Jun 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.
Jun 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.
Jun 23, 2020
Gremlins 2 The New Batch has so much comic energy that we overlook its lack of anything worth calling a plot.
Jun 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.
Jun 23, 2020
Gremlins 2: The New Batch is a rarity: a sequel (again directed by Joe Dante) better than the original.
Jun 22, 2020
It's an infernally funny mass entertainment: the Dream Machine snapping at its own tail.
Jun 22, 2020
Solid, agreeable entertainment, this basically consists of plentiful gags and lighthearted satire spiked with Dante's compulsive taste for movie references...
Feb 6, 2018
Only a snob could resist such a generous level of lunacy.
Nov 7, 2011
This uninhibited and uproarious monster bash, directed by Joe Dante, is more quick-witted and ironic than the original; it sets forth a savvy, slaphappy agenda before the opening credits and follows it straight through to the end, and even beyond.
Sep 7, 2011
Gremlins 2 is a limited achievement - it's nothing but the sum of its own whirring pop-culture mechanics. But that's more than enough to keep you occupied, and occasionally exhilarated.
Mar 26, 2009
An hilarious sequel featuring equal parts creature slapstick for the small fry and satirical barbs for adults.
Feb 9, 2006
There's almost enough in-joke ingenuity to justify the total absence of plot.
Jan 19, 2006
A loving celebration, and biting critique, of our pop culture-saturated times.
Nov 3, 2005
You can really tell that the people making this film had a lot of fun doing it. The plot is thinner than a compressed wafer, but who cares? It's fun and cheap laughs all the way, and that ain't no crime.
Aug 30, 2004
Speaks to the gleeful hell-raising monster in each of us, and it speaks with much more verve, cleverness and good humor than the film on which it is based. Add this to the very short list of sequels that neatly surpass their predecessors.
Apr 17, 2001
More enjoyable than the first film, offering audacious dark humour and a lot of knowing 'in-jokes'.
Jan 1, 2000
Too many gremlins and not enough story line.
Jan 1, 2000
A devilishly, hysterically, cacklingly, subversively funny picture that builds and builds until it literally self-destructs.
Jan 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.