Scream 2 Reviews

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
May 20, 2011
Its self-awareness has a brashness that can be enlivening.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
April 8, 2011
The first 10 minutes attain a deranged brilliance (especially considering Charlie Kaufman wouldn't introduce his own brand of narrative invention for another two years).
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 4, 2011
...a perfunctory (yet consistently watchable) sequel...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 30, 2011
Bloody good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly
March 24, 2011
The rest of the cast of disposable archetypes deadpanned about why ''sequels suck'' -- a particularly funny joke, since this one didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
March 18, 2011
A bland limp sequel that fails to follow the act of the charismatic first film...
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
December 15, 2010
Slightly milder sequel to the post-modern slasher.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 26, 2009
There's a lot more going on here than in Scream... So why isn't it a slam dunk? Because of the writing, which is just lousy in any number of ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 15, 2008
The weakest entry in the trilogy, but it's still smarter than the majority of horror films that get released each year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 28, 2008
Visceral, witty and appropriately redundant...
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 23, 2007
Clever parody of the sequel trend; once again we are treated to a movie mocking its own conventions. Some great comic -- and terrifying -- moments, but suffers for not being as original as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
September 23, 2007
If you liked Scream there's no reason you shouldn't like this sequel.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 23, 2007
This disappointing sequel to last year's horror sleeper gets trapped in the clichés it's trying to send up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
August 18, 2007
Scream 2 is as clever and nerve-wracking as the original; on its own self-referential, crowd-pleasing terms, it's a success.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The film itself is stuck in a cycle of repetition, with slight variations.
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Scream 2 isn't nearly as fresh, suspenseful or witty as it's inaugural bloodfest.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The secret to both Scream and Scream 2's success is that neither film condescends to its audience - instead the audience is let in on the joke.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
May 11, 2004
At least as good as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
May 22, 2003
I truly hope that Scream 2 proves to all of the doubters that horror movies are not all the same. They are not all equally bad, and by God, they are not all equally good. However, they don't get any better than Scream 2.
Full Review | Original Score: B
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
It's not just bloody; it's actually interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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