Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993)

In the sequel to the hit comedy Sister Act, Whoopie Goldberg reprises her role of Deloris Van Cartier, a Las Vegas entertainer who hid out with in a convent of nuns to avoid a nasty bunch of gangsters. In Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit,… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: December 10, 1993
DVD Release Date: February 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Sister Act is off-key in this reprise, fatally shifting the spotlight from Whoopi Goldberg to a less compelling ensemble of pupils and trading its predecessor's sharp comedy for unconvincing sentiment.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

Even by sequel standards, a minimal amount of creativity has gone into "Sister Act 2," and not even the talents of its cast, including several likable young people, can compensate for this thrown-together feeling.

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Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

While the kids may sing a storm when at last they get down to mixing Beethoven, gospel and rap, in the good clean fun department this is monumentally weak and derivative.

Andrew Chan

A singer's movie for the ages, one with virtually no contemporary rivals. It feels like a film that could have been made only by people who understand on an intuitive level why we sing in the first place.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Considering how terribly resistible (to me, at least) last year's Sister Act was, the sequel seems like a movie miracle.

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Brian Lowry

Two trips to the convent is one too many.

Rachel Wagner

It gave us a beautiful soundtrack with engaging performances and a story that while admittedly generic is extremely likable and easy cheer for.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Why Whoopi took up the habit here is a mystery-unless she's tired of this part and wants to make sure there won't be any more "Sister Acts."

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

I hope what they all got paid made it worth the bother.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

The musical sequences are lively enough and Maggie Smith gives her usual sterling support.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Bethany Murphy
I love these films. Very funny! Whoopi Goldberg is hilarious! A must see!
erika bruhns
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Not as good as the first one, whether it's from the story or the song selection.. I really thought they were pushed to make this movie just because the… More
Candy Rose
Back in the Habit. Whoopi converts bad kids into a choir.
Chris Weber
I remember seeing this in the theater as a child, and, while I kind of liked it back then, i knew it wasn't as good as the first. Only now that I'm… More
Dean McKenna
Whoopi Goldberg returns as the Sister and undercover as a music teacher at an inner-city school in an attempt to reach rebellious students. Very tame, but… More