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Kick-Ass 2 (2013)



Critic Consensus: Kick-Ass 2 falls short in its attempt to emulate the original's unique blend of ultra-violence and ironic humor.

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His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself into the world's first super villain in this sequel written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Dave/Kick-Ass and Mindy/Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are about to graduate high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their noble plans are foiled by Mindy's strict parents. Now, as Mindy hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass begins patrolling the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They've got the criminal element on the run when Chris D'Amico lays his Red Mist persona to rest, and reemerges as The Mother F**ker, a powerful criminal mastermind with a loyal legion of henchmen. The Mother F**ker is determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now, as The Mother F**ker and his minions begin targeting the members of Justice Forever, Hit Girl realizes that the only way to save Kick-Ass and his new friends is to emerge from her forced retirement, and fight back with everything she's got. John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson
as Dave Lizewski/Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz
as Mindy Macready/Hit Girl
Christopher Mintz-Plasse
as Chris D'Amico/The Motherf., Plasse-Chris D'Amico/Red Mist
Donald Faison
as Dr. Gravity
Robert Emms
as Insect Man
Jim Carrey
as Colonel Stars and Stripes
Morris Chestnut
as Detective Marcus Williams
Yancy Butler
as Mrs. D'Amico
Amy Anzel
as Mrs. Zane
Clark Duke
as Marty/Battle Guy
Augustus Prew
as Todd/Ass Kicker
Mary Kitchen
as News Reporter
Matt Steinberg
as Mr. Radical
Steven Mackintosh
as Tommy's Dad
Monica Dolan
as Tommy's Mum
Garrett M. Brown
as Mr. Lizewski
Lyndsy Fonseca
as Katie Deauxma
Sophie Wu
as Erika Cho
Paul Raposo
as Guido No. 1
David Vena
as Guido No. 2
Chris Chan Lee
as Store Clerk
Lindy Booth
as Night Bitch
Tanya Fear
as Harlow
Daniel Kaluuya
as Black Death
Trenyce Cobbins
as Coach Podell
King Lau
as Chinese Bouncer
Chantelle Chung
as Chinese Hooker
Andy Nyman
as The Tumor
Tom Wu
as Genghis Carnage
Olga Kurkulina
as Mother Russia
Iain Glen
as Uncle Ralph
Eben Young
as News Reader
John Bregar
as Mother Russia Cop
Mike Chute
as Mother Russia Cop
Chris Cordell
as Mother Russia Cop
Shane Daly
as Mother Russia Cop
Kevin Kase
as Mother Russia Cop
Martin Roach
as Mother Russia Cop
John Schwab
as Detective
Todd Boyce
as Chief of Police
Jesse Camacho
as Onlooker
as Convict No. 1
Rob Archer
as Convict No. 2
James Cutler
as Goggles
Adam Bond
as Funeral Cop
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Critic Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

All Critics (211) | Top Critics (57)

While the character development and underlying premise of this installment are far more eloquently stated than they were in the first film, Kick-Ass 2, like its characters, suffers at times from a dual identity.

September 6, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Chloe Grace Moretz and the character of Hit Girl are so infinitely more entertaining than the film around them, you can't help but wonder why it's not just a movie about her.

June 19, 2016 | Full Review…

Although the film has the cheap veneer of female empowerment that comes from having a girl assassin, it is rotten with misogyny.

July 7, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

The tone's too rough to be funny. Kick-Ass 2 suffers from being a little too real.

July 7, 2015 | Full Review…

A rather dispiriting affair.

July 7, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/5

It's a clever film but it's also a cynical and disorienting one.

July 7, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kick-Ass 2

By trying to combine an idiotic slapstick humor and the graphic violence that characterized the first film, the result is an irregular sequel that, even if sometimes exciting and able to make us laugh, is totally unnecessary and never on a par with that excellent movie.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Decent sequel that does not quite reach the level of fun the original film did. It's particularly disturbing how similar Hit-Girls storyline is to the Carrie sequel, which also starred Moretz. Some of the new characters are fun and show promise, but we don't get to know them very well. The action is pretty gory again but not quite as spectacular as in part one. Entertaining but not quite the riot one could have hoped for.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Everything good about the original is missing from this mess.

James Alvarez
James Alvarez

Super Reviewer

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