Addams Family Values Reviews

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.
April 11, 2013
You've got to respect a comedy that makes light of arson, torture, and murder in these squeamish times.
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.
April 11, 2013
At its best, it's a valentine of venom, sent with mirth and malice aforethought.
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.
September 7, 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
Overall this is a far tighter film, from the simpler but ever delightful set design to the sharp script and economical running time.
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.
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.
January 1, 2000
A thinner, airier reunion.