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Happy Death Day 2U Reviews

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February 25, 2019
Rothe shines in this film as she did in the original, and so does most of the supporting cast, but her charms aren't enough to make Happy Death Day 2U a multiverse you'd be happy to be stuck duplicating.
February 12, 2019
This sequel wants to be "Back to the Future" - but is more "The Big Bang Theory". Combined with a lack of real scares, it's simply not worth seeing on the big screen.
February 28, 2019
Those seeking horror will be frustrated with its wacky, nerdy slant, ensuring this film will irritate both those in search of scares and those bookish enough to appreciate a smarter sci-fi thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 1, 2019
Just like a déjà-vu, this sequel lacks some of the freshness that made its predecessor a modest hit. Jessica Rothe is absolutely charming in this sci-fi horror comedy blend. [Full Review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
November 1, 2018
As a horror film, Happy Death Dayoften falls tragically short of the mark, almost completely absent of frightening moments.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 12, 2019
Though it likens itself to Back to the Future II, Happy Death Day 2U is what Back to the Future would have looked had it been made by the Biff from the alternate 1985 - bad.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
February 20, 2019
Rothe is the attraction of this high-concept, ludicrous sequel that trades charm for convolution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 28, 2019
It's hard not to find Happy Death Day 2U a little exhausting and empty.
February 16, 2019
There's no horror OR comedy, just a weird science based riff on a slightly better movie. Blow out the candles now, it's time to wish 'Happy Death Day' to these movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
February 18, 2019
While there are some funny sequences, the horror really struggles to live up. Worst of all, this movie drags, despite the movie only lasting an hour and forty minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 16, 2019
Ambitious as it is Happy Death Day 2U becomes convoluted real quick. The more it tries to explain its wacky premise, the harder it becomes to root for.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 24, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U is a messy film that repeats itself over and over again without actually going anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
February 13, 2019
... banally imagines death as a series of jump scares or pithy one-liners intended to yank out a laugh.
February 13, 2019
Where the original was a funny slasher with a SciFi bent, the sequel is a standard Eighties romcom with an occasionally morbid sense of humor. Think Real Genius, only dumber and more tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
February 12, 2019
Lacks the thrills and balanced elements which made the original special but Jessica Rothe deserves to be a superstar!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 26, 2019
This is a clear example of why we don't need sequels. Go ahead and just let the first one be great. Don't bring us trash for the sequel...why are we still doing these?
February 14, 2019
The reboots this time feel, for lack of a better word, repetitive. It's like being told the same joke repeatedly without ever reaching the punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 13, 2019
...there's almost no down time in Happy Death Day 2U, aside from a few third act scenes that play like daytime television.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
February 19, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U is like watching a million ideas hit the screen at the same time, progressively moving itself to shakier ground before losing any sense of tonal comprehension or narrative necessity.
February 14, 2019
Yet for all its ambition with loopy timelines and dubious scientific explanations, convenient logic only justified in pushing the plot along, the actual world-building falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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