Halloween II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Halloween II Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 28, 2013
Really misses the point of the first film by dropping pretty much all the pretense of build-up and fate...
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 13, 2012
The script is fairly routine and Jamie Lee Curtis has too little to do this time around, but the hospital setting proves to be a sound choice for a locale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
R. L. Shaffer
September 26, 2012
Halloween II isn't a knockout sequel, but it's a solid, if slightly slow, follow-up to the original horror classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Heather Wixson
Dread Central
October 9, 2011
It's a rather solid sequel that carries on the legacy of its predecessor well and always delivered the scares for me as a kid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Weinberg
September 15, 2011
Any childhood favorite that is still a good deal of fun today is a movie worthy of some note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
October 28, 2008
A more than solid if admittedly inferior continuation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lucius Gore
October 8, 2008
The film is best if watched back-to-back with the first.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 21, 2008
Does the worst thing any sequel can ever do: it retroactively taints the original and makes it less interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
August 27, 2007
Rick Rosenthal, who directed this 1981 sequel, doesn't have Carpenter's expansive, affectionate way with stereotypical characters, and without it they're empty shells -- bodies waiting for the slaughter.
Mike Emery
Austin Chronicle
August 27, 2007
A bad sequel to a good movie.

TV Guide
August 27, 2007
Debra Hill and John Carpenter produced and wrote the screenplay, but this film is still a totally unnecessary and extremely poor sequel to the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Variety Staff
August 27, 2007
This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property.
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever.
Chuck O'Leary
October 21, 2005
This kill-happy sequel is a lot bloodier than needed, but it's still pretty frightening nevertheless.
| Original Score: 7/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 1, 2005
Substandard sequel.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Halloween II is good enough to deserve a sequel of its own.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Eric D. Snider
November 29, 2003
It's a little cheap to have a sequel that merely completes the story you SHOULD have told in Part 1, but as sequels go, this one's not bad.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Christopher Null
September 28, 2003
Absolutely awful, with no trace of the original's terror.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 19, 2003
...Michael Myers has been drained of some of his punch...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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