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Friday the 13th Part 2 Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 5, 2009
Not as good as the original, but still pretty fun, it serves up more of the same and continued to be fresh enough before its many other sequels got too silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 14, 2009
cannot be defended intellectually, yet, the film's very simplicity and directness gives it a kind of folkloric power, albeit power that works only if you give yourself over to it
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 9, 2008
A solid first sequel and the truly chilling jump scare at the end gives the original's a run for its money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 14, 2007
All things considered, it probably should have been a whole lot worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Michael Ferraro
Film Threat
May 20, 2006
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 24, 2005
The last Friday the 13th film that makes an effort to scare its audience, rather than just going through the motions.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 17, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Nicolas Lacroix
Showbizz.net
November 16, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
October 10, 2001
More of the same. It all depends on your taste for carnage.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 19, 2015
...ultimately right in line with its passable yet far-from-memorable predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 25, 2009
Basically only for completists looking to see Jason take center stage for the first time. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
June 12, 2009
The new camp counselors are interchangeable with the old ones. Different faces, same basic people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 20, 2009
Perhaps the least interesting of all the Friday the 13th films, since it tries to be a "sequel" to the first film, referencing themes and storylines.
Steve Biodrowski
Cinefantastique
February 12, 2009
Even crude techniques, when properly employed, can be effective, in a lowest-common-denominator kind of way.
Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine
February 4, 2009
Friday the 13th Part 2 never aspires to be termite art.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 20, 2008
a carbon copy sequel
| Original Score: 2/4
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
January 17, 2008
Its general competence remains a surprising improvement, albeit not one strong enough to elevate it into the realm of recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
October 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
August 12, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic

Variety
March 26, 2009
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 31, 2006
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
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