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P2 is full of gore, but low on suspense, featuring a cat-and-mouse plot has been done many times before.



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Angela, a corporate climber, gets stuck working late on Christmas Eve and finds herself the target of an unhinged security guard. With no help in sight, the woman must overcome physical and psychological challenges to survive.


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Critic Reviews for P2

All Critics (69) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (46)

  • P2 doesn't have the grisly intensity of Aja's other work, in spite of a few moments of cartoonish gore.

    Nov 17, 2007 | Rating: C

    Scott Tobias

    AV Club
    Top Critic
  • Bentley plays the role of funny, cagey psychopath quite well, and the film packs more laughs than frights. What woman wouldn't be interested after his homicidal message of love?

    Nov 15, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…

    Drew Toal

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • P2 feels like a vehicle lost in an after-hours parking facility, constantly backing up, shifting gears and generally speeding around in circles in a vain attempt to get somewhere.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 1/4
  • P2 may be bad enough to become some other type of classic than the holiday kind.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • There's some ghoulish humor in P2, and a couple of scares, but it's little more than the umpteenth variation of the woman-locked-in-a-house plot.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • [A] miscast, misdirected botch of a can't-miss plot.

    Nov 9, 2007 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for P2

  • Jun 03, 2016
    Most assuredly not a failure of a film, but there is absolutely nothing about P2 to make it stand out or separate it from the mounds of other garbage the horror genre has been heaping out in the 21st century.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 13, 2013
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2013
    I'd bang Thomas... It's not like we have not seen films following the same formula, but P2 is quite a clever low budget film. Angela began a cat and mouse chase after being trapped down inside the parking lot by the crazy security guard. Although there are some problems with the setting, it works out with the nice acting.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 25, 2012
    "I'll have a blue Christmas without you." P2 is a terrifying thriller that's intense and frightening. The story follows a businesswoman who's working late on Christmas Eve and ends up getting trapped in a parking garage by a deranged security guard who's obsessed with her. Wes Bentley and Rachel Nichols lead the cast and give strong performances that are engaging. The plot is especially well-crafted, and is able to maintain a high level of intensity and suspense throughout the entire film. However, there are some weaknesses; as it gets a bit cliched and formulaic at times. Dark and foreboding, P2 is a chilling film that delivers plenty of scares.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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