Kick-Ass 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Kick-Ass 2 Reviews

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
July 7, 2015
If 2010's Kick-Ass was a one-two sucker punch of glorious goofiness, the follow-up is a more thoughtful superhero send-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Drew McWeeny
July 7, 2015
I don't think Wadlow's telling us to emulate anyone in the films. He's just showing you what sort of moral free-for-all lies just beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael Arbeiter
July 7, 2015
A total failure of a movie? Hardly. But in its will to reinvent and experiment anew with everything we discovered in the original, we'd have to call Kick-Ass 2 effectively powerless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan Hatfull
July 7, 2015
Kick-Ass 2 delivers a lot of laughs, the performances are still good, and it's certainly ambitious. But it's also decidedly hit and miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
July 7, 2015
It's nasty and hard-R violent, which counts for something, somewhere. Just not enough for here or now.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Randall King
Winnipeg Free Press
July 7, 2015
Amidst all that activity, the "real-world" premise of the first film slowly disappears from view to be replaced by a fog of the familiar: teen angst, violent excess and yadda-yadda-yadda.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
July 7, 2015
Arguably, too much time is also spent reiterating the cheesy mantra of there being "a hero in all of us", but the violent set pieces and edgy humour remain the same. Plus Jim Carrey as another would-be vigilante gives the pot a pleasing stir.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 7, 2015
That's the advantage of being the scrappy, scurrilous underdog of the superhero world: you can dare to have your cake and eat it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotland on Sunday
July 7, 2015
This time the transgressive punch-ups feel awfully forced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
July 7, 2015
It's a clever film but it's also a cynical and disorienting one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Maher
Times (UK)
July 7, 2015
Oh dear. Where to begin? How about everywhere?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Karen Krizanovich
The Arts Desk
July 7, 2015
Prediction: more tweets, Snapchats and texts will be sent during this film than during the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Stephen Dalton
The National (UAE)
July 7, 2015
This inferior sequel finds the Hollywood journeyman Jeff Wadlow replacing the original director Matthew Vaughn, ditching much of the first film's ironic -humour and unhinged charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mal Vincent
The Virginian-Pilot
July 7, 2015
Subversive, naughty and often outright clever, Kick-Ass 2 is a satirical, and often on-target, look at comic book mentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Alex Doenau
July 7, 2015
Kick-Ass 2 has nothing to say, and it says it in the most vulgar way possible.
Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer
July 7, 2015
[Kick-Ass 2] wisely banks on the charisma of Moretz and Taylor-Johnson. But the filmmakers run out of script long before the climax.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Jon Espino
The Young Folks
July 7, 2015
Its witty humor and repartee [has] mostly [been] taken away, leaving only crass, unfunny lines that at the most inspire a chuckle.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
The problem isn't that Kick-Ass 2 is tasteless and immoral. The problem is that it isn't funny.
Tom Clift
Movie Mezzanine
February 5, 2014
Tonally disastrous, the movie attempts to depict gruesome violence as serious one moment and hysterically entertaining the next.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
All the wonder and surprise of the first movie is gone. It's just aping the violence in other movies and other comic books.
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