• R, 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Horror
  • Directed By:
    Ken Wiederhorn
    In Theaters:
    Jan 8, 1988 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 5, 2004
  • Lorimar Productions

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Return of the Living Dead Part II Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

If you're going to force a sequel on us, you could at least get creative rather than just cribbing from Dan O'Bannon's original script.

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed

October 12, 2013
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It seems to be doing so many of the same things that made the first one great. It fails, in that it does them all poorly.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 3/10

April 11, 2010
Variety Staff
Variety
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The only saving grace in a totally misguided effort is the performance of character actor Bruns who is quite funny as the slightly off-the-wall doctor.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

One of short series that gave James Karen his place in horror movie history.

| Original Score: 2/5

March 22, 2008

Time Out
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Not even a nuclear explosion, it seems, can prevent a sequel to a tongue-in-cheek zombie pic.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 1/5

August 4, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 2, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Given the abundance of films like this, Return 2 is hardly a classic, but it's far better than it has any right to be.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

October 29, 2004
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The movie's high points are its makeup and special effects. The movie's low points are almost everything else.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 4/10

October 25, 2004
Alan Simpson
Sex Gore Mutants

| Original Score: 0/5

October 24, 2004
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

The first film was an amusing, winking zombiefest that glorified its own cheekiness. The sequel tries to do bigger and better and thus is less and worse.

| Original Score: 2/5

November 5, 2002
Nate Yapp
CinemaBlend.com

| Original Score: 0/5

October 8, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 2/5

August 10, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 26, 2002
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews

An occasional clever joke but in general a degradation of this branch of the series.

Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews | Original Score: 0 out of -4..+4

January 1, 2000
Walter Goodman
New York Times
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May 21, 2003
Richard Harrington
Washington Post
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January 1, 2000
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