The Santa Clause 2
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Scott Calvin has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his loyal elves consider him the best Santa ever. But Santa's got problems--he's even mysteriously losing weight--and things quickly go south when he finds out that his… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: October 27, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 18, 2003
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55%
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42%

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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.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Has less charm than coal in a stocking.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This one deserves a "bah humbug."

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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.

Scott Foundas
Variety

A movie conscious, at every waking moment, of trying to out-do its predecessor.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Sitcom-level predictability and treacle.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

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

Claudia Puig
USA Today

If you value your time and money, find an escape clause and avoid seeing this trite, predictable rehash.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

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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