The Grudge 2 Reviews

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Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
October 15, 2006
Like The Grudge before it, there are multiple plots here, but this time they are more tenuously related.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
October 13, 2006
The horrific child with huge eyes and the pale waif with a curtain of black hair continue to torment the innocent by appearing unpleasantly under desks and in reflections.
| Original Score: C
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 30, 2006
The Grudge 2 starts out ridiculous, then gets boring, then irritating.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
October 13, 2006
The Grudge 2 merely confirms that the series (and, perhaps, the J-horror genre as a whole) has finally run its course
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
October 13, 2006
If there's anything more pointless than a sequel that simply duplicates its predecessor's story and characters, it's a review of that sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 16, 2006
Even my pathological love of Japan and its beauties, glories and eccentricities is sorely tested by The Grudge 2, from Takashi Shimizu, a movie so bewildering and impenetrable that I believe it siphoned off a good 40 IQ points.
Brian Orndorf
FilmJerk.com
October 14, 2006
If you have your unholy and unstoppable spirits crawling out of photo developing solution to chill the crowd, maybe this series should've quit while it was ahead.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
October 13, 2006
I mean, for all I know, I could be cursed for just watching this nonsense. Wait, what's that under my desk?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 20, 2006
...yet another American remake...of an incomprehensible Japanese horror film...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
October 21, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/5
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
October 13, 2006
There are a couple of good jumps here and there, but we've seen this all before. And the creepy, dead girl, having been infinitely parodied (especially in Scary Movie 4), doesn't seem quite so creepy anymore.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
October 17, 2006
Chen's bizarre, wooden acting -- full of awkward pauses -- only emphasizes just how awful Susco's script really is.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
October 19, 2006
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 | Original Score: 1/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a random series of attempted frights that fails at every turn.
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 8, 2007
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 24, 2007
Repetition is the death of horror.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
October 19, 2006
Vapid, silly and about as scary as an Adam Sandler film.
Nick Rogers
Suite101.com
September 25, 2010
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 | Original Score: .5/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
October 12, 2006
The Grudge 2 doesn't even try to make sense ... the grudge just starts going after anyone it darn well wants to, and people are getting all grudged for no reason.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 12, 2007

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 18, 2008
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