Parents' Guide to

Horrible Bosses 2

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Tiresome, unfunny sequel amps up the tastelessness level.

Movie R 2014 108 minutes
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age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

Hilarious but raunchy

Look, the first movie was hilarious. This movie is not as rude but still has frequent uses of f--k and sh-t. There is one scene of a sex act but no nudity is shown.
age 18+

Not funny and very vulgar

First movie was funny even though it had lots of bad language and sex references etc. Well this movie is way too over the top stupid in all levels. No consequences for bad behavior ,kidnapping etc, the F bombs are countless and some nudity and all sex talks and references pretty over the top vulgar. Shame on Jennifer Anniston. I would never let any younger than 18 or even that see it. Waste of time and mind pollution.

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Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (9 ):

The original Horrible Bosses was funny, fresh, and smart; HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, on the other hand, is unfunny, stale, and dumb. In the first movie, the characters were stuck in intolerable situations, and it was easy to side with them. This time their own crushing stupidity gets them into their mess, and sympathy is in short supply. Worse, the trio is together in every scene, and their shtick is the same throughout: Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day) chatter incessantly about vaguely unrelated topics, and Nick (Jason Bateman) rolls his eyes and makes flat, deadpan comments.

The director of the first film was Seth Gordon, of the great documentary The King of Kong. The new director, Sean Anders, made the not-so-great Adam Sandler movie, That's My Boy. Perhaps as a direct correlation, there's a distinct drop in comic timing and pitch this time around; Horrible Bosses 2 feels too long, drags over too many dead spots, and repeats the same gags. Not to mention that so many of the jokes, in addition to being tiresome, are simply tasteless and annoying.

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