The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Eight years after getting a crash course in the fine art of personifying Christmas, Tim Allen returns as Kris Kringle's replacement in this sequel to the 1994 hit The Santa Clause. While Scott Calvin (Allen) initially had mixed feelings… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: November 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it's harmless as family entertainment and has moments of charm, The Santa Clause 2 is also predictable and forgettable.

Ben Kenigsberg
Village Voice

The scenes in which Fake Santa torments the elves with a toy soldier army are twisted enough to make it worth sticking around through the mawkish courtship.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Has less charm than coal in a stocking.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...more of a high-tech extravaganza than a touching fantasy.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

The Santa Clause 2 is a barely adequate babysitter for older kids, but I've got to give it thumbs down.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This one deserves a "bah humbug."

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Fun for those for whom Hogwarts or Middle Earth are a little too tiring or scary, a cinematic lump of coal for everyone else.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

A bloated, prefab sequel that gets stuck in the chimney.

Michael Dequina

Sitcom-level predictability and treacle.

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Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)

Amazingly, the film juggles all the elements well without being messy, instead playing fair and tying up all the loose ends.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Being the sequel to one of my favourite Christmas movies, I dreaded that this would tarnish my good memories of the original. But as much as I prepared myself… More
Luke Baldock
A rather forced sequel at times. I hated this on my initial viewing 8 years ago, as it spat on the memory I had of the original. This year I watched them back… More
Jennifer D
Stupid, but good for completely mindless entertainment. I LOVED the first one as a kid - so strange to see everyone so much older in this one.
Bentley Lyles
The first is better but this one is also good. The new characters are fun and the plot is decent. With the holidays coming up, this a reccomendation. Fun for… More
Jim Careter
Sweet movie for kids, but at many times very dumb and childish.
KJ Proulx
Much better than the first, and I said that I would remember the first for every christmas, and now I can say that I think the exact same way and maybe more… More