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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 3 out of 26
  1. While it lacks the original's streamlined core, the father-son relationship, the sequel gets by on assembled moments of sentiment
  2. Reviewed by: C.W. Nevius
    75
    A nice little holiday movie.
  3. Frankly, if I were Mrs. Claus, I might be looking for Santa Clause 3, outlining the grounds for annulment.
  4. Reviewed by: Steve Simels
    50
    You have to have a certain affection for any movie in which a stressed-out Mother Nature announces ominously, "Don't mess with me -- I'm pre-El Niño."
  5. Reviewed by: Keith Cassidy
    50
    This sequel, while lacking the freshness of the original, shares much of its charm and for the most part rises above some trite, syrupy dialogue.
  6. Captures the true spirit of the holiday. It's mildly sentimental, unabashedly consumerist (with anything-but-subliminal advertisements for McDonald's hamburgers and Nestlé candy tucked inside), studiously inoffensive and completely disposable.
  7. Allen, who's a natural charmer, seems to be at half-strength here.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Dec 4, 2011
    10
    Love this holiday film, one of the best holiday movies ever made! There is so much laugh-out-load moments for all the family with such aLove this holiday film, one of the best holiday movies ever made! There is so much laugh-out-load moments for all the family with such a lovely cast, an amazing story line and a warming family movie! Expand
  2. Nov 27, 2011
    8
    This sequel is not as good as the first because of the story, but it is still a lot of fun. It has some great moments and Tim Allen givesThis sequel is not as good as the first because of the story, but it is still a lot of fun. It has some great moments and Tim Allen gives another great performance. Expand
  3. MichelleP.
    Nov 3, 2002
    4
    The only people you could like in this movie are Tim Allen and the guy who played the tallest elf with black hair. But the boy who played the The only people you could like in this movie are Tim Allen and the guy who played the tallest elf with black hair. But the boy who played the "smart" elf was TRYING to make his voice sound "grown-up", and made the worst gestures. The girl who played the elf who brought Santa's cocoa was an awful actress. Did you notice that when she screamed it looked like she was smiling? ..... And those giant toy soldiers he made were absolutely disturbing (especially the look on their faces...yikes!) This film had its moments, but the lines were stupidly written. Epecially when the pilot says, "I hear something. It sounds like little hammers." Little hammers? What KIND of pilot says that?! Yes, this movie was definitely made for the youngsters, though it had some adult-humor in it. Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2014
    4
    The Santa Clause 2 manages to keep a low distance behind the first installment, while still having enough cheer to pull it off. But like theThe Santa Clause 2 manages to keep a low distance behind the first installment, while still having enough cheer to pull it off. But like the first one, it has many flaws, and it feels like we've seen it already. Expand
  5. Dec 22, 2012
    2
    Slapstick,zany,and above all STUPID. It's amazingly boring and the humor isn't the greatest.

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