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Kick-Ass 2 Reviews

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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
June 28, 2016
Kick-Ass 2 is a giddy kind of ride, offering up well-designed action scenes and a few perfectly aimed visual gags but it never does much with its own satirical stylings.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
J. Olson
April 14, 2016
A more tonally consistent piece than its predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 15, 2015
The problem with being shocking is that you can only shock once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age
July 7, 2015
Kick-Ass 2 has a twisted energy, and from the first scene, in which a caustic Mindy teaches Dave about the importance of a bulletproof vest, it tries everything it can think of.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joel Harley
July 7, 2015
It's well-acted, amusing and occasionally a lot of fun, but that's tempered with a mean, ugly streak that makes it quite sad to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Eddie Cockrell
July 7, 2015
Should Kick-Ass 2 represent the end of the line for this polarising, guilty pleasure-defining franchise, it sure was fun while it lasted.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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
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
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
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-
Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire
January 2, 2014
The new ensemble is underused, but the central duo of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl are still likable, even if Hit Girl runs away with the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2013
Yet the film's biggest treat - and this will come as no surprise to Kick-Ass fans - is how strong and magnetic a character Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) has become. She's great. Trouble is, there's not enough of her.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 28, 2013
Funny, raunchy and action-packed. 'Kick-Ass 2' doesn't quite live up the creativity of its superlative predecessor. This is R-rated material that is not suitable for children or for those accustomed to PG-13-rated superhero fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael A. Smith
September 7, 2013
Sometimes funny and extremely violent, "Kick Ass 2" is a by the book sequel that continues the concept of regular citizens becoming heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
August 24, 2013
It definitely finds a few interesting places to go.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 23, 2013
Extreme violence and outrageous comedy form an uneasy alliance in this outwardly enthusiastic but inwardly ugly comic book sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tyler Kane
Paste Magazine
August 22, 2013
Controversy aside, you don't get Millar-level recognition without some decent storytelling. Kick-Ass 2 has that, especially in Hit-Girl.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
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