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50
Entertainment Weekly
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.
50
Miami Herald
In actuality, it's silly fun custom-tailored for reluctant young fathers and that entire clan of 20-something man-children who still read comic books and play video games, guys who do everything possible to resist the notion of adult responsibility.
50
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
While not as edgy or funny as "The Mask," the popular 1994 "original" starring Jim Carrey, the movie offers eye-popping animation high-jinks and a warm-and-fuzzy story that reinforces what some would call family values.
38
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.
38
New York Daily News
What the filmmakers missed in assuming the mask from the earlier film is that it was Carrey's astonishing physical comedy that made that film a hit, not the animation.
38
Chicago Tribune
Even with a new leading man and a more family-friendly rating, some things never change: The Mask still stars Industrial Light & Magic.
25
A comedy so unfunny, it's tragic.
25
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.
25
Philadelphia Inquirer
Little kidniks with an appetite for zap-pow silliness might find this to their liking. Everyone else, beware.
25
Cumming's antic acting is the only asset of this boisterous comedy.
20
The Hollywood Reporter
Loud, mean-spirited and generally obnoxious, Son of the Mask makes the boisterous 1994 original look downright demure and refined.

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