• R, 1 hr. 28 min.
  • Drama, Horror
  • Directed By:    Tom Six
  • In Theaters:    Oct 7, 2011 Limited
  • On DVD:    Feb 14, 2012
  • IFC Films

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) Reviews


Miami Herald
Top Critic
November 11, 2011

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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November 1, 2011

In stark contrast to the original's cool, clinical horror, Martin's cack-handed creation of the arse-to-mouth creature is played for cheap, sick slapstick laughs.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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October 13, 2011

All Six is going for, with the generous application of both hardware supplies to the skin and feces to the camera, is a tired commentary on his shallow talents: They're excremental.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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October 8, 2011

The film is reprehensible, dismaying, ugly, artless and an affront to any notion, however remote, of human decency.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Daniel Engber
Slate
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October 7, 2011

Human Centipede 1 allowed for some lowball entertainment. Human Centipede 2 offers only sadism. Here's the best I can say about Tom Six: The man has managed to outdo himself, for better or for worse.

Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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October 7, 2011

I'm striving to maintain a neutral tone here because I think that's the best way to deflate this silly, clever, disgusting and ultimately meaningless project to a reasonable scale.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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October 7, 2011

Dismal, nauseating and yet bizarrely artful...

Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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October 7, 2011

'The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)'' is sick, disgusting and vile. It's also demonically funny, stylish and ingenious.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times
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October 6, 2011

Six has in essence backed himself into a rhetorical corner, leaving as perhaps the only option for his next stunt something in which the filmmaker Tom Six winds up with his mouth surgically attached to his own anus.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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October 6, 2011

The film is in black-and-white so the gore doesn't spray quite as colorfully. But you'll still puke up a storm.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Andy Webster
New York Times
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October 6, 2011

A lurid, splattery wallow in grime, blood and excrement.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Keith Phipps
AV Club
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October 6, 2011

The first Human Centipede had audacity on its side. Human Centipede II has only excess.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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October 5, 2011

The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) could be the sickest B movie ever made. But that's why you may feel gripped by the horror of what you're seeing and the terror of what's coming.

Full Review | Original Score: B+
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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October 5, 2011

This is surely hell, as a godless Dante or Bosch might paint it.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
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October 5, 2011

Six manages to find the one element that could have made his idea even more noxious, a strong whiff of pretension...

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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October 4, 2011

Once Six's conceptual project becomes clear, his escalating audience-mocking torture is increasingly pointless.

Christy Lemire
Associated Press
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October 4, 2011

It's hard to tell whether [Six] made "The Human Centipede 2" to titillate his audience or to mock it. And after a while, it is hard to care.

Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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October 3, 2011

The movie is a reductio ad absurdum, a sick joke taken to extremes, beginning with a goof on the notion that horror movies inspire copycats and ending with a test to determine whether some people will watch anything.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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September 30, 2011

Whatever gothic originality the first Human Centipede possessed is altogether lacking in this sorry follow-up.

Robert Koehler
Variety
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September 29, 2011

More boring than stomach-churning, the film nevertheless contains scattered scenes and sequences so far beyond the tolerance of the squeamish that it can't be overstated.

William Goss
MSN Movies
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September 23, 2011

It's everything that there was to loathe before and then some.