Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 35
  2. Negative: 10 out of 35
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Aug 15, 2013
    38
    Kick-Ass 2 is an uninspired retread. All too often it plays like a Comic-Con gone insane, with costumed do-gooders taking on costumed criminals in gratuitously vicious battles.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Aug 15, 2013
    38
    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 in carnage while lacking the visual style and gleeful humor of the original.
  3. Reviewed by: Steven Rea
    Aug 15, 2013
    38
    In the annals of sequeldom, Kick-Ass 2 has to be one of the lamest follow-ups ever.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Phillips
    Aug 15, 2013
    38
    It's no better, no worse and essentially no different from the jocular, clodhopping brutality of the first one.
  5. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Aug 15, 2013
    25
    Kick-Ass 2 is a special kind of crap: the kind smart people make for audiences they think are stupid.
  6. Reviewed by: Stephen Whitty
    Aug 15, 2013
    25
    If it works at all, fitfully, it's because of the precociously talented and in-control Moretz, who carries the film on her own small shoulders.
  7. Reviewed by: Chris Cabin
    Aug 14, 2013
    25
    The film doubles down on the love-hate relationship with ultra-violence that typified its predecessor, but A History of Violence this is not.
  8. Reviewed by: Adam Nayman
    Aug 15, 2013
    12
    Arriving at the tail end of blockbuster season, this cheaply produced sequel to the surprise 2011 hit arrives in plenty of time to claim the title of the year’s most unpleasant movie.
  9. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Aug 15, 2013
    10
    The writer and director, Jeff Wadlow, can’t obscure the movie’s misogyny, and he also has a tough time staging a scene and selling a joke. His worst offense is that he has no understanding of the power, gravity and terrible beauty of violent imagery, which means he has no grasp of cinema.
  10. Reviewed by: Ali Arikan
    Aug 16, 2013
    0
    One of the year's worst films.
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 559 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 144
  1. LTR
    Aug 16, 2013
    10
    This movie is AMAZING!The story is great,the characters are funny and in some points very serious.If you want to have a movie that has ll inThis movie is AMAZING!The story is great,the characters are funny and in some points very serious.If you want to have a movie that has ll in one package,watch this movie. Full Review »
  2. Aug 16, 2013
    10
    This movie was spectacular. I had adrenaline pumping through me from the fights. The story itself was great too, this is without a doubt oneThis movie was spectacular. I had adrenaline pumping through me from the fights. The story itself was great too, this is without a doubt one of the best movies I have every seen. Its way better than its predecessor. Full Review »
  3. Aug 16, 2013
    8
    If you enjoyed the first film then don't hesitate to see this one. It is filled with the same profanity and hyper violence as the original.If you enjoyed the first film then don't hesitate to see this one. It is filled with the same profanity and hyper violence as the original. The humor is still there even if it's even darker than the original and there are a few scenes that can be seen to be in bad taste if you take the movie too seriously. Overall it's a worthy sequel that has fantastic performances from the majority of actors with Jim Carrey and Christopher Mintz-Plasse standing out in particular. If you liked the first film then there is no reason why you wouldn't enjoy this one to so give it a try! Full Review »