• PG-13, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:
    Hideo Nakata
    In Theaters:
    Mar 18, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 23, 2005
  • Dreamworks Distribution LLC

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The Ring Two Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

A few good gotcha moments and one solid thrill isn't enough save this movie.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Insiders | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2005
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's virtually no reason for the movie to even exist.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 9, 2005
Nev Pierce
BBC.com

Watts is a terrific actress, but there's little she can do to cover the cavernous gaps in logic in Ehren Kruger's script.

Full Review Source: BBC.com | Original Score: 2/5

April 9, 2005
Anthony Lane
New Yorker
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A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum.

April 9, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Hideo Nakata directed the Japanese version of the "Ringu" series and one would expect that he'd know how to do a decent horror film..for some reason he didn't do it this time.

| Original Score: 1/5

April 9, 2005
James Verniere
Boston Herald

Like most bad sequels, it is a patchwork quilt of themes and images from other, better movies.

Full Review Source: Boston Herald | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 9, 2005
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine

This tired followup manages to recycle all that was obnoxious about the first movie while abandoning the one legitimately frightening element of the original: the tape.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

April 9, 2005
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Naomi Watts is excellent, giving a more complex performance than the film really deserves and portraying Rachel as a mixture of anger, toughness and vulnerability.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 2/5

April 9, 2005
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Even if you buy the basic premise of a ghost on videotape, the tortuous logic demanded to create a sequel doesn't hold up to reasonable scrutiny

Full Review Source: New Times

April 8, 2005
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Drastic character changes dilute what was a dense and terrifying story.

Full Review | Original Score: C

April 8, 2005
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf

Less is often more but in the case of The Ring Two, the lazily-titled sequel to the popular -- and enormously successful -- The Ring, more is less (more or less).

Full Review Source: Movie Boeuf | Original Score: 2/4

April 6, 2005
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

This isn't a slasher horror film at all; it gets deep into the characters' heads.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2005
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

Saddled with a dreary pacing and the need to fulfill its sequel-itis tendencies, this particular Ring is tainted jewelry in search of its missing sparkle

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 2/4

April 3, 2005
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)

From what I could tell, Samara would be a much more interesting child to hang with than Aidan, who has the engaging personality of a cardboard box.

Full Review Source: Metro Weekly (Washington, DC) | Original Score: 2/5

April 1, 2005
Brian Juergens
Bloody Disgusting

An assortment of scenes from the original reshot with the sprinklers turned on, held together by the thinnest of plots.

Full Review Source: Bloody Disgusting | Original Score: 2/5

March 31, 2005
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

There are no rules: sometimes you can jump inside the TV and other times it's just being moody. And sometimes strange computer-generated deer show up and trash your car.

Full Review

March 31, 2005
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

In "The Ring 2," bathtubs overflow, ceilings drip, walls weep, wells vomit, characters nearly drown, yet ironically, the movie suffers from the lows of a creative drought.

| Original Score: C-

March 30, 2005
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)

Ring Two goes far enough into dementia that (if you can stick with it that long), you may wish it would suck it up and go the full mile.

Full Review

March 29, 2005
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

... it's best to give up on the plot because it's horse manure (and not even pure horse manure). Sometimes the well just runs dry.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

March 26, 2005

Du gros, gros recyclage.

| Original Score: C+

March 26, 2005
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