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Addams Family Values
The ghoulish cartoon family created by Charles Addams returns for a second big-screen outing darker and nastier than the first. When Morticia Addams (Anjelica Huston) gives birth to new baby boy Pubert, the other Addams children, Pugsley (Jimmy Workman) and Wednesday (Christina Ricci), devise any number of ways to kill off their new sibling. This leads Morticia and her husband, Gomez Raul Julia, to hire a nanny (Joan Cusack) to oversee all three children. But the nanny has an agenda of her own, packing the Addams children off to a horrid parody of summer camp and setting out to seduce Uncle… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

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"Uneven as it is, Addams Family Values is considerably more enjoyable than its predecessor. At this rate, if there's a third installment, it'll be a knockout. Or at least a TKO."
‑ Peter Rainer, Los Angeles Times
"At its best, it's a valentine of venom, sent with mirth and malice aforethought."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
"This delightful follow-up to The Addams Family is blessed with an even blacker vein of humour than the original."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"Addams Family Values turns out to be both a trick and a treat."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Baltimore Sun
"It is a rare feat to make a sequel better than its predecessor but here Sonnenfeld manages to do just that."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
"You've got to respect a comedy that makes light of arson, torture, and murder in these squeamish times."
‑ Michael Sragow, New Yorker
"Even if the sequel doesn't offer the delight of discovery, the trip back to Chateau Addams is more than the dead end it could have been."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Surprise, surprise -- Addams Family Values is more wicked, more warped and more tightly wound than The Addams Family. It's a dark comedy on the edge, way on the edge, and perhaps twice as funny as the original."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"This sequel to the 1990 picture contains some funny scenes and witty one-liners."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"That rare thing -- an enjoyable comedy sequel."
‑ , Film4
"Somehow, the new production fails to sustain the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky visual sweep that held the first film together."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"Like the first of the Addams chronicles, this is an essentially lazy movie, too often settling for easy gags and special effects that don't come to any really funny point."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Though this sequel probably has more creative energy than its predecessor, the constant stream of one-liners and sight gags is very much hit or miss."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"A dark comedy teens will love."
‑ Polly M. Robertus, Common Sense Media
"The good news is that the one-liners are much funnier than the first time, mainly thanks to the increased input of screenwriter Paul Rudnick."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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