The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

The Santa Clause 2

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Though it's harmless as family entertainment and has moments of charm, The Santa Clause 2 is also predictable and forgettable.


Movie Info

Eight years after getting a crash course in the fine art of personifying Christmas, Tim Allen returns as Kris Kringle's replacement in this sequel to the 1994 hit The Santa Clause. While Scott Calvin (Allen) initially had mixed feelings when he became the new Santa Claus, after eight years on the job he's come to enjoy being Father Christmas, and he and the Elves are looking forward to another holiday season when things begin going a bit wrong. Scott finds he's becoming less and less … More

Rating: G
Genre: Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Cinco Paul, John J. Strauss, Ken Daurio, Ed Decter, Don Rhymer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 2003
Box Office: $139.2M
Runtime:
Buena Vista Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Scott Calvin

as Carol Newman

as Charlie Calvin

as Dr. Neil Miller

as Laura Miller

as Lucy Miller

as Tooth Fairy

as Tooth Fairy

as Mother Nature

as Easter Bunny

as Sandman

as Engineer Elf

as Elf Center

as Elf Quarterback

as Richie/Elf Tight End

as Engineer Elf No. 2

as Spanish Teacher

as John Pierce

as Picardo

as Pamela's Mother

as Security Guard

as Seismic Interpreter

as C-130 Pilot

as Engineer

as Elf with Kangaroo

as Hangdog Teacher

as Female Teacher

as Teacher

as Teacher

as Teacher

as Reindeer
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Critic Reviews for The Santa Clause 2

All Critics (133) | Top Critics (35)

The scenes in which Fake Santa torments the elves with a toy soldier army are twisted enough to make it worth sticking around through the mawkish courtship.

Full Review… | November 12, 2002
Village Voice
Top Critic

This one deserves a "bah humbug."

Full Review… | December 29, 2010
Common Sense Media

Sitcom-level predictability and treacle.

Full Review… | January 29, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

...more of a high-tech extravaganza than a touching fantasy.

Full Review… | November 13, 2003
Movie Metropolis

Fun for those for whom Hogwarts or Middle Earth are a little too tiring or scary, a cinematic lump of coal for everyone else.

Full Review… | August 18, 2003

Amazingly, the film juggles all the elements well without being messy, instead playing fair and tying up all the loose ends.

Full Review… | June 27, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Santa Clause 2

½

Being the sequel to one of my favourite Christmas movies, I dreaded that this would tarnish my good memories of the original. But as much as I prepared myself for a suck-fest beyond measure, I quickly came to discover that my fears were unfounded. Sure, the script is about as thick as a ginger bread man, and yes, there's an abundance of random goofing around. But the spirit and joy of the original is still pretty much intact. Santa's workshop remains vibrant with fun activity, and although a few ornaments short of an epic Christmas tree, it's sufficiently entertaining and even touching at times. More with kudos to the cast though, than due to any other element. So for a follow-up with such a weak and skeletal plot, this was far from ho-ho-horrible.

CloudStrife84
Mike S

Super Reviewer

Stupid, but good for completely mindless entertainment. I LOVED the first one as a kid - so strange to see everyone so much older in this one.

MeetMeinMontauk
Jennifer D

Super Reviewer

½

Sweet movie for kids, but at many times very dumb and childish.

DreamExtractor
Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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