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Scary Movie 2 (2001)

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15

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 109
Fresh: 16 | Rotten: 93

Instead of being funny, this gross-out sequel plays like a sloppy, rushed-out product.

7

Average Rating: 3.2/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 28

Instead of being funny, this gross-out sequel plays like a sloppy, rushed-out product.

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 681,548

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This sequel to a box-office sleeper hit that spoofed teen slasher flicks takes its cues from haunted house and possession films, particularly The Haunting (1999) and The Exorcist (1973). Although many of the first film's main characters were homicide victims, Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, and Anna Faris return anyway to "re-possess" their roles for this follow-up in which four students are invited by their professor (Tim Curry) to his haunted mansion, Hell House, for a weekend sleep-deprivation

Dec 18, 2001

$70.9M

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It shows no understanding of or insight into the genre it's attempting to parody, nor indeed of cinema in general.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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Scary Movie 2 isn't scary, funny-scary, or even just plain funny.

October 29, 2001 Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture
New York Magazine/Vulture
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An act of nose-thumbing that never quite figures out how, or even where, to position its thumb.

July 16, 2001 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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This time Wayans and company don't so much lampoon their targets as ineptly copy them.

July 10, 2001 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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It's a lot more tightly focused than the first outing.

July 6, 2001 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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If you took out all the jokes about bodily fluids, the movie could run five minutes instead of 83, and we could all go home.

July 6, 2001 Full Review Source: USA Today
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Dumb humor, insults and gallons of bodily fluids.

December 28, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

The screenwriters take desperate measures with so much lame sex jokes, body flashes, and disgusting bathroom humor.

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

Scarily awful -- this spoof horror franchise needs a stake driven through its heart, and quick...

December 30, 2006 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Perhaps if you send them a stamped, self-addressed envelope they'll tell us why this was thought to be funny.

April 14, 2006 Full Review Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

We can only hope this excrement masquerading as humor will bury the gross-out genre once and for all.

June 23, 2004 Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

Basically just a bunch of silly spoof scenes cobbled together around a thin premise, it allows the Wayans brothers to have fun in the way a group of kids might have fun with a video camcorder, except with a multi-million-dollar budget.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Comment (1)
Film Quips Online

If you didn't like the first one, stay away, but if you got a few good chuckles out of it, you'll get more of the same with the sequel. I guess it's a matter of personal (bad) taste.

September 10, 2002 Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Comment (1)
Montreal Film Journal

In a classic 'too many cooks' scenario, Scary Movie 2 never manages to put even the semblance of a plot together.

August 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

the opening 15 minutes was absolutely gut-wretchingly hysterical. I laughed more at this second film than I did at the first one...

June 22, 2002 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

The creators of Scary Movie 2 have forgotten one crucial fact about the horror genre--for every Scream 2 there are twenty Blair Witch 2s.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

It's just terrible, with long stretches in which the sea of writers don't even try to insert any humour, followed by an attempted joke that doesn't work on any level.

January 27, 2002 Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall
Shadows on the Wall

...it does have one redeeming attribute: brevity.

January 7, 2002 | Comment (1)
Movie Metropolis

That the first film's primary target/model was Scream and that this one's is The Haunting says everything about its creative bankruptcy.

December 19, 2001 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

The film had eleven writers. I don't see why it needed any. It's unstructured, plotless, and even the truly funny moments are merely juvenile stabs in the dark.

October 28, 2001

More of the same...only less funny.

October 10, 2001 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Filme producto de la excesiva comercialización que tuvo su predecesor

October 8, 2001 Full Review Source: Moviola

If you haven't seen the target film, not only is it not funny, it becomes totally pointless.

September 10, 2001 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

It's the wackiness of the whole thing that makes it work.

August 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Blunt Review
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Audience Reviews for Scary Movie 2

Absolutely terrible. A complete remake rather than a sequel with the same jokes and situations around a different not very well thought out story. It's dumb that they kept the same characters who died in the last movie and simply not something I'd watch again.
October 31, 2011
StarCrossedVoyager

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I remember thinking Scary Movie 2 was absolutely hilarious when I was fifteen. And I still find it funny enough to watch without getting bored, even though the biggest gags don't seem quite as amusing anymore and the jokes that miss are absolutely horrible. The humor is incredibly broad, crude, and childish, as everything is lampooned and referenced from Charlie's Angels to The Matrix to The Exorcist to Nike commercials. I think this is still the best entry in the spoof movie "renaissance" that the original Scary Movie spawned....for whatever that's worth.
September 23, 2011
lewiskendell

Super Reviewer

Decent sequel to Scary Movie, Scary Movie 2 is also the last good film of the franchise. The film has decent laughs, and the cast are pretty good, but you can see that the filmmakers were struggling with the ideas on-screen. There are parts of the film that aren't funny, and other parts that are funny. However as far as a spoof film is concerned, Scary Movie 2 isn't that great a spoof. The film is decent, but never that good. Scar Movie 2 is comical, but as far as the comedy elements are concerned, there's absolutely nothing that great about it. Most of the humor is pretty silly, but compared to the last two in the franchise, this is pretty good humor. At least the film made me laugh, while the final two films in the series made me very disappointed. There are plenty of funny bits in this sequel to keep you interested, just don't expect anything great or original. This film follows the same path as the first film, but is slightly less effective at making you laugh. The first film was funny, and this one is too. But the difference is that this one tries too hard at making you laugh. Sometimes the humor doesn't quite work. For what it is, Scary Movie 2 is a decent, humorous follow-up and it does have good laughs, but it's never anything good. The film could have been done much better.
September 20, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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I hate stupid movies. Catch my drift?
August 5, 2011
Eric Alvarez

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