• Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Bad Santa 2

Release Date: November 23rd, 2016

DVD Release Date: February 21st, 2017

R |1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary

Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) teams up with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve. Along for the ride is chubby and cheery Thurman Merman, a 250-pound ray of sunshine who brings out Willie's sliver of humanity. Mommy issues arise when the pair are joined by Willie's horror story of a mother, Sunny Soke, who raises the bar for the gang's ambitions, while somehow lowering the standards of criminal behavior.

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Tony Cox, Christina Hendricks, Brett Kelly, Ryan Hansen, Jenny Zigrino, Jeff Skowron

Director: Mark Waters

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Miramax, Broad Green Pictures, Media Talent Group

Distributors: Broad Green Pictures

Keywords: Hotel, Mother, Car, Bar, Cool, Friendship, Friend, Hilarious, Cheeky, 2010s, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    Justin LoweThe Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 40
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    Bates notwithstanding, Bad Santa 2’s supporting cast just isn’t up to snuff. show more

  • 30
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    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. show more

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