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Addams Family Values Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
A few sparkling performances and funny moments save this from being a complete waste of time, but it's not a promising way to start the Thanksgiving/Christmas movie season.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 21, 2004
Bland, rote and not at all ooky enough.
| Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
Bad move, Barry. You should have quit while you were ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A thinner, airier reunion.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
November 21, 2008
Like the first of the Addams chronicles, this is an essentially lazy movie, too often settling for easy gags and special effects that don't come to any really funny point.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
If you haven't yet seen the first film, rent that instead, or, better yet, go pick up a volume of the original Addams cartoons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
Cheers to Christina Ricci, but I hope her contract doesn't demand another sequel. She deserves better.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 11, 2013
Though this sequel probably has more creative energy than its predecessor, the constant stream of one-liners and sight gags is very much hit or miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
April 11, 2013
Somehow, the new production fails to sustain the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky visual sweep that held the first film together.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
April 11, 2013
Surprise, surprise -- Addams Family Values is more wicked, more warped and more tightly wound than The Addams Family. It's a dark comedy on the edge, way on the edge, and perhaps twice as funny as the original.
Polly M. Robertus
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
A dark comedy teens will love.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Raul Julia and Anjelica Huston are given a lot of one-liners and payoff gags, of course, but what's funny is the stuff that comes in between -- the real affection with which they embrace each other, and the way they delight in their unspeakable lifestyle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
November 12, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
John Ferguson
Radio Times
April 11, 2013
This delightful follow-up to The Addams Family is blessed with an even blacker vein of humour than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
October 25, 2006
The second Addams flick is actually funny, too. And obviously that goes a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
April 11, 2013
Addams Family Values turns out to be both a trick and a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Film Threat
March 31, 2005
Even better than the first!
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
When the film tries to advance a plot it loses most of its energy and humor, and tells a rather weak story. It is only when the story-telling comes to a full halt for the sake of a joke that the film is really funny.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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