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Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003)

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Average Rating: 4.2/10
Reviews Counted: 122
Fresh: 28 | Rotten: 94

Jeepers Creepers 2 is competently made, but it doesn't have the scares of the original.

14

Average Rating: 3.8/10
Critic Reviews: 28
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 24

Jeepers Creepers 2 is competently made, but it doesn't have the scares of the original.

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Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 355,878

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Movie Info

The Creeper is back, and he's brought his appetite with him in director Victor Salva's sequel to his popular 2001 sleeper. Stranded on the dreaded East 9 Highway while returning home from winning the championship game, a group of basketball players, cheerleaders, and coaches quickly realize that there's more to fear than a broken down bus when The Creeper descends mercilessly upon them. As his 23-day feeding frenzy draws to a close, The Creeper needs the sort of nourishment only a vital group of

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Victor Salva

Dec 23, 2003

$35.1M

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Salva squanders all of his original movie's not-entirely- awfulness and bumbles into the realm of unintentional comedy.

September 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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Many unanswered questions of JC2 -- the '23' theme, why no one in Poho County, save one, can seem to find a broken-down school bus.

September 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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I think there's a reason they're a no name cast. There's not really anybody that's really very identifiable, or very good in their roles.

September 2, 2003 Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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It's gory, repetitive, and not terribly interesting.

August 30, 2003 Full Review Source: ReelViews
ReelViews
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Functional but tiresome.

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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Few things are scarier than a sequel to a bad movie, but, in fact, Jeepers Creepers 2 is substantially better than its predecessor, even while staying strictly within the genre's well-defined boundaries.

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Variety
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Of course, the thing doesn't actually die. It just folds up its face and hibernates for another 23 years, or at least until the inevitable Jeepers Creepers 3: More Goo for You.

February 9, 2014 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

If it's less successful than the first one, that is not the same as saying that it's a failure.

November 1, 2010 Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy
Antagony & Ecstasy

I was disappointed that it failed to live up to its first film...

April 29, 2009 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

... an impressive second entry, and proof perfect that Salva may become a legendary horror film director.

June 19, 2008 Full Review Source: ESplatter
ESplatter

The nameless monster is akin to an unintentionally funny hybrid of Batman and a blowfish.

May 4, 2005 Full Review Source: Lessons of Darkness
Lessons of Darkness

It's the kind of insanity that we enjoy watching with our friends, trying to figure out whether or not the director knew what he was doing.

March 19, 2004 Full Review Source: F5 (Wichita, KS)

Avoids many of the pitfalls of the original by setting low goals and aiming for wholly generic, monster-horror mediocrity.

January 15, 2004 Full Review Source: Radio Free Entertainment
Radio Free Entertainment

Para compensar a falta de um roteiro, Victor Salva repete cada capotagem ou explosão várias vezes, de ângulos diferentes. É como ver inúmeros replays em uma partida sem gols.

January 4, 2004
Cinema em Cena

Jeepers Creepers 2 is unremittingly bad.

January 1, 2004 Full Review

...just another monster flick, with most of its budget going into the Creeper's makeup.

December 21, 2003 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Faults lie in not fully explaining the creature's origin or true motivations.

October 24, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

Jeepers, Creepers. Can't anyone make a decent horror film anymore?

October 7, 2003 Full Review Source: EDGE Boston
EDGE Boston

This is not merely a bad concept, but a dumb and irrelevant one - an idea that feels like it was left over from some drug-induced brainstorming session in the basement of amateur B-movie directors.

September 26, 2003 Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org
Cinemaphile.org

A fright-free disaster that makes you long for the 80's glory days of straight-to-video horror.

September 22, 2003 Full Review Source: RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Salva seems to suffer from 'premature direculation'. He shows his monster far too early, and far too often.

September 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Countingdown.com
Countingdown.com

Something more than an assembly line creature feature. And Salva backs up his disturbed subtext with passable spookshow affection.

September 11, 2003 Full Review

The Creeper is quite the compelling little devil; too bad he's realized amidst such familiar trappings and tiresome caricatures.

September 11, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

It simply keeps repeating the same hunt and chase moments, run and hide material, and jump scenes over and over again.

September 7, 2003 Full Review Source: Screen It!
Screen It!

This sequel to the sleeper horror flick is a stinker.

September 6, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Salva took this material as far as it could go the first time around.

September 5, 2003 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

Audience Reviews for Jeepers Creepers 2

Worse than its predecessor, this one has only one unintentionally funny sequence that's the least watchable. For the rest, it's a mighty sucker. With a generous heart, I give it 0.05/5.
April 29, 2012
imrealgod

Super Reviewer

Makes me want to go back and watch the original to see which I like best, but this is one of the best movies I'd seen in awhile...the creature is awesome. There is one of the deleted scenes I wish would've been included though, and probably would've made this a 5-star movie in my book.
January 21, 2012
stormyweather980

Super Reviewer

Way out on an anonymous highway an anonymous busload of teens make pretty bland repast for a pretty cool creature. I imagined the creature on the set between shots, cellphone in paw, firing its agent and then negotiating for a better script, better director, and a better cast ... next time. And ice cold Fiji in its changing van while we're at it.
September 26, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

    1. Izzy Bohen: Javelins? We got spears on this bus?
    2. Scott Braddock: Sticks. You want to wait around so that you could poke at that thing with sticks?
    3. Izzy Bohen: That thing shows up here again I'd rather have a sharp stick in my hand than nothing at all.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (15 months ago)
    1. Coach Charlie Hannah: What is that? A flare gun? You plan on being lost at sea in this thing?
    2. Bus Driver Betty: You making fun of my lock box? Because everything in this thing has saved my sweet ass at least once.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (15 months ago)
    1. Scott Braddock: You want to play cock on the walk, bro?
    2. Deundre "Double D" Davis: Why do I think you want to call me something else? You want to call me something else, Scotty? 'Cause I don't think you get it. I can see you thinking it, whether you say it or not.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (15 months ago)
    1. Boy: You Taggert?
    2. Older Jack Jr.: That's right.
    3. Boy: Can we see it?
    4. Older Jack Jr.: [referring to the sign "Bat Out Of Hell"] Can you read?
    5. Boy: Is that thing real? Because I've heard it's a bunch of bullshit.
    6. Older Jack Jr.: It's still five bucks.
    7. Girl: Where'd it come from?
    8. Older Jack Jr.: My dad killed it.
    9. Boy: Yeah, but where'd it come from?
    10. Older Jack Jr.: It's five bucks from you too.
    11. Boy: How'd he kill it?
    12. Older Jack Jr.: Ask him.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (15 months ago)
    1. Deundre "Double D" Davis: [after Coach Barnes gets taken away] What was it? Scotty, what the fuck was it? Scotty, come on!
    2. Rhonda Truitt: Scotty, we just want...
    3. Scott Braddock: [yelling] I don't know what it was, alright!
    4. Scott Braddock: [kids move to the back of the bus] It had wings. Big fucking wings.
    – Submitted by Folashade K (15 months ago)
    1. Jack Taggart: [Taggert is looking for the disabled bus] Are there any landmarks nearby? What are you close to?
    2. Andy "Bucky" Buck: I'm close to pissing my fuckin' pants!
    – Submitted by Folashade K (15 months ago)
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