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Addams Family Values Reviews

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
Uneven as it is, Addams Family Values is considerably more enjoyable than its predecessor. At this rate, if there's a third installment, it'll be a knockout. Or at least a TKO.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Sragow
New Yorker
April 11, 2013
You've got to respect a comedy that makes light of arson, torture, and murder in these squeamish times.
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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.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
April 11, 2013
At its best, it's a valentine of venom, sent with mirth and malice aforethought.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2013
Even if the sequel doesn't offer the delight of discovery, the trip back to Chateau Addams is more than the dead end it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
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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.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
August 16, 2007
As sequels go, this is passable...
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Leonard Klady
Variety
May 3, 2007
It remains perilously slim in the story department, but glides over the thin ice with technical razzle-dazzle and an exceptionally winning cast.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 3, 2007
The comedy has moved into high gear and become one of the funniest, most mean-spirited satirical assaults on sunny American values since the salad days of W.C. Fields.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
As sequels go, this is passable: no more coherent than the episodic first instalment, but with enough sick humour to satisfy the mildly depraved.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Mr. Sonnenfeld repeats some of the first film's favorite visual stunts without wearing out their welcome, and he sustains much more exuberance than a sequel might be expected to have.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A thinner, airier reunion.
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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