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Hatchet II Reviews

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Eric Hynes
Time Out
September 29, 2010
It's a functional sequel, but with all that spirited slicing and dicing, the director could have at least broken a sweat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
January 31, 2011
Once you get past its relentless gore, Hatchet II just isn't a very good movie, and Green's struggles to get it released are far more interesting than the movie itself.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 29, 2010
We don't care about any of the characters. They're just video game obstacles to be dispatched as graphically as possible.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 30, 2010
There are many good movies opening this weekend. Hatchet II is not one of them. Tickets are not cheap and time is fleeting. Why would you choose this one?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 5, 2010
Where the original Hatchet was way ahead of the retrospective curve... now even Reagan-era slashers have been done to death, making Hatchet II seem as tired and shopworn as any of the endless Friday the 13th sequels that it pastiches.
Brian Orndorf
September 29, 2010
A lousy horror-comedy, straining hard to carry a tone of jovial brutality, with Green hoping to build himself up as a horror icon, using jagged fragments of formula that have become disturbingly commonplace in the DTV era.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Geoff Berkshire
September 30, 2010
Maybe [Adam] Green intended to parody how low-rent and awful slasher sequels usually are. If so, the joke's on his audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
December 5, 2010
Unnecessary back story, toilet humor, and overlong gags involving gore, yes, this is a sequel to "Hatchet" alright!
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
September 30, 2010
"Hatchet II" doesn't have a lick of wit.
Full Review | Original Score: D
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
October 5, 2010
[A] spurious waste of time... empty and meaningless, even grading on the amateurish-low-budget-horror curve...
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 30, 2010
The movie is never as cheeky or as fun as Green thinks it is, but he tries with all his might.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
October 1, 2010
This is basically an excuse to watch skulls crushed like melons, guts ripped from body cavities and torsos halved. And such things go on with relentless and disgusting regularity.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brian Juergens
September 30, 2010
When it comes to homages to the golden age of American slashers, Hatchet II is twice the hatchet job of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
R. L. Shaffer
October 14, 2010
Certainly gory and goofy at times, but nearly as amusing as the first, riddled with unlikable characters, lazy dialogue and a dull middle act.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine
September 30, 2010
Rob Zombie could sue Green for filching his lightning filters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
September 28, 2010
By the time Crowley begins literally ripping Marybeth's posse apart, one is too numbed-out to cheer the gruesome ingenuity of the old-school special effects. Die, Victor, die. Please.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
October 1, 2010
Say a prayer that there's no Hatchet III in the future.
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
September 29, 2010
The movie is just inept and dull and stupid -- crap being passed off as a guilty, bloody pleasure.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
September 30, 2010
The sort of movie a fanboy might cook up in his garage on equipment borrowed from the local high school...it's not bad enough to be good--just bad enough to be really lousy.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Steve Biodrowski
October 1, 2010
"Hatchet II" falls prey to a problem that typically plagues sequels: it's not just more of the same; it's WAY more of the same.
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