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Jaws 2 Reviews

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September 27, 2018
There was reason to believe that "Jaws 2" would be a mess. It isn't. It's better than most sequels. It's formula-ridden but slick, and the special effects work as intended.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 27, 2018
Far from a classic, but a very worthy follow-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
September 27, 2018
I am also a fan of slasher movies, so I like that the film almost seems like a Jaws-ified response to the slasher boom, as the film's second half revolves around a group of trapped teens being menaced by the shark.
October 17, 2017
While it lacks the originality, wit and character interplay that gave "Jaws" an exceptionally appealing impact, "Jaws 2" is proficient enough to avoid bombing out.
July 4, 2017
It never comes close to the classic status of its predecessor, but for drive-in horror thrills, this still has sufficient bite.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 16, 2016
The surprise in Jaws 2 is that, given the givens, it came out as well as it did. For me, in terms of sheer visceral zapping, it's better than the first time around (or under).
April 23, 2007
Rather redundant, rather biting. What, fish again?! Still, not a bad sequel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 21, 2005
A vastly underrated sequel with plenty of shocks and nail-biting tension. Not quite up to the original, but still loads of fun.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 27, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
August 23, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
July 11, 2003
Delivers [Nearly] as much as the first
| Original Score: 4/5
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
June 9, 2001
...Jaws 2 hits a qualitative ceiling due to the joint absence of Steven Spielberg and Academy Award-winning editor Verna Fields.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 12, 2001
the filmmakers did everything they could to breathe new life into the material without forgetting what had made that material work in the first place
| Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2018
Stalwart Scheider is in full control of this blasť follow-up that makes one wonder why mayor Murray Hamilton hasn't learnt any lessons from previous events.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 27, 2016
Unnecessary sequel has less plot, more peril and violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 11, 2012
Nowhere near as good as the first, and lacks the traces of true stupidity that make the latter two fun bad movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
February 25, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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