Gremlins 2: The New Batch
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)

Where the original Gremlins was a horror film spiked with comedy, Gremlins 2: The New Batch is essentially a black comedy, with a couple of horrifying touches. As the film starts, the fantastical trinket shop in Chinatown, which sold the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 20, 2002
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Sragow
New Yorker

This uninhibited and uproarious monster bash, directed by Joe Dante, is more quick-witted and ironic than the original; it sets forth a savvy, slaphappy agenda before the opening credits and follows it straight through to the end, and even beyond.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

Speaks to the gleeful hell-raising monster in each of us, and it speaks with much more verve, cleverness and good humor than the film on which it is based. Add this to the very short list of sequels that neatly surpass their predecessors.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

"Gremlins" deserved a much better follow up than "The New Batch."

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Variety Staff
Variety

An hilarious sequel featuring equal parts creature slapstick for the small fry and satirical barbs for adults.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Too many gremlins and not enough story line.

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Campy horror sequel has unrelenting cartoonish violence.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

There's almost enough in-joke ingenuity to justify the total absence of plot.

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John Hartl
Film.com

Wicked fun.

R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

An odd, but rewarding sequel that ups the ante on comedy and effects, and manages to offer a refreshing spoof of the first film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
Six years after the original smash hit and Dante comes along with this newish sequel. The intro to the film is an animated Looney Tunes segment with Bugs and… More
Alex roy
Gremlins was such a fun comedic monster flick. Obviously a sequel was in order. Although not as great as the original, Gremlins 2 has enough good elements to… More
Alice Shen
So freakin' stupid, and the movie knew it and tried to salvage itself by getting self-referential and ridiculous. The only really funny part was Kate… More
Candy Rose
The Gremlins are back to terrorise a tower block in the city.
KJ Proulx
Aside from breaking the fourth wall multiple times, there is not really anything particularly bad about the second instalment of "Gremlins," but it… More
Directors Cat
Gremlins 2 isn't as clever as the first one but is better then you'd probably expect. The writers abandon the idea of horror comedy and go on the… More

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