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Halloween II Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD
September 26, 2012
Halloween II isn't a knockout sequel, but it's a solid, if slightly slow, follow-up to the original horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
September 15, 2011
Any childhood favorite that is still a good deal of fun today is a movie worthy of some note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 28, 2008
A more than solid if admittedly inferior continuation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lucius Gore
ESplatter
October 8, 2008
The film is best if watched back-to-back with the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 24, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
October 21, 2005
This kill-happy sequel is a lot bloodier than needed, but it's still pretty frightening nevertheless.
| Original Score: 7/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Halloween II is good enough to deserve a sequel of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
Might have been better than the first one if it hadn't been tampered with after Rosenthal shot it
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
November 1, 2001
While it's nowhere near the classic that the original is, this sequel deserves credit for trying to stay on track with its predecessor and succeeding most of the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 68/100
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 28, 2013
Really misses the point of the first film by dropping pretty much all the pretense of build-up and fate...
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 13, 2012
The script is fairly routine and Jamie Lee Curtis has too little to do this time around, but the hospital setting proves to be a sound choice for a locale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 21, 2008
Does the worst thing any sequel can ever do: it retroactively taints the original and makes it less interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 27, 2007
Rick Rosenthal, who directed this 1981 sequel, doesn't have Carpenter's expansive, affectionate way with stereotypical characters, and without it they're empty shells -- bodies waiting for the slaughter.
Mike Emery
Austin Chronicle
August 27, 2007
A bad sequel to a good movie.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 27, 2007
Debra Hill and John Carpenter produced and wrote the screenplay, but this film is still a totally unnecessary and extremely poor sequel to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Variety Staff
Variety
August 27, 2007
This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 6, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 1, 2005
Substandard sequel.
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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