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Paranormal Activity 2 Reviews

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Paranormal Activity 2 is surprisingly boring, not scary and lazily made. This is hands down one of the worst horror movies that I've ever seen.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 2/10

November 9, 2013
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's the scariest movie in years.

Full Review Source: Georgia Straight | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 15, 2013
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

To put it simply, if you've seen the first film, then you've seen this film. There's nothing new offered here, so there's not much of a point in bothering with it.

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 2/4

September 22, 2012
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

While the meagre rationing of shocks is undoubtedly frustrating for the bulk of the movie, this allows the final act plenty of room to crank the fear factor up to 11.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2011
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The good ol' child-in-peril gimmick is the only new thing offered by Tod Williams' follow-up to Oren Peli's 2007 hit.

Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness | Original Score: C

April 17, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

Instead of being trapped in one bedroom, this family has quite a few escape routes that they use quite a bit, which doesn't really help build a sense of dread. It just makes you think, "Get out of the house, fools. The door's right there."

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

April 4, 2011
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

The scares in Paranormal Activity 2 aren't as frequent or always as well built as the original film's, but those that exist are still pretty effective.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

March 9, 2011
Jeffrey Chen
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Not only drags out too long, it fails to pay off at the end.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews | Original Score: 5/10

February 20, 2011
Shaun Munro
What Culture

[A] title card end[s] the film on another ominous ellipsis, ominous primarily because it guarantees the need for a third film, most likely to be released in 3D, it is assumed.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 10, 2011
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

For me, the meager payoff wasn't worth the effort in time and patience. The bother wasn't worth the wait.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 5/10

February 6, 2011
Staci Layne Wilson
Horror.com

I enjoyed Paranormal Activity 2 and I'd recommend it even if you weren't a fan of the first.

Full Review Source: Horror.com

January 27, 2011
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

I anxiously await the third leg in the series.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

January 27, 2011
J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
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Like Oren Peli, who created the first film, director Tod Williams keeps the dialogue So-Cal dumb and colorless, which must be part of the scare plan but makes both these movies hard to sit through.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 4, 2011
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com

Revealing more of the mystery reduces the scare factor but ups the intrigue.

Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com | Original Score: 3.0/4.0

December 8, 2010
Cynthia Fuchs
PopMatters

PA2 actually isn't that frightening, but it complicates the questions of documentation, memory, and history in ways that make any possible answers at least a little unnerving.

Full Review Source: PopMatters

November 29, 2010
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

full review at Movies for the Masses

Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 1/5

November 20, 2010
James McMahon
SFX Magazine

It isn't as tense as the first film, and sometimes you do wish it was as simple as its predecessor. But it's certainly a must-see horror sequel.

Full Review Source: SFX Magazine | Original Score: 3.5/5

November 16, 2010
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Effectively creepy, but it leads nowhere...

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

November 12, 2010
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

It's very effective and intense, creating tension with small things like an open door or a spinning mobile over a child's crib.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

November 9, 2010
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick

The inevitable sequel to Oren Peli's $15,000 sleeper is actually a prequel, and it's a sharp little piece of genre filmmaking.

Full Review Source: Miss FlickChick

November 5, 2010
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