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Bad Santa 2 Reviews

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December 6, 2018
Released 13 years after the darkly funny yet rather uplifting original, this sequel is a bad-tempered misery fest which laughs at the weaker or less privileged. Which, if I were more of a chin-stroker, I would suggest is much like society now.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 31, 2018
It's just a lazy attempt to cash in on that sweet, sweet nostalgia that's all the rage without the burden of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 12, 2018
Plot holes are glaring, even more noticeable thanks to the series of flat one-liners and any fleeting moments that do work are usually followed with long stretches that just lie on the screen like a fruitcake that gets re-gifted multiple times.
Full Review | Original Score: D
October 25, 2018
Honestly, we all deserve better. Do yourself a favor this holiday season and give yourself the gift of self-worth, skip this Christmas brick and re-watch the original Bad Santa.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
August 24, 2017
When you remember how well the first Bad Santa drew its characters-with depth and cruelty and razor-sharp precision-the sequel is less "White Christmas" and more white elephant.
January 4, 2017
Bad Santa 2 is a poorly conceived cash-in that has fortunately backfired in every conceivable way.
December 2, 2016
The cast is the best thing about it but even they can't save this film from being a mess, since its plot is full of rude words and an exacerbated bad taste. [Full review in Spanish]
November 23, 2016
Billy Bob Thornton proves once again that he is the only actor capable of bringing Willie T. Stokes to life, but not even he can help jolt life into a sequel that never had any chance of being anything other than dead on arrival.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
November 23, 2016
Bad Santa 2 is another late comedy sequel that fails to catch lightning in a bottle again with a poor script and weak characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 26, 2016
A belated, gaseous sequel that slowly burns off its fumes of disappointment until all that's left is a flaming hull of misery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 4, 2017
[Bad Santa 2] seems to be more interested in spitting out dirty jokes instead of finding a real story to work with
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 23, 2016
Ho Ho No. Bad Santa 2 is an unnecessary follow-up to the 2003 cult classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 16, 2016
You're left with a predictable retread of the original that relies too heavily on vulgarity for its own sake.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 25, 2016
Bad Santa 2 is lacking the critical elements of surprise and heart the first film had underneath its nihilist exterior.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
November 23, 2016
Sorry to be a Bad Santa Grinch, but if you really hate Christmas, and everything it stands for, or comedy films in general, then this is exactly the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: D
June 28, 2018
If you're forced into close quarters with relatives you can't stand, you could do far worse than sneaking off to check out the boundary-pushing gags found here.
November 22, 2016
Plays out like a seventh-grader's mimicking of the original: chock-full of sex, booze, and four-letter insults, but stripped of any originality or subversive pluck.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 22, 2016
Some stories actually end. Some characters don't deserve another go-around. Some tales are best left untold ... simply because they never needed to be told in the first place. It only takes a whopping three minutes of Bad Santa 2 to realize this.
Full Review | Original Score: F
November 23, 2016
Before the Bad/Dirty boom, it still felt kind of shocking to see an antihero alcoholic racist in a Santa Claus suit having sex with prostitutes in a major motion picture.
December 4, 2017
It's like Willie said when Thurman found Asprin in his advent calendar - "Well they can't all be winners".
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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