Bad Santa 2 Reviews

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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.
December 1, 2016
The whole series is based on the notion that no one is any better than his worst impulse.
November 29, 2016
It takes everything that was fresh and assertive about the original and transforms it into vile, hateful overkill.
November 25, 2016
We have long hoped that there might one day be a sequel. We need to be careful what we wish for.
November 24, 2016
At its best, Bad Santa 2 feels like an echo of its predecessor. At its worst, it's unfunny, crass, and uncomfortable (not in a good way).
November 24, 2016
Waters wrings occasional snickers from a patchy script, but the whole feels tamely conventional: misanthropy passed through the usual Hollywood motions.
Top Critic
November 23, 2016
Once-edgy jokes about Santa's vomit-caked beard, his open hostility toward children, and sexual proclivities in line with R. Crumb are now compulsory elements, like Bruce Willis saying "Yippie-ki-yay" in a Die Hard sequel.
November 23, 2016
No doubt some critics will slam Bad Santa 2 as a lump of coal in our holiday movie stockings. To which I would say: why be so rough on lumps of coal?
November 23, 2016
We asked for a filthy new Bad Santa for Christmas and now know the same letdown as unwrapping a box of sensible socks on Dec. 25, albeit dirty ones.
Top Critic
November 23, 2016
Bad Santa 2 doesn't hate Christmas. It just hates women.
November 23, 2016
Bad Santa 2 has to make do with director Mark Waters (Mean Girls), who is both more sentimental and more accepting of broad, panicky comedy.
November 23, 2016
This sequel actively devalues the compassion-on-the-knife-edge-of-misanthropy that distinguished the original in favor of a mainstream gross-out cartoon.
November 23, 2016
Once seen, instantly forgotten.
November 22, 2016
Brett Kelly's breakout performance makes Thurman a classic Christmas movie character - if only there were more of his goodness and less of the badness.
November 22, 2016
If ever there was a movie that should never have been made, "Bad Santa 2" is that movie.
November 22, 2016
While Ms. Bates can be a nimble scene stealer, decking her out in tattoos and punk jewelry is not enough to spark an uninspired script.
November 22, 2016
"Bad Santa 2" insults the intelligence and taste of the first film's audience by including all of the biliousness and vulgarity of the first film, but none - or precious little - of its scabrous joie de vivre.
Top Critic
November 22, 2016
Bad Santa 2 is the kind of sequel that makes you appreciate the intangibles of the creative process. It demonstrates how a lousy movie can be made from basically the same ingredients as a good one.
November 22, 2016
Willie may not have a heart of gold. But he's got a heart of bloody, barely thumping meat, same as the rest of us. And in this bitter season of unceasing, frostbitten darkness, it's heart enough.
November 22, 2016
This sequel's main cast is still in fine form, but the rehashed jokes feel past their prime.
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