Too bad it's only a smidgen better than the series' first first sequel, 1981's gory Halloween II.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
[Director] Miner is tasked with getting these characters in one setting, and he accomplishes his duty for the most part.
Unquestionably the best of the Halloween followups...
| Original Score: 3/4
It's somewhere around minute 58 - that's in a film that runs 80 minutes before credits, folks - before anything particularly interesting happens.
| Original Score: 3/10
While Carpenter's film was all about economy and a skilful use of empty space, Miner's busy compositions have a cluttered feel that is echoed by superfluous orchestral music.
H2O successfully captures the foreboding mood of Carpenter's 1978 original before eventually settling for the obvious. And at 86 minutes, it's just too short.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Brilliant and witty. Those are two words that will not be used to described this film, nor, I suspect, its target audience.
| Original Score: 2/5
The horror genre is not my forte in either taste or interest, but I have to admit, I enjoyed sitting through Halloween: H20.
| Original Score: B-
The selfish pea brains who brought their bright-eyed infant to...this violent horror movie deserve a private, late-night visit from the uncompromising Michael Myers.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Then Michael shows up and blah blah blah.
| Original Score: D+
If you're a Halloween fan, you're probably over 30, and this film will suit you--you need your sleep.
| Original Score: 3/5
I'm currently stuck watching the revival of a movie form that appalled me the first time around, then disappeared from view after a torrent of thoughtless re-workings that resembled bloody tape loops.
The biggest mystery about Halloween: H20 is why the filmmakers bothered to send it to theaters.
| Original Score: 2/4
I thought the original Halloween was overrated, the 2 or three cheapie sequels I've seen were even worse, and this new entry is still crap.
| Original Score: 1/4
...a welcome resurrection for which fans will undoubtedly be grateful.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
...Steve Miner is no Carpenter.
Halloween: Twenty Years Later has forgotten the wellspring from which it flows.
Nothing more than a dull retread of worn-out cliches, buoyed only by the much-anticipated return of a familiar face.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Halloween: H20 is as stylish and scary as it is ultra-violent. It brings back a stunning Jamie Lee Curtis in the role that made her a star and it's a work of superior craftsmanship in all aspects.
| Original Score: 4/5
The movie was competently staged by director Steve Miner, and the actors were fine. It held my interest throughout. It's just that this story has worn itself out from the retelling.
| Original Score: C+