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Jeepers Creepers 2 Reviews

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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
September 3, 2003
Salva squanders all of his original movie's not-entirely- awfulness and bumbles into the realm of unintentional comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Greg Milner
Village Voice
September 2, 2003
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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
September 2, 2003
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.
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
September 2, 2003
A sequel that answers many questions, not least of which is, 'There was a Jeepers Creepers 1?'
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
August 30, 2003
It's gory, repetitive, and not terribly interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 29, 2003
Functional but tiresome.
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Andy Klein
Variety
August 29, 2003
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.
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 29, 2003
When it stoops to sociological concerns, as it does when the boys and girls on the bus bicker over matters of race and homophobia, Jeepers Creepers 2 simply collapses into incoherence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Doug Knoop
Seattle Times
August 29, 2003
The first film at least offered some spooky atmosphere and suspense before all the violence began, but this time out we're just given dismemberment, decapitation and a javelin through the head.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
August 29, 2003
For the first 40 minutes or so, while the movie takes place in the daytime, we have a brilliantly filmed version of a typical horror script. Once night descends, the film descends with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 29, 2003
There's nothing in this post-Scream screamer to make you jump or worry about what goes bump in the night.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Bob Campbell
Newark Star-Ledger
August 29, 2003
The new JC is more consistent and efficient than the first, with classier monster effects, but less compellingly weird.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
August 29, 2003
JC2 lacks the all-important character development we got in the first installment.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Charles Savage
Miami Herald
August 29, 2003
A stark regression from the intelligence of the Scream franchise, this teen horror sequel is about as satisfying as low-budget food that's been under the heat lamps too long.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
August 29, 2003
More than twice the budget but only half the chills
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 29, 2003
Jeepers Creepers 2 supplies us with a first-class creature, a fourth-rate story, and dialogue possibly created by feeding the screenplay into a pasta maker.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Boston Globe
August 29, 2003
Like its predecessor, Jeepers Creepers is suspenseful as long as you don't have to look its Creeper in the eye.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 2003
An unsatisfying mix.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 28, 2003
There are a few good jolts -- and a moderate amount of spurting blood -- but things pretty much proceed exactly as you think they will.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
August 28, 2003
Like Freddy vs. Jason, it's just another boogeyman movie, but being only a first sequel, its gore lore still smells fresh.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
August 28, 2003
Salva is unable to sustain the concept, and the movie feels tedious rather than claustrophobic.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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USA Today
August 28, 2003
The performances are what one might expect. Wide, bugged-out eyes and open mouths are the standard acting choices. But worse, this movie manages to be boring.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
August 28, 2003
You don't have to be a horror-movie scholar to know that nothing significant is going to happen in any movie with '2' in the title.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
August 28, 2003
Larger in scope but looser in construction than the first, Jeepers Creepers 2 will satisfy undemanding genre fans but leave those in search of an intelligent guilty pleasure feeling shortchanged.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 28, 2003
It looks great and the special effects are decent, but its scare tactics leave a lot to be desired.
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
August 28, 2003
A limp sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
August 28, 2003
Some antic humor and socio-cultural observations, but it's basically a glossier, prettier version of your garden-variety slash fest.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ellen Fox
Chicago Tribune
August 28, 2003
Horror movies don't have to make sense in the real world, but when you have to help their internal logic along this much, it's pretty much a cue for heckling -- or checking your watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
August 27, 2003
There's greater consistency to it, and considerably more humor, with macabre slapstick and fun-house ghoulishness that, at their best, recall early Tim Burton.