Gremlins 2: The New Batch Reviews

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June 23, 2020
An acidic look at U.S. culture. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 23, 2020
'Gremlins 2'' is sloppy and inconsistent, just as it needs to be -- its bumptious, adolescent humor would wilt away if it were subjected to craftsmanship and mature reflection.
June 23, 2020
A magnificent and unapologetically fun film. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 23, 2020
What lends it novelty and makes it such wicked fun is the change of locale from a Capra-esque small town to rude, hectic New York City.
June 23, 2020
It's... a lot of fun considering the fact it is also based on the antics of a bunch of mean little puppets.
June 23, 2020
The antics of the Gremlins in this sequel are truly amazing, from their sudden appearances and jump-out tactics, to nasty, premeditated shenanigans and hand-to-hand confrontations with humans.
June 23, 2020
Gremlins 2 might have been a better movie if it followed the old Hollywood notion of ingenuity over abundance in special effects. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 23, 2020
You can't help being impressed, even as you feel like ducking under your seat for a moment's relief from the relentlessness of it all.
June 23, 2020
Gremlins 2 The New Batch has so much comic energy that we overlook its lack of anything worth calling a plot.
June 23, 2020
A busy but boring sequel that spends most of its energy piling topical parody on top of product plug on top of gooey horror special effect.
June 23, 2020
Gremlins 2 works better than its 1984 predecessor for one simple reason: Gremlins was only partially goofy, while Gremlins 2 is totally goofy.
June 23, 2020
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a rarity: a sequel (again directed by Joe Dante) better than the original.
June 23, 2020
Let's get right to it, which is what director Joe Dante does: This movie has no surprises, just a bigger dose of the bizarre, sadistic, ugly little creatures that surfaced in the original.
June 22, 2020
Beneath the gags is a pedestrian script. And the gremlins, like a troupe of nightmare Muppets, are too overproduced to be either funny or horrifying.
June 22, 2020
View it as a live-action cartoon and strap yourself in for a rollercoaster ride.
June 22, 2020
It's an infernally funny mass entertainment: the Dream Machine snapping at its own tail.
June 22, 2020
This batch of monsters is new, improved and one is even able to explain what they want.
June 22, 2020
A rare example of a sequel that improves on the original, Gremlins 2 takes its mischievous monsters to new heights - literally.
June 22, 2020
Solid, agreeable entertainment, this basically consists of plentiful gags and lighthearted satire spiked with Dante's compulsive taste for movie references...
February 6, 2018
Only a snob could resist such a generous level of lunacy.
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