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Insidious: Chapter 2 Reviews

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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
September 26, 2013
The movie finds itself haunted by a three-headed beast: incoherence, illogicality and contrivance.
September 20, 2013
Wan and Whannell return to their 2011 hit with a vengeance, gleefully filling in the story before, after and even during that first chapter with even more gonzo nuttiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2013
Director James Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell generate some cool scares and clever comic relief from Elise's junior colleagues, but a viewing of the first movie would benefit newbies.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 19, 2013
Tedious and repetitive, it concludes with yet another creepy cliffhanger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
September 19, 2013
A clumsy and muddled follow up to the original; toomany tricks and not enough treats.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 18, 2013
Chapter 2 might be the better film, though, frankly, it's hard to separate the two pictures. I honestly have never seen a sequel that's as completely organic as this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 18, 2013
Egregious would be a better title than Insidious.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
September 17, 2013
Characters in Whannell/Wan screenplays speak with the first-draft expository bluntness of a cheap '50s thriller, letting the characters step on some of the best reveals.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 16, 2013
The most slapped-together, pointless, allover terrible horror film of 2013; and I will remind you that 2013 bore witness to Texas Chainsaw 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
September 16, 2013
The simple elegance of the first film has been lost in a jumbled mess that sometimes hits on fresh angles on ghost stories but most often is shoddy, sloppy, and lazy.
September 15, 2013
Boo, indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 15, 2013
A sprawling, idiosyncratic film that attempts to recontextualize the events of its predecessor, Wan's sequel is ambitious but shortsighted, creepy but cartoonish, but utterly watchable.
September 15, 2013
it's Wilson who dominates the screen with a finely calibrated exploration of mental, physical, and moral decay
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 15, 2013
Less than two months after securing a deserved word-of-mouth hit with The Conjuring, James Wan serves up a turkey with this confused, crudely staged sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 15, 2013
Falls short, especially when much of the would-be frights shoulder on Wilson's overwrought and rather embarrassing attempt at echoing Jack Nicholson in THE SHINING.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
September 13, 2013
INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2 feels like a guided tour through a haunted house you have visited once too often: the scares come too seldom, and the guide keeps boring you with background details you don't really need to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 13, 2013
Too campy and too silly for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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