[Rec] 2 Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 10, 2013
Where the first [REC] was a jump-and-scare flick that put you in the victim's point of view, [REC]2 takes things a little further.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Not as fresh or frightfully exciting as the first film, but certainly scary, occasionally inventive and almost always enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Eric Melin
September 9, 2011
The film gets a lot of mileage from its concept of seeing things only through the soldiers' helmet-mounted cameras, but the plot also develops in some surprising directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
It doesn't quite maximise the potential of all of its ideas, but it nonetheless provides a horror experience that's up there with the best of recent years...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Perri Nemiroff
August 13, 2010
Not as good as its predecessor, but only a notch below making it an enjoyable and honorable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2010
Rather than trying to up the ante laid down by its predecessor, it simply picks up where that film left off (at the precise moment it left off, in fact), and continues doing many of the things that movie did so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 15, 2010
Fast and violent, with feral demon kids and a surplus of imaginative restatements of the genre's best-loved clichés.
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
July 14, 2010
It's more of the same, with an Exorcist spin, which isn't inherently a bad thing.
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
July 14, 2010
Using the same frenetic pacing and POV shakycam style, [REC] 2 tries to go bigger -- but this time, the gimmicks can seem forced. Still, there's plenty to like...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Wright
Parallax View
July 12, 2010
Approaches the rarified dream logic of the best otherworldly horror films. Call it meta or post-modern or whatever, but once this sucker hits nightvision mode, all bets are off.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
July 10, 2010
Offers a bevy of first-person scares and moments rife with tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark H. Harris
July 9, 2010
It's still fun, but you feel more like you're watching a movie than taking part in one.
Full Review | Original Score: BIt's still fun, but you feel more like you're wat

July 9, 2010
Balagueró and Plaza really know what they're doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
July 9, 2010
The shaky camera work (and explosive gore) can get literally nauseating. But when the characters' cameras run low, and the screen goes black? That's the scariest thing of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Ordoña
Los Angeles Times
July 8, 2010
Unlike so many sequels, [REC] 2 builds nicely on the ideas introduced first time around; in particular, the nature and history of the disease, only touched on in the original, are explored much more fully here to chilling effect.
| Original Score: 4/5
Geoff Berkshire
July 8, 2010
A perfectly respectable horror film, but sometimes it's better to leave a good thing undisturbed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
July 8, 2010
The mayhem, efficiently maintained for a just-right 84 minutes, makes [REC] 2 strictly for horror fans.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
July 8, 2010
The new film manages to retain the claustrophobic tension of the original while deftly juggling multiple viewpoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
July 8, 2010
[REC] 2 smartly picks up right where the first one left off, and takes little time to reestablish momentum.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine
July 8, 2010
Quibbles aside, [Rec]2's biggest flaw is that it's not [Rec].
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