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The Grudge 2 Reviews

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Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Takashi Shimizu telegraphs scares to the point of numbness. Peek under a table? There's the boy! The room a bit too quiet, is it? It's the girl! All that's frightening are the actors' pained facial expressions, suggesting an epidemic of farty indigestion.

Full Review Source: Suite101.com | Original Score: .5/4

September 25, 2010
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a random series of attempted frights that fails at every turn.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

April 29, 2009
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood

Seven films later, with the conventions of throat croaking and neck cracking having moved into camp, it's amazing that Shimizu can still find new ways to turn the old screw.

Full Review Source: Beyond Hollywood

April 20, 2008

Repetition is the death of horror.

Full Review Source: UGO

March 24, 2007
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Pale-faced, staring, mute Japanese kids strike back.

Full Review

March 15, 2007
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...nothing more than a needless rehash of its predecessor...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

March 12, 2007
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review in Greek

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1/5

January 8, 2007
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The Grudge 2 starts out ridiculous, then gets boring, then irritating.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

December 30, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Every moment of intended terror becomes a slapstick gem, carefully constructed boo frights hit with the hilarity of Lucille Ball stepping on a rake

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

November 10, 2006
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

... Lazy, unimaginative storytelling that tries to fool the audience into thinking it's clever.

Full Review Source: Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 5, 2006
Cindy White
IGN Movies

Rather than following the story of the Japanese sequel Ju-on 2, the English-language Grudge 2 is based on an original script by Stephen Susco. Unfortunately, there isn't much about it that feels all that original.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2/5

November 1, 2006
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

Japanese director Shimizu may be the only director in history to have helmed a pair of Hollywood remakes of his two biggest hit films and managed to screw up both of them.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1/5

October 30, 2006
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

just a quick scare and then back to the nonsensical and diluted story.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 26, 2006
Jamie Russell
BBC.com

Low calorie horror, it's propped up by set-piece shocks familiar from any of the other five incarnations of Ju-On: The Grudge.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 24, 2006
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine

Despite some nifty Japanese style tricks and ghostly illusions this isn't scary. It's muddled, same-old mayhem, just with a more international cast going crazy.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2006
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Please let's pull the plug on this insanely over-promoted, over-rated horror brand.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

October 21, 2006
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

These films are popular with teenagers who haven't seen it all before, who don't see every jump scare coming a mile off.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

October 21, 2006
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Don't know about you, but I've seen enough weird women with long hair and heard enough of those screechy violins and atonal sound effects to last a lifetime.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

October 21, 2006
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...yet another American remake...of an incomprehensible Japanese horror film...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 2/5

October 20, 2006
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Consequently, The Grudge 2 is ruthlessly uneventful and as generically scary as stale pumpkin pie two weeks removed from a sedate Halloween party.

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1/4

October 19, 2006
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