Child's Play 2 (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Child's Play 2 (1990)




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The demonic doll known as Chucky (voice by Brad Dourif) is back to haunt little Andy Barclay (Alex Vincent), now being raised by foster parents (Gerritt Graham, Jenny Agnutter).

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Alex Vincent
as Andy Barclay
Jenny Agutter
as Joanne Simpson
Gerrit Graham
as Phil Simpson
Grace Zabriskie
as Grace Poole
Peter Haskell
as Sullivan
Beth Grant
as Miss Kettlewell
Greg Germann
as Mattson
Raymond Singer
as Social Worker
Charles Meshack
as Van Driver
Stuart Mabray
as Homicide Investigator
Matt Roe
as Policeman in Car
Edan Gross
as Tommy Doll
Herb Braha
as Liquor Store Clerk
Adam Ryen
as Rick Spires
Don Pugsley
as Technician
Ed Krieger
as Technician
Vince Melocchi
as Technician
Ed Gale
as Chucky
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Critic Reviews for Child's Play 2

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

Only in the highly orchestrated, surprisingly gory climax, wherein Chucky's plastic form takes on the sins of the flesh, is there a spark of originality.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
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An inevitable sequel that's not as good as its progenitor, but better than most movies with the numbers 2 through 8 in their titles.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Mancini has big things to say about capitalism aimed at kids, though they don't always come across as well as in other portions of the franchise.

May 1, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

In embracing its identity as a tacky horror movie, and totally scrapping the murder mystery angle that made the original so wobbly, it manages to be a darn sight more fun to watch.

July 9, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Too much effort went towards giving Chucky life in this film, while other things like the writing, acting, and direction were left for dead.

July 6, 2010 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The mystique might have faded, but the psychopathic Chucky is still an apt threat.

October 15, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Child's Play 2

It only took one movie for Chucky to be hobbled by the high-wire act of balancing malevolence and wisecracking. In the inferior, kitschy 'Child's Play 2', Chucky undergoes a complete Freddy Krueger remodeling and he lobs postmortem jokes ad nauseum ("You've been veeeerrry naughty, Miss Kettlewell!") to the point where he is more a standup comedian than an unstoppable force. The myopic disbelief of Andy's foster parents is especially aggravating for the viewers because their behavior towards him becomes cruel and we are stuck in a loop of Andy claiming Chucky is alive to everyone's chagrin. The child-in-peril climax in the toy factory is opalescent but it is definitely manipulative with Chucky nearly stabbing Andy with his new knife extremity. Suddenly, the deaths are more fatuous than before (a cheesy electrocution, doll eyes violently inserted into a maintenance man, Chucky's Mr. Creosote explosion, etc.). I know part 3 is viewed as the weakest in the original trilogy but I firmly believe 'Child's Play 2' was the tipping point in quality.

Cory Taylor
Cory Taylor

Super Reviewer

Going into "Child's Play 2," you definitely need to realize that these films are only going to get cheesier and you have to be in it for the entertainment value rather than a good story or reason for Chucky's return, because it really doesn't make sense if you think hard about it. This film follows Chucky as he is rebuilt by the company in order to study, but what they don't intend is to have the soul come back with him and go back to terrorizing Andy. It's a very schlocky film with laughable screenwriting and ham-handed actors, but it's fun when it needs to be. The last 30 minuets is extremely enjoyable and reminds you why you have been a fan of the series after the first film. it's nothing special, but it get's the job done.

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


[My predicted rating 2] I would have to say that Child's Play 2 was probably more entertaining than the first, not a great film, but watchable as part of the series.

Lady D'arbanville
Lady D'arbanville

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