• R, 1 hr. 33 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Rick Rosenthal
    In Theaters:
    Oct 30, 1981 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 22, 1998
  • Universal Pictures

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Halloween II Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 2/5

April 28, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

October 23, 2004
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com

| Original Score: 2/5

May 8, 2003
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

It's a little cheap to have a sequel that merely completes the story you SHOULD have told in Part 1, but as sequels go, this one's not bad.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C+

November 29, 2003
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

| Original Score: 2/5

August 1, 2002
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Does the worst thing any sequel can ever do: it retroactively taints the original and makes it less interesting.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 4/10

July 21, 2008
Rebecca Murray
About.com

| Original Score: 1/5

April 3, 2003
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Really misses the point of the first film by dropping pretty much all the pretense of build-up and fate...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 28, 2013
Variety Staff
Variety
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This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 27, 2007
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Absolutely awful, with no trace of the original's terror.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

September 28, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 0/5

August 9, 2002
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A senseless remake; a series that should have stopped after the first movie.

| Original Score: 1/5

August 20, 2002
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 1/5

August 14, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

| Original Score: 1/5

March 27, 2004
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Substandard sequel.

| Original Score: 2/5

May 1, 2005
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Michael Myers has been drained of some of his punch...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 19, 2003
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 2/5

November 8, 2002
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

| Original Score: 2/5

October 23, 2002
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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 Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2/4

October 13, 2012
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