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Nativity 2 (2013)

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An uptight grade-school teacher enters his class in a national singing competition.

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Cast

David Tennant
as Donald Peterson
Pam Ferris
as Mrs Bevan
Jessica Stevenson
as Angel Matthews
Marc Wootton
as Desmond Poppy
Joanna Page
as Sarah Peterson
Ian McNeice
as Mr Peterson Snr.

Critic Reviews for Nativity 2

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (1)

'Nativity 2' offers roughly as many laughs as the Queen's speech.

November 20, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Adorable misfits on zany Xmas adventure; some potty humor.

July 24, 2014 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It might actually be funnier if you haven't seen the first film, but I'm not in a position to say--only that it's disappointingly similar to the original, and suffers from the comparison.

November 24, 2013 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

After 2009's inane comedy Nativity, no one was clamouring for a sequel, but at least this one tips the scales into sublime silliness.

November 26, 2012 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The only laughs come from the film's title and Jessica Hynes as a ridiculously pretentious TV hostess.

November 25, 2012 | Full Review…

How often, on the big screen, will your nippers ever be able to watch fellow children in familiar blue uniforms just being allowed to be themselves?

November 24, 2012 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nativity 2

Your enjoyment of this sequel will depend on how much you enjoyed the 2009 original. Apart from Freeman most of the original cast are back and once again St. Bernadette's school are involved in another competition. Rather than a Nativity we have a 'Song for Christmas' set in Wales which gives Isitt a chance to have fun with different Christmas songs from the competitors. Tennant has fun playing the dual role of twin brothers but isn't as endearing as Freeman. Wooten is as bonkers as before but I quite like his humour. Unlike the first film the situation get a bit ridiculous here (including a scale down a mountain and a birth in a barn) but there's still fun to be had if you're in the Christmas spirit. The competition goes on too long at the end (it feels like Isitt is padding out the film too much) and no-one would consider this great film-making but I found it quite enjoyable.

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