Addams Family Values
Addams Family Values (1993)

When the Addams family welcomes a new baby, they hire a devious nany, Cussack, who falls in love with and marries Fester. Her true intentions are revealed as a serial killer who marries wealthy men but she is no match for the insanity of… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 19, 1993
DVD Release Date: February 22, 2000
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: New, well-developed characters add dimension to this batty satire, creating a comedy much more substantial than the original.

Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

At its best, it's a valentine of venom, sent with mirth and malice aforethought.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

This delightful follow-up to The Addams Family is blessed with an even blacker vein of humour than the original.

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Michael Sragow
New Yorker

You've got to respect a comedy that makes light of arson, torture, and murder in these squeamish times.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Somehow, the new production fails to sustain the creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether ooky visual sweep that held the first film together.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

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.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Chris Weber
The ghoulish Addams clan return for another cinematic go round, and, like many sequels, this one fails to live up to the goods that the first delivered. Well,… More
Jens S.
One of the rare cases of the sequel easily topping the original film. With all characters of the insanely morbid family already established the film simply has… More
Phil Hubbs
For me this sequel didn't quite hit the mark and I just can't pin point why to be honest. All the cast return so continuity is fine accept for the… More
Aj V
This sequel to the Addams Family movie of the previous year, is slightly sillier and incorporates a bit of hip hop, but other than that it has the same dark… More
Alex roy
Pretty good sequel to The Addams Family, the cast from the first film come back for more horrifying comedic fun. Although less memorable than the first film,… More
Dead Angel
<b><i>"Marvelous news, I'm going to have a baby.....right now!"</i></b></p> This was definitely funnier than the… More