The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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A few new elements and perspectives are quickly ground down by the repetitive structure, which we got sick of during the first Activity. Terror and chills deplete as this samey haunting gets stuck in it...[ END HERE ] slow-moving groove
There's a difference between slow burn and no burn, and sadly Paranormal Activity 2 belongs in the latter camp. It simply isn't engaging or scary. The promise in the premise is never fulfilled and the ending is weak and poorly judged. What a pity.
Just more of the same, with the cast aggressively trying to sell the "reality" of this found-footage picture, which only reinforces its obvious artificiality...flattens the initial burst of surprise into irksome retread.