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Son of the Mask Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    20

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 20

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Loud, mean-spirited and generally obnoxious, Son of the Mask makes the boisterous 1994 original look downright demure and refined.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Icky and incompetent (special effects aside) in equal parts, this groaner makes 1994's "The Mask" look like something you'd study in a film graduate course at NYU.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    What we basically have here is a license for the filmmakers to do whatever they want to do with the special effects, while the plot, like Wile E. Coyote, keeps running into the wall.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The characters twirl around like mini tornadoes, but between random brash moments of technological eye-tickling, Son of the Mask sags more than it spins.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 10 and under

Dumb and loud, with questionable material.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has strong language for a PG ("Hell, no," "The crappiest piece of crap in crap-town"). There's a lot of comic violence, including hits to the crotch that are supposed to be funny. There's also some mild sexual material, including discussion of wanting (or not wanting) to have a baby, and the central plot point is based on Tonya getting pregnant while Tim is wearing the mask. Tonya jokes that she's going to make a baby with the neighbor. There's some vulgar humor, including potty jokes.

  • Families can talk about how parents decide when they are ready to have a baby. Why was it so important to Tim that he be someone his child would be proud of? Why did Tim say that the baby helped him grow up? What is "positive reinforcement" and why is it important? Why are there stories about a god of mischief? What other characters in stories and myths like to cause trouble?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Not an issue

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic, cartoon-style violence and scariness.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Mild sexual references and situation.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language for a PG.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking.

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