Bad Santa 2 Movie Review

Bad Santa 2 Movie Review

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Storyline: Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Written by IMDB

Summary: Bad Santa 2 is a 2016 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Mark Waters and written by Shauna Cross and Johnny Rosenthal. A sequel to the 2003 film Bad Santa, the film stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Kathy Bates and Christina Hendricks and features Willie and Marcus again teaming up to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.

Principal photography began on January 11, 2016 in Montreal. The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 23, 2016 by Broad Green Pictures. Written by Wikipedia

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Critic Reviews

80 The Hollywood Reporter | Justin Lowe
Even more inappropriate physical gags, foul-mouthed dialogue and outrageous situations all contribute to raising the stakes, as Waters pushes the cast to amiably outdo the original. Read full review

75 Slant Magazine | Oleg Ivanov
Both a potent rendering of and cure for the holiday blues, Bad Santa 2 shows that even the most hopeless situations can be remedied and that just about anyone is capable of redemption Read full review

42 Indiewire | Eric Kohn
Once again, the screenplay (by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross) goes out of its way to put terrible lines in its characters’ mouths and dares viewers to laugh. However, it’s gotten harder to take this form of jarring lowbrow humor, especially when it serves no purpose beyond shock value. Read full review

40 Variety | Andrew Barker
It’s essentially a hangout movie populated exclusively with some of the worst people imaginable, rarely with any sort of solid scene-setting or straight-men to provide context. Read full review

40 TheWrap | Dave White
It’s impossible to watch Bad Santa 2 without getting the sense that people who knew how to do their jobs were studio-noted out of their minds and forced to run a futile obstacle course hampered by budget restrictions, shortened shooting schedules, and general carelessness. Read full review

30 Screen International | Tim Grierson
An agonisingly strained attempt at misanthropic comedy, Bad Santa 2 is puerile when it should be shocking, calculating when it should be transgressive, and listless when it should be liberating. Read full review

20 New York Daily News | Edward Douglas
Billy Bob Thornton’s grouchy Santa is finally back, but his sequel is pretty ho-ho-horrible. Read full review

 Critic Reviews Credit by: metacritic.com

Official Sites: Official siteIMDBWikipedia
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 23 November 2016 (USA)
Genres: Comedy | Crime | Drama
Runtime: 92 min
Production: Broad Green Pictures, Ingenious Media, Miramax
Filming Locations: Montréal, Québec, Canada
Budget: 

 

Director Credit
Mark Waters Director

 

Writer Credit
Doug Ellin Writer
Glenn Ficarra Characters
John Phillips Writer
John Requa Characters
Johnny Rosenthal Written By
Shauna Cross Written By

 

Cast Credit
Arthur Holden Transient Santa
Billy Bob Thornton Willie
Brett Kelly Thurman Merman
Christina Hendricks Diane
Christopher Tyson Jason – Alcoholic Dude
Cristina Rosato Alice
Frank Fiola Bartender
Galia Oliel-Sabbag Skater Girl In Park
Jeff Skowron Dorfman
Jenny Zigrino Gina
Kathy Bates Sunny Soke
Kyle Switzer Drug Store Clerk
Maria Herrera Bus Driver
Mark Falvo Concert Goer
Mike Starr Cast
Nathaly Thibault Mother With Twin Girls
Philippe Hartmann Jingle Bells Man
Ryan Hansen Regent Hastings
Selah Victor Distracting Mom
Tony Cox Marcus
Tyrone Benskin Group Leader
Valérie Wiseman Catering Girl

 

Producer Credit
Adam Fields Executive Producer
Andrew Gunn Producer
Daniel Hammond Executive Producer
David Thwaites Executive Producer
Doug Ellin Executive Producer
Gabriel Hammond Executive Producer
Geyer Kosinski Producer
Jeffrey Lampert Co-Producer
Jessica Tuchinsky Executive Producer
Mark Waters Executive Producer
Zanne Devine Executive Producer

 

Music Credit
Lyle Workman Music

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