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Happy Death Day 2U Reviews

March 4, 2019
Jessica Rothe handles all of these transitions well, the horror, the action heroey stuff, they sentimental stuff, she's great.
March 1, 2019
Along the lines of other recent inexpensive genre efforts that behave more like franchise blockbusters by building out their lore and doubling down on their nerdiness.
February 17, 2019
One of those efficiently lazy sequels that by turns bores you to death and induces chuckles.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 16, 2019
It is instead that rarity - a sequel that is both better than the original and manages to retroactively improve that movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 15, 2019
Rothe mugs and emotes for all she's worth, which is something, but her effort only highlights the desultory character of everything around her.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
February 15, 2019
It's exuberant fun, in the main, with a keen sense of its silliness. Marks off, though, for the clumsy lurches from cynical sci-fi to solemn weepy...and some cringeworthy stereotyping
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
February 14, 2019
Like its predecessor, the movie has a broad sentimental streak, but the sentiment feels more thoughtful and heartfelt this time around.
February 14, 2019
Combining a fun and silly genre approach to the concept of dying with an earnest consideration of its real-life consequences, Happy Death Day 2U is simply a matter of life and death, both literally and figuratively speaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2019
Put Happy Death Day 2U together with its predecessor, Happy Death Day, and you could easily call the pair Dumb and Dumber.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 14, 2019
Jessica Rothe as Tree is still an appealing presence. But the film is overstuffed with unfunny self-parodying gore slapstick, half-felt sentimentality and semi-meta sci-fi...
February 13, 2019
Stalk-and-kill movies bear some resemblance to classic farces, but no horror movies have taken the similarities as far as Happy Death Day and its busier, just-as-fun sequel, Happy Death 2 U.
February 13, 2019
By the time the climax arrives, "Happy Death Day 2U" has lost its thread, in an increasingly busy "Scooby Doo"-style adventure that, sadly, only points to the possibility of a "Happy Death Day 3-peat."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 13, 2019
In all the world-jumping and talk of quantum physics, a bit of the fun of the original film is lost.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 13, 2019
A movie can only be a pleasant surprise once. So it goes with "Happy Death Day 2U," the inevitable, and perhaps inevitably disappointing, follow-up to the 2017 hit "Happy Death Day."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 13, 2019
The uninventive Happy Death Day 2U can neither sustain nor recreate the charms of the first film by recycling its ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 12, 2019
Taking over screenwriting duties from the original's Scott Lobdell and straining the silliness past breaking, director Christopher Landon mounts a sequel that forgets to be scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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February 12, 2019
The happy surprise of Happy Death Day 2U is that it does find ways to tweak the formula of its predecessor, to break the cycle of franchise redundancy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 12, 2019
The "Happy Death Day" franchise isn't going to revolutionize filmmaking. But the uplifting vibes - and occasionally absent slasher - haven't come close to overstaying their welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 12, 2019
Fantasies, no matter how far-fetched, can work as long as they conform to fiction's laws of internal logic, but this script makes no effort to deal with the fault lines which show up at various stages during its convolutions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
February 12, 2019
Transforms the original high-concept slasher into a ambitious and witty sci-fi treatise on alternate realities and the cinematic significance of personal growth in sequels.
February 12, 2019
"Happy Death Day 2U" can't quite replicate the feelings of joy and discovery of the original, but Landon deserves credit for varying the tune, while still playing the hits that will please the fans of its predecessor.
February 12, 2019
Written and directed again by Christopher Landon, the film is just more of the same, reheated and served up over and over again until it becomes a déjà-vu endurance test.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 12, 2019
Faulty logic is a major problem, but the film earns a pass with its goofy charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 12, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U is the worst kind of sequel, the staggeringly unnecessary kind that even the most hardcore Happy Death Day fans should avoid at all costs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
February 12, 2019
"Happy Death Day 2U" is more complicated than the first "Happy Death Day," but in this case more complicated means less fun.
February 12, 2019
While it may be too early for another reset, Tree and her time loops deserve better than a sloppy rehash that doesn't remember what made the first one tick.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
February 12, 2019
Writer-director Christopher Landon's quick-turnaround sequel is pure self-knowing nonsense - a smoothly executed, briskly paced mash-up of horror tropes, time-travel paradoxes and silly campus slapstick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 12, 2019
2U throws enough wrinkles into the first film's action - if you don't remember it well, rewatch it before seeing this - to engage us.