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H2: Halloween II Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 28, 2009
It's not even as scary as his Halloween remake, and that one was perfunctory, at best.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Perri Nemiroff
August 13, 2010
At one point in the film, a character is accused of "profiteering off the miseries of others" and that is exactly what Zombie will do to you if you see this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 29, 2009
Halloween II is trying to be something more than 'just' a slasher movie, and while I don't think it's ever in any danger of succeeding I respect the fact that the guy tried.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 28, 2009
It feels a little more like a trick than a treat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Ali Gray
September 29, 2012
The irony, of course, is that in attempting to breathe new life into Michael Myers, Rob Zombie may be the man who's finally killed him. Let us hope that in this case, the bastard stays dead: Halloween II might just be the bullet in his brain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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James Berardinelli
September 1, 2009
This one represents Rob Zombie's "vision." That being the case, he's blind.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
August 28, 2009
For a filmmaker who began his career with relatively clever and visionary splatter films like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, Zombie seems to be pursuing the path of least resistance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Goss
December 17, 2009
We see Myers in silhouette dragging a victim out of a truck and then stabbing them again and again and again, singularly summing up what a numbing experience it all is. No flashes of blood, no hints of character, just shadows killing shadows.
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Mike Hale
New York Times
September 1, 2009
Halloween II is full of in jokes and references but nearly devoid of wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
September 3, 2009
An artless, bloody mess.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
September 2, 2009
...to steal animated critic Jay Sherman's best line, "it stinks!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Rocchi
Common Sense Media
August 29, 2009
Ultra-gory sequel/remake is brutally violent, badly made.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
There's not a pained expression, a confused sneer, or a filthy grimace that Zombie won't linger on for 10 seconds longer than he needs to.
Rick Mele
August 28, 2009
While Halloween II starts out as a character study in post-traumatic stress, it's safe to assume that's not what most horror fans will be looking for. And though Zombie maintains the motif of nightmarish visions throughout, the movie eventually cha
Full Review | Original Score: 45/100
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
August 28, 2009
Zombie is a terrific stylist -- there's a red-tinted party sequence that's nightmarishly creepy -- but he seems bored with this material.
| Original Score: 2/4
Todd Gilchrist
Sci Fi Wire
August 28, 2009
Anyone uninitiated with Rob Zombie's brand of grainy hillbilly brutality would be better served by eating a bran muffin and steering clear of this particular horror film, because it's a compliment to call it a piece of crap.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
August 28, 2009
Without a new path for its central trio, Halloween II merely rehashes in quick, distracted swipes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Vaux
August 28, 2009
Blood and guts are fine, and nihilism can be quite powerful in the right hands. But Halloween II uses them to cover up an utterly blighted experience.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Bill Gibron
August 28, 2009
either a work of jaw-dropping, unhinged genius, or the most moronic horror film since Ernest Scared Stupid
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Thomas Leupp
September 3, 2009
Wish Michael Myers would have taken his knife to that stupid white horse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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