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[Rec] 2 Reviews

Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Multiplying the video-cams only dilutes the effect. Better to stick with one perspective. And see [Rec] first.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 23, 2010
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Bloodthirsty zombies come out to play to diminishing effect in this DIY-style Spanish horror sequel.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

July 13, 2010
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 9, 2010
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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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 Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 9, 2010
Michael Ordo˝a
Los Angeles Times
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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

July 8, 2010
Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
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The mayhem, efficiently maintained for a just-right 84 minutes, makes [REC] 2 strictly for horror fans.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 3/4

July 8, 2010
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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The new film manages to retain the claustrophobic tension of the original while deftly juggling multiple viewpoints.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

July 8, 2010
Scott Tobias
AV Club
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[REC] 2 smartly picks up right where the first one left off, and takes little time to reestablish momentum.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: B-

July 8, 2010
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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With this underwhelming sequel, Spain proves it can stand toe to toe with any nation in the manufacture of unnecessary follow-ups.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

July 7, 2010
Rob Nelson
Village Voice
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Contrived panic abounds, as do expiring camcorder batteries and expletive-laden variations on "Shoot it in the head!"

Full Review Source: Village Voice

July 6, 2010
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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Despite a few neat surprises, [Rec] 2 mainly expands on familiar images and ideas.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

May 27, 2010
Boyd van Hoeij
Variety
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A sequel to the Spanish cult hit that offers an explanation for something that was far more effective when left largely unexplained.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 3, 2009
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