[Rec] 2 Reviews

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 23, 2010
Multiplying the video-cams only dilutes the effect. Better to stick with one perspective. And see [Rec] first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rosie Fletcher
SFX Magazine
May 28, 2010
In our hearts we didn't expect [REC] 2 to be quite as good, but we really didn't expect a baggy, vaguely comic action romp which plays like a first-person-shoot-'em-up based on The Exorcist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Diva Velez
TheDivaReview.com
July 11, 2010
The original created so much international buzz, who could blame the filmmakers for going the well twice? I can. [REC] 2 is a straight-up money grab so terrible it threatens to ruin the memory of how good [REC] was.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
July 5, 2010
Neighbors from hell, quite possibly literally and otherwise. Not to mention Spain's longstanding issues with an intermittently violent government itself into extermination, along with an intrusive and oppressive Catholic Church on the premises.
Cath Clarke
Guardian
May 28, 2010
As for the scariest bit, that comes right at the end, when the door is left ajar for Rec 3. Pray for divine intervention.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jason Morgan
Filmcritic.com
June 3, 2010
Whereas the simplicity of the first film disarmed our apprehensions, [REC] 2 falls victim to them
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
May 27, 2010
Filmmaker Jaume Balaugueró should have been content with the first [REC], a claustrophobic tour de force. Now the franchise is out on the sidewalk, selling itself to the tired, the jaded, the kerb-crawling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
July 9, 2010
You'd be advised to forget [REC] 2 even exists. Go watch the original if you've never seen it or even check out Quarantine. You'll be much better off.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
May 27, 2010
Despite a few neat surprises, [Rec] 2 mainly expands on familiar images and ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
September 3, 2009
A sequel to the Spanish cult hit that offers an explanation for something that was far more effective when left largely unexplained.
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]
May 28, 2010
A rerun of the first film only with less tension, more gore and characters who behave a bit more stupidly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 9, 2010
Frantic from the get-go, this new crop of zombie bait barrels through shadowy hallways and fends off waxen, emaciated attackers with such hysterical speed it's impossible to know -- or care -- whose face has just been chomped.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 15, 2010
The quality has deteriorated like a dubbed VHS.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
May 24, 2010
About as scary and convincing as the haunted car ride at Coney Island.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
July 8, 2010
The sequel only adds further gimmicks to the already gimmicky haunted house formula of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Rob Nelson
Village Voice
July 6, 2010
Contrived panic abounds, as do expiring camcorder batteries and expletive-laden variations on "Shoot it in the head!"
Derek Malcolm
This is London
June 3, 2010
It doesn't match the original ... there is virtually no back story shown and the inhabitants of the block are by now too far gone even to be identified.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2010
Bloodthirsty zombies come out to play to diminishing effect in this DIY-style Spanish horror sequel.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 20, 2010
A mediocre third-generation copy of an idea that wasn't very new to begin with, and the addition of a supposedly rational explanation to the mix proves more hindrance than help.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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