Halloween II Reviews

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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.
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Variety Staff
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.
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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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4