Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa 2 (2016)

BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award (R)-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 23, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loaded up with the same scatological and misanthropic humor as its predecessor but precious little of its heart or genuine wit, Bad Santa 2 presents a foulmouthed shadow of Christmas past.

Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

These jokes may be good for momentary release, but the joke's no longer on the holiday: It's on us.

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Stephen Romei
The Australian

Bad Santa 2 is up there with the worst films I've seen in recent years.

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Matt Brunson
Film Frenzy

While the foul language, misanthropic attitude, and cynical performances still come into focus, even squinting might not pick up much in the way of the first film's clever plotting, genuine wit, and sneaky subversive streak running throughout.

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Tara Brady
Irish Times

The thrill of novelty and oddness... may be gone but Billy Bob's reaction shots remain a Christmas miracle, Tony Cox snarls with aplomb and Bates hasn't been so much fun since Adam Sandler was tied to her apron-strings in The Waterboy.

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Kevin Maher
Times (UK)

It takes everything that was fresh and assertive about the original and transforms it into vile, hateful overkill.

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Mike Massie
Gone With The Twins

A bevy of supporting roles provide almost no real laughs, despite the fact that they're added solely for comic relief.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The whole series is based on the notion that no one is any better than his worst impulse.

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

We have long hoped that there might one day be a sequel. We need to be careful what we wish for.

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Richard Propes
TheIndependentCritic.com

There's something genuinely awesome and genuinely awful about a film in which the leading characters all are relentlessly cruel to one another yet.

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Flixster Audience Score: 33% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Okay, so it's not as good as the original and some of it goes too far on shock value (like the horrible ending), but the characters are still good and I… More
KJ Proulx
It is nice to see beloved films get some more attention after many years, in order to bring in a new audience, but why can't films just be re-released in… More
Phil Hubbs
It seems Hollywood is intent on making pointless remakes and sequels to movies that in way require them. The days of stand alone movies appear to be gone as… More
Dann Michalski
Incredibly crass and vulgar, Bad Santa 2 is even more offensive than the first one. After getting a hot tip about a job in Chicago, Marcus recruits Willie for… More
Nate Zoebl
A comedy with no reason to exist is a lousy thing and it's even worse when that comedy seems to know it, and thus is the pitiful state of Bad Santa 2, a… More
Michael Malan
I feel like Bad Santa 2 suffers from what Iā(TM)m gonnaā(TM) call the Sin City 2 effect, where itā(TM)s more of what you loved but maybe too little too late. A… More