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Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
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, Deloris is persuaded to return to the convent by the Mother Superior (Maggie Smith), because her help is needed in teaching their choral students at St. Francis High in San Francisco. However, St. Francis is in a crisis, since the administrator running the school (James Coburn) is threatening to shut the place down. If the gospel choir wins first place in a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 7%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Two trips to the convent is one too many."
‑ Brian Lowry, Variety
"The sequel suffers from a lame, saccharine premise and a fatally earnest manner."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"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."
‑ Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Should've left the first one alone"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
"I hope what they all got paid made it worth the bother."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"This is another one of those dreary retreads about a bunch of kids with no faith in themselves, and about how an inspiring teacher coaches them into the State Finals, where they upset the snobs from the rich school."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A slapdash affair, with paper-thin plotting and characters more or less redeemed by some winning musical sequences."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"lame, stupid sequel"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"As for Goldberg herself, there is similarly little for her to do, and she looks bored."
‑ Scott Renshaw,
"Bouncy musical numbers and plenty of social concern, but the star, regrettably, is on autopilot."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"This shoddiest of sequels should be the last act for these sorry Sisters."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"Enough already! Nun more, please. And "cute" is not the descriptive word here."
‑ Steve Crum,
"The film is like a pleasant visit with old friends"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Sister Act 2: Back In the Habit is merely a rehash of the first film, with less wit and charm."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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