Bad Santa 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Bad Santa 2 Reviews

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August 30, 2018
Billy Bob Thornton is once more perfect as the embittered Willie. He hasn't changed a bit and you can't help but love him for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 20, 2017
Bad Santa 2 is not that terrible and is saved by its emotional ending. Just don't watch it if you are easily offended.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 27, 2017
Mark Waters (Mean Girls), knows how to frame the dialogue, but apart from a terrific gag involving an electric oven the movie lacks a corrupted physicality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 11, 2016
If you're a fan of the first film, you'll bask in the warm familiarity of this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 10, 2016
A slightly inferior sequel...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 2, 2016
The thrill of novelty and oddness... may be gone but Billy Bob's reaction shots remain a Christmas miracle, Tony Cox snarls with aplomb and Bates hasn't been so much fun since Adam Sandler was tied to her apron-strings in The Waterboy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 1, 2016
This film is far from perfect, but it made me and some other terribly frightened folks laugh for a while in the dark.
November 27, 2016
While the foul language, misanthropic attitude, and cynical performances still come into focus, even squinting might not pick up much in the way of the first film's clever plotting, genuine wit, and sneaky subversive streak running throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 27, 2016
Though there are many LOL moments, "Bad Santa 2" offers nothing different from the original.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 25, 2016
Billy Bob's best ever character and the original was his best ever performance. Love the character enough to see it but it's not as good at being bad as Bad Santa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 25, 2016
If you like good bawdy humor, are not easily offended, and are a fan of the first "Bad Santa," this is a worthy follow-up. (Full Content Review for Parents - Sex, Nudity, Profanity, etc. - also Available)
November 25, 2016
The shtick becomes a little samey but there are enough pearls of idiocy and head-in-the-oven moments to keep you in the perversely festive spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 24, 2016
It's a pale imitation of the original, a pretty good retread at best, but it's still a pretty funny one. You just can't recreate the shock value of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2016
...like a punk rocker giving the finger, or a secretly chugged cocktail at a contentious family holiday dinner: arguably a cliched act of rebellion, possibly unnecessary, but most certainly welcome at the time.
November 23, 2016
Naughty, not nice, often hilarious. Thornton and Bates make a great mother-son team.
Full Review | Original Score: B plus
November 23, 2016
Quietly, Thornton is an excellent comic, and writer Shauna Cross wisely gives him the film's best material to laugh-out-loud effect.. [But] film also suffers from a robust case of sequelitis.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 23, 2016
Sequels comes the supposed benefit of knowing exactly what audiences responded too so fervently, but this can be detrimental as the inclination to appease that same crowd & attempt to emulate what worked in the past so rarely breeds the same results.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 23, 2016
Fans will be relieved that Willie remains incorrigible in the sequel -- there has been no attempt to make him over.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 23, 2016
Bad Santa movies are for people who hate sappy Christmas movies. It's also for people who secretly like sappy Christmas movies but like to make fun of others who do anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2016
The script by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross will make you uncomfortable and embarrassed at your laughter. It's OK.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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