The Grudge 2 Reviews

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September 25, 2010
Takashi Shimizu telegraphs scares to the point of numbness. Peek under a table? There's the boy! The room a bit too quiet, is it? It's the girl! All that's frightening are the actors' pained facial expressions, suggesting an epidemic of farty indigestion.
May 13, 2009
April 29, 2009
It's a random series of attempted frights that fails at every turn.
April 20, 2008
Seven films later, with the conventions of throat croaking and neck cracking having moved into camp, it's amazing that Shimizu can still find new ways to turn the old screw.
March 24, 2007
Repetition is the death of horror.
March 15, 2007
Pale-faced, staring, mute Japanese kids strike back.
March 12, 2007
...nothing more than a needless rehash of its predecessor...
January 8, 2007
full review in Greek
December 30, 2006
Those who didn't find The Grudge scary will be disappointed with The Grudge 2 -- it's almost a repeat of the original film but with new victims.
December 30, 2006
The Grudge 2 starts out ridiculous, then gets boring, then irritating.
November 20, 2006
The Grudge 2 is one of the more flavorful American J-Horror adaptations I've seen (and I've seen 'em all), well-paced and, at times, genuinely scary.
November 10, 2006
Every moment of intended terror becomes a slapstick gem, carefully constructed boo frights hit with the hilarity of Lucille Ball stepping on a rake
November 5, 2006
... Lazy, unimaginative storytelling that tries to fool the audience into thinking it's clever.
November 1, 2006
Rather than following the story of the Japanese sequel Ju-on 2, the English-language Grudge 2 is based on an original script by Stephen Susco. Unfortunately, there isn't much about it that feels all that original.
October 30, 2006
Japanese director Shimizu may be the only director in history to have helmed a pair of Hollywood remakes of his two biggest hit films and managed to screw up both of them.
October 26, 2006
just a quick scare and then back to the nonsensical and diluted story.
October 24, 2006
Low calorie horror, it's propped up by set-piece shocks familiar from any of the other five incarnations of Ju-On: The Grudge.
October 21, 2006
October 21, 2006
Don't know about you, but I've seen enough weird women with long hair and heard enough of those screechy violins and atonal sound effects to last a lifetime.
October 21, 2006
These films are popular with teenagers who haven't seen it all before, who don't see every jump scare coming a mile off.
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