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Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2 Reviews

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March 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
Even formula-slasher-pic fans are likely to find this hectic, unfocused effort a letdown.
January 1, 2000
The results should hold your interest, but they're hardly bewitching.
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: D-
January 1, 2000
A plausible premise, visual tricks and a little blood don't help this sequel to rise above largely formulaic territory.
January 1, 2000
The real problem here may be that Blair Witch 2 was made simply -- and only -- because Blair Witch made a lot of money.
January 1, 2000
Feels like a big teaser for next year's Blair Witch 3.
January 1, 2000
For all its clever notions, Book of Shadows often seems more like a montage of pasted-together images than a coherent horror story.
January 1, 2000
Though BW2 eschews the first film's jumpy visuals, its erraticism as a narrative is even worse.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, Berlinger has chosen to 'go Hollywood' with his first theatrical feature, which plays more like Wes Craven's Scream 3 than what it should.
January 1, 2000
The execution isn't quite up to the movie's ambition.
January 1, 2000
Creating a movie that virtually everyone can hate is no small accomplishment. But filmmaker Joe Berlinger may just have pulled it off.
January 1, 2000
The inevitable sequel, Blair Witch 2: Book Of Shadows is upon us. Woe betide us all.
January 1, 2000
A muddled if appealing failure.
January 1, 2000
Book of Shadows isn't going to scare anyone except the bean counters at Artisan who are counting on a big financial return.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
It's better made than the original, and its writing contains a subtlety and wit the original film lacked.
January 1, 2000
A peerless indignity, a club-footed vomit launch of teen-horror clichés, overproduced self-importance, and scareless gore.
January 1, 2000
Sadly, Artisan gave [Berlinger] little time to develop an interesting movie.
January 1, 2000
Missing from the mix are any characters with whom you'd want to spend one minute around a campfire.
January 1, 2000
The movie's various subplots, flashbacks and hallucinations are tripping all over each other.
January 1, 2000
If you're going to direct a piece of crass, nonsensical junk, at least have the decency to release it straight to video, where it belongs.
January 1, 2000
Ambitious but lame.
January 1, 2000
Not a very lucid piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
[The] tendency to cannibalize and sample from other horror flicks, made popular by the Scream series, is worse than dull. It's parasitic.
January 1, 2000
The only thing vaguely demonic here is the ease with which a movie as scary and original as The Blair Witch Project can be downloaded into oblivion and compressed into this week's product.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 1, 2000
It's not the first horror movie to end up making no sense, but it may be the first that actually appears proud of the accomplishment.
January 1, 2000
Intelligent, inventive, worried and surprising.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A pale shadow of the diabolically clever piece of video hocus-focus that was The Blair Witch Project.
January 1, 2000
While Berlinger may indeed be a good documentarian, he seems woefully inept at coaching consistently professional-level performances from young actors in a fictional film.
January 1, 2000
Just another bad horror film with inadequate young actors chased around a big house by something.