Halloween II - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Halloween II Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
April 28, 2005
Read More | 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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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael Szymanski
May 8, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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+
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury
August 1, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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
Rebecca Murray
April 3, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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...
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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.
Christopher Null
September 28, 2003
Absolutely awful, with no trace of the original's terror.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 20, 2002
A senseless remake; a series that should have stopped after the first movie.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Blackwelder
August 14, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
May 1, 2005
Substandard sequel.
| 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
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
October 23, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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