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The Grudge 2 Reviews

May 13, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 19, 2006
Some unsettling moments here, but the evil ghost itself is a predictable one-trick pony.
October 19, 2006
Vapid, silly and about as scary as an Adam Sandler film.
October 18, 2006
What's a bad sequel but a revenant soul doomed to repeat itself?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 17, 2006
Like its progenitor, The Grudge 2 is filled with defective light bulbs, scummy bath water and camera work that makes even teenage flesh look mottled.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 16, 2006
It is a testament to the power of filmmaking that even a waste of time like Grudge 2 can raise a slew of interesting questions to keep you thinking for a long time after leaving the theatre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 16, 2006
Takako Fuji and Ohga Tanaka, as the ghosts, do MTV Movie Award-caliber work by just crouching in a phone booth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 16, 2006
It isn't a bad movie, just a redundant one.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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 16, 2006
Very little about the plot actually makes sense, but who needs logic when you've got a creepy ghost child and his banshee mom lurking around?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 16, 2006
The movie is utter junk, suitable perhaps for late-night TV, but not for the thousands of big screens on which it opened yesterday.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
October 16, 2006
Grudge 2 is such a complete rehash of its predecessor that it's likely that those who haven't seen the original (American or Japanese versions) will enjoy the sequel more than those who have.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 16, 2006
It basically repeats the events of the first film with some roles reversed and perversions intensified. For all its visual audacity, The Grudge 2 is quite predictable in its pattern of behavior.
October 16, 2006
Even my pathological love of Japan and its beauties, glories and eccentricities is sorely tested by The Grudge 2, from Takashi Shimizu, a movie so bewildering and impenetrable that I believe it siphoned off a good 40 IQ points.
October 16, 2006
This particular Grudge proves too pointless to bear.
October 14, 2006
The film feels more like several small, disconnected pieces thrown together rather than a satisfying whole.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 13, 2006
The Grudge 2 is just a mélange of images, some mildly disturbing, but mostly just variations on a theme: an unblinking eye, a spectral presence lurking in a dark corner, a sexy schoolgirl in uniform.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 13, 2006
Story is incidental, as auds merely anticipate the scares.
October 13, 2006
The more Grudge films you see, the more the rules in this universe are unveiled as totally random -- to the point where you stop caring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 13, 2006
While [The Grudge 2] deserves some credit for creating and sustaining a creepy atmosphere, it doesn't matter much when the plot doesn't go anywhere.
Read More | Original Score: C-
October 13, 2006
There are a couple of good jumps here and there, but we've seen this all before. And the creepy, dead girl, having been infinitely parodied (especially in Scary Movie 4), doesn't seem quite so creepy anymore.