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Gremlins 2: The New Batch Reviews

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
October 19, 2002
Less scary than the original, but much funnier -- though the theatrical version has a scene with Hulk Hogan that's unwisely replaced by one of John Wayne on the video.
| Original Score: 5/5
Derek Smith
Apollo Guide
October 15, 2002
Everything that was original in the first Gremlins -- the plot, the gags, the wacky array of monsters and the cute, little furball Gizmo -- is simply rehashed in this sequel that simply does not live up to its predecessor.
| Original Score: 61/100
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
October 11, 2002
Perhaps the most uninhibited comedy since Helzappopin.
| Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
Clever sequel gets just a bit too snarky for its own good here and there ... but overall this is a seriously fun flick.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 17, 2001
More enjoyable than the first film, offering audacious dark humour and a lot of knowing 'in-jokes'.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Too many gremlins and not enough story line.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
For a good hour it's less like a wild-spirited comedy than a '60s Disney film with Dean Jones or Fred MacMurray.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A devilishly, hysterically, cacklingly, subversively funny picture that builds and builds until it literally self-destructs.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
How can one take a movie seriously that doesn't take itself seriously?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It must be said that there are many big laughs, but it's also important to note that this is less a cohesive movie than a fragmented series of bizarre sketches with even more bizarre characters.
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
As rationales for sequels go, this one is about par for being crass and high concept.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 25, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 16, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Michael Dequina
January 13, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
December 8, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 9, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Brandon Judell
May 28, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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