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The Grudge 2 Reviews

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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.
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
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
October 17, 2006
More abstract art than conventional horror cinema, it's more interested in parsing the idea of repetition, the basis and method of revenge.
October 16, 2006
The Grudge 2, Takashi Shimizu's wildly uneven but ambitious new film -- his second American remake -- is one of the best entries in the Japanese director's Ju-On/Grudge series.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 14, 2006
For legitimate frights that don't rely on gore, Grudge 2 fits the bill. Just don't go in expecting to make sense out of the convoluted story, because there isn't any.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2006
Still, I can't say I enjoyed this one half as much as I did the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 12, 2006
The only place Takashi doesn't stuff his powdery ghosts is up a cheerleader's skirt, surprising since there are so many of them readily available.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
May 13, 2009
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April 29, 2009
It's a random series of attempted frights that fails at every turn.
March 24, 2007
Repetition is the death of horror.
March 15, 2007
Pale-faced, staring, mute Japanese kids strike back.
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March 12, 2007
...nothing more than a needless rehash of its predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 8, 2007
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
December 30, 2006
The Grudge 2 starts out ridiculous, then gets boring, then irritating.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 5, 2006
... Lazy, unimaginative storytelling that tries to fool the audience into thinking it's clever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
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