The Ring Two Reviews

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Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
April 25, 2011
The Ring Two has a great deal of mood and there are some genuinely chilling moments, but weak characters sap it of all strength.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
March 17, 2005
Nothing but a by-the-numbers horror film with little to offer in the ways of originality or excitement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 9, 2005
A few good gotcha moments and one solid thrill isn't enough save this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 18, 2005
The original was a hit in both Japanese and Hollywood incarnations. But the cold-blooded chills of the Japanese movie have now been so watered down as to be simply cold and bloodless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2005
Samara, the evil ghost from The Ring, hasn't upgraded.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.3/10
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
March 24, 2005
This pallid follow-up to 2002's most frightening film plays like an auction for abandoned horror-flick props and icons.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 9, 2005
It is like an exercise in cinema mechanics: Images, music, photography and mood conspire to create a sense of danger, even though at any given moment we cannot possibly explain the rules under which that danger might manifest itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 18, 2005
A dull, plodding horror movie that ventures into the realm of idiocy when it isn't busy remaking the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
March 17, 2005
Might have something interesting to say about cultural ambivalence by and toward the maternal impulse if only it had a spark of originality or verve.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Scarier than the first, but not as interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
March 20, 2005
So predictably beholden to its predecessor that you can practically smell the reek of formula cooling on its hide.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 21, 2005
I thought the original had a nice evil chill to it, but this is an unnecessary second chapter that dumbs down all the main characters and is curiously lacking in quality scares.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 17, 2005
A movie without much flow or suspense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
April 9, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 18, 2005
This soggy sequel to The Ring proves you can't go to the well more than once
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 17, 2005
Just as the director's creepy gliding camera endlessly haloes his distraught characters, The Ring franchise now appears content to simply go around in circles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
March 17, 2005
Nothing but sudden jolts and senseless eeriness, scattershot elements that might be frightening if there were any rhyme or reason to them.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
March 16, 2005
The kid is a high-functioning autistic and the mother is terrified of him. It's not a horror/thriller, just a tedious bore.
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 18, 2005
Appears to have been written on a large piece of blank paper by chickens with their feet dipped in ink.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008

ComingSoon.net
April 9, 2005

Boston Phoenix
April 9, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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AV Club
September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
January 17, 2006
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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