• R, 1 hr. 44 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Victor Salva
    In Theaters:
    Aug 29, 2003 Wide
    On DVD:
    Dec 23, 2003
  • MGM/UA

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Jeepers Creepers 2 Reviews

Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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February 9, 2006
Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
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Salva squanders all of his original movie's not-entirely- awfulness and bumbles into the realm of unintentional comedy.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C-

September 3, 2003
Greg Milner
Village Voice
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Many unanswered questions of JC2 -- the '23' theme, why no one in Poho County, save one, can seem to find a broken-down school bus.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

September 2, 2003
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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I think there's a reason they're a no name cast. There's not really anybody that's really very identifiable, or very good in their roles.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

September 2, 2003

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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August 30, 2003
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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It's gory, repetitive, and not terribly interesting.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 30, 2003
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Functional but tiresome.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

August 29, 2003
Andy Klein
Variety
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Few things are scarier than a sequel to a bad movie, but, in fact, Jeepers Creepers 2 is substantially better than its predecessor, even while staying strictly within the genre's well-defined boundaries.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 29, 2003
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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When it stoops to sociological concerns, as it does when the boys and girls on the bus bicker over matters of race and homophobia, Jeepers Creepers 2 simply collapses into incoherence.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/5

August 29, 2003
Doug Knoop
Seattle Times
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The first film at least offered some spooky atmosphere and suspense before all the violence began, but this time out we're just given dismemberment, decapitation and a javelin through the head.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

August 29, 2003
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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For the first 40 minutes or so, while the movie takes place in the daytime, we have a brilliantly filmed version of a typical horror script. Once night descends, the film descends with it.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

August 29, 2003
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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There's nothing in this post-Scream screamer to make you jump or worry about what goes bump in the night.

| Original Score: 1/5

August 29, 2003
Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
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The new JC is more consistent and efficient than the first, with classier monster effects, but less compellingly weird.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger

August 29, 2003
Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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JC2 lacks the all-important character development we got in the first installment.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 29, 2003
Charles Savage
Miami Herald
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A stark regression from the intelligence of the Scream franchise, this teen horror sequel is about as satisfying as low-budget food that's been under the heat lamps too long.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 1/4

August 29, 2003
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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More than twice the budget but only half the chills

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

August 29, 2003
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Jeepers Creepers 2 supplies us with a first-class creature, a fourth-rate story, and dialogue possibly created by feeding the screenplay into a pasta maker.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 1/4

August 29, 2003

Boston Globe
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Like its predecessor, Jeepers Creepers is suspenseful as long as you don't have to look its Creeper in the eye.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 29, 2003
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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An unsatisfying mix.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

August 28, 2003
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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There are a few good jolts -- and a moderate amount of spurting blood -- but things pretty much proceed exactly as you think they will.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

August 28, 2003
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Like Freddy vs. Jason, it's just another boogeyman movie, but being only a first sequel, its gore lore still smells fresh.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: B+

August 28, 2003
Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
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Salva is unable to sustain the concept, and the movie feels tedious rather than claustrophobic.

| Original Score: 2/5

August 28, 2003

USA Today
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The performances are what one might expect. Wide, bugged-out eyes and open mouths are the standard acting choices. But worse, this movie manages to be boring.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: .5/4

August 28, 2003
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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You don't have to be a horror-movie scholar to know that nothing significant is going to happen in any movie with '2' in the title.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

August 28, 2003
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Larger in scope but looser in construction than the first, Jeepers Creepers 2 will satisfy undemanding genre fans but leave those in search of an intelligent guilty pleasure feeling shortchanged.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

August 28, 2003
Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
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It looks great and the special effects are decent, but its scare tactics leave a lot to be desired.

August 28, 2003
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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A limp sequel.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: D+

August 28, 2003
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Some antic humor and socio-cultural observations, but it's basically a glossier, prettier version of your garden-variety slash fest.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 28, 2003
Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
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Horror movies don't have to make sense in the real world, but when you have to help their internal logic along this much, it's pretty much a cue for heckling -- or checking your watch.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

August 28, 2003
Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
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There's greater consistency to it, and considerably more humor, with macabre slapstick and fun-house ghoulishness that, at their best, recall early Tim Burton.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

August 27, 2003
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