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The Grudge 2 Reviews

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Nick Rogers
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.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
It's a random series of attempted frights that fails at every turn.
Brian Holcomb
Beyond Hollywood
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.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 15, 2007
Pale-faced, staring, mute Japanese kids strike back.
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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
March 12, 2007
...nothing more than a needless rehash of its predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
January 8, 2007
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 30, 2006
The Grudge 2 starts out ridiculous, then gets boring, then irritating.
| Original Score: 1/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
November 5, 2006
... Lazy, unimaginative storytelling that tries to fool the audience into thinking it's clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Cindy White
IGN Movies
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
October 26, 2006
just a quick scare and then back to the nonsensical and diluted story.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jamie Russell
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
October 21, 2006
Despite some nifty Japanese style tricks and ghostly illusions this isn't scary. It's muddled, same-old mayhem, just with a more international cast going crazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Gonsalves
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter Bradshaw
October 21, 2006
Please let's pull the plug on this insanely over-promoted, over-rated horror brand.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 20, 2006
...yet another American remake...of an incomprehensible Japanese horror film...
| Original Score: 2/5
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