The Ring Two Reviews

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Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 7, 2006
[It] inevitably lacks the unsettling mystery and the evolving unease of the first one. While there are still startling moments, there are no surprises.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
April 20, 2005
The result is actually much better than anyone had perhaps expected, with a fright quota that actually exceeds the original, even if it completely abandons common sense and rational plotting to get there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
April 19, 2005
Shouldn't wind up the devotees too much and will keep fans of the first American movie quiet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
April 9, 2005
a different and, I would argue, slightly better film that its predecessor
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
April 9, 2005
May not be a masterpiece, but it has its share of thoughtful little angles.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
This isn't a slasher horror film at all; it gets deep into the characters' heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
I sort of enjoyed it, but I'm not sure how fans of the first movie will react.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
March 24, 2005
[Helmer Hideo Nakata] rolled up his sleeves and did a yeoman's job in making somewhat fresh a story that, I hope, is over.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
March 24, 2005
The Ring Two manages to repeat just about every shock from the original, but the eerieness of the first film has been replaced by a more pedestrian, plot-driven story.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 18, 2005
This is a campy scream-a-thon in which you can alternate between freaking and cackling.
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 18, 2005
As in the first movie, there's a lot to the plot that doesn't make sense if analyzed closely, and, as in the first, the end is particularly implausible. But overall, the second Ring is more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
March 18, 2005
Surprisingly engrossing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Timothy Knight
Reel.com
March 18, 2005
A decent sequel that gets the job done.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2005
The movie is as side-splitting as it is creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

E! Online
March 18, 2005
You'll still go home and check the closets--and that VCR -- for boogeymen.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 18, 2005
Almost delivers.
| Original Score: B-
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
March 18, 2005
Nakata goes for the long slow chill and avoids the U.S. style of the sudden shockfest.
Mary F. Pols
Contra Costa Times
March 18, 2005
Easily as good as 2002's blockbuster hit The Ring, and in terms of visual style, more potently spooky.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Susan Granger
Modamag.com
March 18, 2005
Nakata is a superb storyteller, using anticipatory, suspenseful pacing and visual effects - if you liked the first, you'll like the second.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Time Out
February 9, 2006

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005

ComingSoon.net
April 9, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 9, 2005
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