Kick-Ass 2 Synopsis
Kick-Ass joins a team of amateur superheroes and tangles with the villain formerly called Red Mist.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
The film delivers almost exactly what fans of the first installment are hoping for.
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Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The most welcome change is the tone. Wadlow has decided he's making a straight-up comedy, and he demonstrates a knack for it.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
I do get a chuckle out of movies with wildly inappropriate behavior, rude language and ultramayhem, especially when they involve children,...
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By James Berardinelli
Tone isn't the movie's sole problem. There's something off-putting about Christopher Mitz-Plasse as the chief bad guy.
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Time Out London

The best thing about ‘Kick-Ass’ was Moretz, and Hit-Girl still gets the best lines. Like the first film, Kick-Ass 2 pulls the reality of...
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Total Film

A fun if sporadically schizoid return to one of the brighter, brasher comic-bookers of recent years.
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By Justin Chang
As diverting as this action-packed caper often is, it feels not just weightless but emotionally and morally stunted whenever it veers into...
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A more modest success than the first "Kick-Ass," but still of-a-piece with its scurrilous predecessor. Nobody flies a jet-pack up a...
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By William Goss
Faithful to the superficial thrills and flaws of the original.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Kick-Ass is a prime example of a movie that never should have bothered with a sequel. Not only is its successor played-out, but it revels...
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Worthy Sequel

By MedRed
The first Kick-***was original and awesome! Kick-***2 obviously loses the originality of the first movie, but is only slightly less awesome. It has the action and comedic timing of its predecessor...

Kick ***2 was as good as I expected it to be.

By Morquecho_Films
Great action scenes, the cinematography and editing was very well done. Its a little more violent than the first movie. If you are a fan of the first movie, you will definetly enjoy it. if you saw...


By weenerdude
I feel the writers of the movie tried too hard to close the loop, after the ending of the first. It just didn't have the same intense feel. The only character I cared about dying was John...

Excellent Movie

By markofmalta
About halfway through Kick ***2 I decided it was the single best superhero movie I had ever seen. Sure, it lacked the realism and symbolism of The Dark Knight, the flash and style of The Avengers, or...

A must see

By bbby141
Kick ***2 was not what I had anticipated at all, as a matter of fact it was even better. The action and the comedy are a perfect blend of one another that keeps you on the edge of your seat through...

Tense Fun

By Character_Count
Brutal realism without sacrificing the heroic story. The fact that anything can happen to anyone keeps this from seeming cliche, but the story does not pointlessly abuse the characters in an attempt...

Kick-***2 - good wholesome fun

By scotchjameson
Go or No? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Definitely GO, goddamn it. Hold on. No swearing, now. Colonel Stars and Stripes doesn’t go in for taking the Lord’s name in vain either. Though he sure doesn’t mind getting his German...

If you Liked the First One...

By patrickchapman
I think one of the first things you need to do is separate out those who don't like this film and never saw nor would have liked the first one from those who did see and liked the first one. I can...


By IWantMyMoneysWorth
Typical teenage comic book characters who are oddly cast as gangbanger-mentality vigilantes in disguise, who engage in one gratuitously bloody fight after another. Senseless, gory violence is the...


By laurenjkushin
Kick-***2 kicks SO MUCH ASS! I loved every minute of it. It's darker and more violent than the first one, but there's also a lot of humor in it that balances it out. I love that ultimately the good...

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Rated R | For Strong violence, pervasive language, crude and sexual content, and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Insanely violent sequel lacks humor, originality.
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