Weekend at Bernie's II (1993) - Rotten Tomatoes

Weekend at Bernie's II (1993)



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In this sequel, executives Larry Wilson (Andrew McCarthy) and Richard Parker (Jonathan Silverman) are accused of participating in their dead boss' embezzlement scheme. When they discover that they might be able to recover the stolen money, Larry and Richard drag corpse Bernie along for a trip to the Caribbean, where they must race a group of mob members to the stash.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Klane
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 4, 2001
TriStar Pictures


Andrew McCarthy
as Larry Wilson
Jonathan Silverman
as Richard Parker
Terry Kiser
as Bernie Lomax
Troy Beyer
as Claudia
Tom Wright
as Charles
Philip Coccioletti
as 1st Cartel Man
James Lally
as Morgue Attendant
Michael Rogers
as Island Cop
Stack Pierce
as Claudia's Dad
Constance Shulman
as Tour Operator
Curt Karibalis
as Hotel Manager
Phil Coccioletti
as Cartel Man #1
Gary Dourdan
as Cartel Man #2
Christine Nerfin
as Hotel Hostess
John Hodge
as Band Member
Samantha Phillips
as Pretty Young Thief
Rudy Warner
as Jitney Driver
Caitlin Klane
as Little Girl with Rad...
David Lipman
as Movie Patron
Lyle Howry
as New York Cop #1
Ben Lemon
as New York Cop #2
Filippo Cassinelli
as New York Cop #3
Winston DeLugo
as Mr. Jennings
Cedric Bones
as Bank Executive
William Lucas
as Store Clerk
Lance Durham
as Hotel Beach Employee
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Critic Reviews for Weekend at Bernie's II

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (5)

A mildly diverting farcical caper.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Through it all, Mr. Kiser, who says not a word, exudes the foolish amiability of a partygoer who is beyond plotzed and is living in a private world of his own.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

If the premise of the first film was mindless and repetitive, it's doubly so this second time around.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

I find it hard to believe that many people will pay $6 or $7 to see a picture that has TV sitcom production values, writing, and acting.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

At the film's conclusion, unfortunately, Bernie is still a fully animate zombie, leaving open the possibility of a third weekend.

Full Review… | May 15, 2009
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Why would anyone want to be caught dead with Bernie and his banal buddies a second time around? Relentlessly labored and pointless

June 24, 2004

Audience Reviews for Weekend at Bernie's II

Unlike the film preceding it, "Weekend at Bernie's 2" takes everything that should have at least been a little bit fun and shits all over it. Having Bernie's body brought around by multiple people to create more slap-stick comedy that does not work, having his body dancing to music after being under a spell, and just stupid dialogue and banter between the two lead characters makes it feel so distant from the first film. Like many dumb comedies, they get lucky if they work once, but hardly ever twice, and to me, the first film barely worked on it's own, so this was entirely unnecessary. I only laughed once, the story is convoluted, the characters motivations are all jumbled, and I felt like I was watching a parody of the first rather than a sequel. In the end, nobody needs to watch this film. If you are curious about this story, stick with the first, because this will be 90-minutes you'll wish you had back.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


Sequel to Weekend at Bernie's is an awful sequel to a mediocre sequel. I really don't know why they made a sequel because the original was pretty bland, and didn't have anything going for it in terms of comedy. This follow up, recycles ideas seen in the first film, but adds a new angle in order to hide the lack of originality with this film. This entry doesn't boast anything funny about it, and the attempt at comedy is poor. The result is a sequel that is a waste of time, and it also shows that you can't pull off a good sequel in the genre. It's only on the very rare occasion that comedy sequels work, and it's due to a strong script and effective comedic performances, which isn't present here. If you're looking for a fun sequel, you'll be disappointed, and will wonder why you even bothered with seeing it. Weekend at Bernie's was a severely flawed comedy that didn't deliver good laughs, and it was completely unnecessary because the first film didn't do anything special with its ideas. Overall, this sequel fails to grab your attention, and it's a straining affair, one that tries too hard with awful material. Don't expect to enjoy this film, as the film just ends up falling flat due to poor performances, nonexistent comedic bits and lazy direction. Weekend at Bernie's II is a poor sequel, one that definitely isn't worth seeing, and if you've seen the original, it should be enough because the filmmakers don't do anything new or original here and they reuse elements that we've seen before and add a few elements to try and make it work. Ultimately, this is a train wreck of a movie and you'd be better off watching something else instead.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


So bad. Barely makes sense. And I really liked the original (sadly).

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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