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
ReelViews

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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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

It's like Willie said when Thurman found Asprin in his advent calendar - "Well they can't all be winners".

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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
NPR

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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Matthew Bond
The Mail on Sunday (UK)

Yes, a mere 13 years after the original, Billy Bob Thornton and Tony Cox are back with Bad Santa 2 and it's just as foul-mouthed and tasteless as ever.

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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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Rachel Chan
The New Paper (Singapore)

Bad Santa 2 is not that terrible and is saved by its emotional ending. Just don't watch it if you are easily offended.


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Flixster Audience Score: 34% 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
Brendan Nicholls
Bad Santa was one of those great films that came out of left field and Thornton was expertly cast. This film is repetitive and lacks any of the quality of the… 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
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