questionable material.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
February 20, 2005
You know how awful this movie looks in the previews? Well, that's exactly how bad the movie actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com
February 18, 2005
If your idea of a good time is watching your favorite cartoon classics butchered by a CGI dog and a creepy baby resembling a deleted scene from The Polar Express, then...
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
February 17, 2005
The mask works its bizarre corruption on the director, who wears it proudly. His slap-happy movie ricochets from one incomprehensible explosion of sound and color to the next.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
February 17, 2005
Soaked through with garish FX gags and obvious looks at the "funnier" side of bowel movements, streaming urine, and bitten crotches. (But by all means, bring the tots.)
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
February 19, 2005
Kids aren't going to get the sexual innuendo, and not many adults will enjoy the blast of urine and splatters of snot and vomit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 22, 2005
In the five years I've been co-hosting this show, this is the closest I've ever come to walking out halfway through the film, and now that I look back on the experience, I wish I had.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 17, 2005
Making a sequel to The Mask without Jim Carrey is like trying to make peanut butter without peanuts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
July 6, 2010
Sequels without their original stars are usually sent direct to video. Some deserve better, [but] this isn't one of those.
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 22, 2005
Instead of Jim Carrey's clowning being the film's raison d'etre, it is the sub-par mayhem of Jamie Kennedy and a computer-animated dog and baby.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
February 17, 2005
If you are a fan of cheap knock-offs devoid of originality such as Disney's direct-to-video sequels, you might find something here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
February 17, 2005
The infantilization of Son is a serious misstep, replacing the earlier film's bawdy vibe for one that resembles an acid-trip episode of Yes, Dear.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Also struggling vainly against the visual effects are Traylor Howard as Kennedy's wife and Bob Hoskins as Cumming's father, the god Odin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
A transparently minimal effort in which many jokes and pivotal plot points are grossly inappropriate for children.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 20, 2005
...messy and meandering. Clearly, this banal computer-generated clunker has all the witty bounce of a disabled kangaroo. Mask needs to hide its hideous face
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

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February 21, 2005
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