Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990

Critics score:
67 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: Speaks to the gleeful hell-raising monster in each of us, and it speaks with much more verve, cleverness and good humor than the film on which it is based. Add this to the very short list of sequels that neatly surpass their predecessors. Read more

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Michael Sragow, New Yorker: This uninhibited and uproarious monster bash, directed by Joe Dante, is more quick-witted and ironic than the original; it sets forth a savvy, slaphappy agenda before the opening credits and follows it straight through to the end, and even beyond. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Too many gremlins and not enough story line. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: There's almost enough in-joke ingenuity to justify the total absence of plot. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: An hilarious sequel featuring equal parts creature slapstick for the small fry and satirical barbs for adults. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: For a good hour it's less like a wild-spirited comedy than a '60s Disney film with Dean Jones or Fred MacMurray. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: A devilishly, hysterically, cacklingly, subversively funny picture that builds and builds until it literally self-destructs. Read more