Bad Santa 2
Bad Santa 2 (2016)

BAD SANTA 2 returns Academy Award (R)-winner BILLY BOB THORNTON to the screen as America's favorite anti-hero, Willie Soke. Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: November 23, 2016
DVD Release Date: February 21, 2017
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Loaded up with the same scatological and misanthropic humor as its predecessor but precious little of its heart or genuine wit, Bad Santa 2 presents a foulmouthed shadow of Christmas past.

April Wolfe
L.A. Weekly

This film is far from perfect, but it made me and some other terribly frightened folks laugh for a while in the dark.

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James Berardinelli

At its best, Bad Santa 2 feels like an echo of its predecessor. At its worst, it's unfunny, crass, and uncomfortable (not in a good way).

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Blake Howard
Graffiti With Punctuation

It's fitting that the star of "Misery" is here for the torture that follows.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The whole series is based on the notion that no one is any better than his worst impulse.

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Scott Tobias

Once-edgy jokes about Santa's vomit-caked beard, his open hostility toward children, and sexual proclivities in line with R. Crumb are now compulsory elements, like Bruce Willis saying "Yippie-ki-yay" in a Die Hard sequel.

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Peter Sobczynski

Apart from the presumed financial incentive -- the original did pretty well in theaters and was a big hit on home video -- why was Bad Santa 2 even made in the first place?

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David Fear
Rolling Stone

We have long hoped that there might one day be a sequel. We need to be careful what we wish for.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

No doubt some critics will slam Bad Santa 2 as a lump of coal in our holiday movie stockings. To which I would say: why be so rough on lumps of coal?

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Craig Mathieson
The Sunday Age

Mark Waters (Mean Girls), knows how to frame the dialogue, but apart from a terrific gag involving an electric oven the movie lacks a corrupted physicality.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Okay, so it's not as good as the original and some of it goes too far on shock value (like the horrible ending), but the characters are still good and I… More
KJ Proulx
It is nice to see beloved films get some more attention after many years, in order to bring in a new audience, but why can't films just be re-released in… More
Phil Hubbs
It seems Hollywood is intent on making pointless remakes and sequels to movies that in way require them. The days of stand alone movies appear to be gone as… More
Jesse Ortega
Does this movie win the award for Most Unnecessary Sequel of 2016? Well, actually, I don't really know. I'd have to go back and read all of my… More
Nate Zoebl
A comedy with no reason to exist is a lousy thing and it's even worse when that comedy seems to know it, and thus is the pitiful state of Bad Santa 2, a… More
Jamie Clarke
Let's face it Bad Santa was a sleeper hit that had no right being as good as it was I was just surprised it took this long for a sequel, It may not be as… More