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Insidious: Chapter 2 Reviews

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September 5, 2017
Unashamedly derivative but it still scared me silly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 28, 2017
With so many thrillers following Wan's lead, the theme now feels pat. Furthermore, Insidious: Chapter 2 is a lot more camp than mind-bending fear.
April 14, 2016
It's the screenplay's salient collision of past and present that sets the film apart from most horror sequels.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 15, 2015
The movie isn't merely bad, it's incompetent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 1, 2015
If we had to have a sequel, "Chapter 2" is a really good one.
August 24, 2015
Not much that's new (hey, it's a sequel) but there's still an old-fashioned respect for the pleasures of simple creepiness.
March 11, 2014
It's not gory, but relies on ceaseless weirdness with scores of jump scares and even an odd Back To The Future 2-style subplot that's undeveloped yet still adds to the overall sense of crazy. Love or hate it, this is pretty effective modern scare cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 22, 2014
The best horror films stay with you, leaving you jumping at the slightest sounds. This is decidedly not that kind of movie.
January 8, 2014
It's a treat to see old-school film technique and makeup design rather than an overabundance of CGI work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2013
Insidious: Chapter 2 has a number of issues, chief among them the fact that it recycles far too much of the first film, turning this into a dreadfully dull ghost story with no chills.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 17, 2013
At this film's start, young Elise tells young Josh, "I promise, it won't hurt." You know that she knows this can't be so.
November 8, 2013
Carrying on where the last one left off, horror maestro du jour James Wan (Saw, Dead Silence, The Conjuring) serves up a juicy, fright-filled spookfest with this follow-up to the 2011 hit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2013
INSIDIOUS: Chapter Two has a good cache of scares; a necessary injection of mystery and despite small doses of clunky performances and scripting it's a rare, high quality horror sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 5, 2013
Trashy and silly and occasionally unintentionally funny, it is nonetheless weirdly compelling.
October 30, 2013
...often fares even better than its entertaining predecessor...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2013
Most of [Wan's] peers shoot a bunch of scenes and let the editor make a smoothie. Wan no longer relies on visual gibberish. He has become a classicist in that sense.
October 1, 2013
Clever isn't the same as scary. It's the unexplained, not the over-explained, that tingles the spine.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 30, 2013
It relies on cheap thrills and fails to generate consistent suspense, while lacking the sharp sense of humor that kept the first film from bogging down.
September 28, 2013
Alas, the tension and fright remain mostly invisible in "Insidious: Chapter 2," the disappointing sequel to the terrific "Insidious."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 27, 2013
Amps up the scares without breaking any new ground while offering more layers and less gore than most films in this genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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