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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

By Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Crude, tired jokes and drug use weigh down Madea sequel.

Movie PG-13 2017 101 minutes
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age 16+

Based on 10 parent reviews

age 12+

Awful

This sequel isn’t funny at all. But not only is it not funny, it’s also just horribly made! I couldn’t believe the unprofessional mistakes... and from someone who’s made films for quite some time. The content is mild for PG-13 but honestly don’t even bother.... this is one of the worst films ever created.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 14+

BOO 2! A Madea Halloween 2

This is the first Madea sequel I think. It is not the best sequel, but still has plenty of laughs and gags to get you. This one definitely has more scary and horror images. More sexual references I knew that it could increase. This was a okay sequel. BOO 2 is getting a 6/10.

This title has:

Too much sex

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Even devoted Madea fans who know what they're getting into may end up disappointed by this unnecessary sequel to Perry's first Halloween-themed comedy. While a few moments elicit laughs, and some of the jokes land the first time they're told, several of the running gags fall flat. And Uncle Joe's constant crude references to his storied career as a pimp are cringe-worthy, particularly when he tries to flirt with his granddaughter's teenage friend. The tired scares are all borrowed from various other horror movies, but at least the carnage seems to take place off-camera (for a reason that's revealed late in the movie).

The worst part of the movie is how unlikable Tiffany is -- although she does manage to redeem herself slightly. She's selfish and ungrateful, she lies, she peer-pressures her best friend, and she cares more about hooking up with a dimwit frat guy than staying safe. Madea isn't as over-the-top here as she's been in previous movies, and she shares the spotlight with Joe, Bam, and Hattie -- all of whom have a chance to show off their comedy skills throughout the movie. Unfortunately, the humor is limited to themes like urinary incontinence, sexual conquests, and fat jokes. Perhaps it's time for Madea to retire -- or at least return to form.

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