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H2: Halloween II Reviews

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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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
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 1, 2009
You didn't think Michael Myers was dead, did you?
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
September 1, 2009
[Halloween II] offers up a rush of fiercely imagined nightmare images.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 1, 2009
Zombie walks the walk, you can't deny it. And he's found the medium where he can let his freak flag fly highest.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
September 1, 2009
Most of its 101 minutes are filled with routine slasher scenes and flecks of pop-Freudian hokum about why the infamous Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) is such a murderously unhappy guy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
September 1, 2009
Zombie has talent to burn, but he's slumming here, and one suspects that he knows it.
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
September 1, 2009
This umpteenth feature about the unstoppable masked killer Michael Myers could be the work of any journeyman, give or take a few hundred gratuitous pop-culture references.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 1, 2009
This one represents Rob Zombie's "vision." That being the case, he's blind.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
September 1, 2009
With his new sequel, Zombie spends less time paying tribute and more time getting inventive, with mixed results.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
September 1, 2009
Let's float a notion: Rob Zombie is the greatest horror-movie director never to make a great movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
August 31, 2009
Zombie isn't a storyteller, he's a wallower. And because his movies take place in a culture of violence and sadism, there's nothing for Michael Myers to do except echo what's already there and slaughter weaker sadists.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
August 28, 2009
Zombie's viewpoint is clear: he's taking Michael's inexorable killing spree to its brutal extreme, and he wants us to feel every blow.
Read More | Original Score: C
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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
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Rob Nelson
Variety
August 28, 2009
Repellent not only in content but in visual style, writer-director Rob Zombie's hatchet job on the series he revived so artfully two years ago plays like a violent act of euthanasia.
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 28, 2009
This movie isn't horrible, but it seems like a waste for Zombie to keep revisiting someone else's world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4