[Rec] 2 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

[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
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 15, 2010
The quality has deteriorated like a dubbed VHS.
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.
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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
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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 Ordo˝a
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
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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-
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
July 7, 2010
With this underwhelming sequel, Spain proves it can stand toe to toe with any nation in the manufacture of unnecessary follow-ups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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!"
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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.