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Psycho II Reviews

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July 31, 2017
Franklin's consummate handling of suspense, black humour and several paradigm-shifting twists mak[e] this a worthy sequel to the original, and a convincing evocation of the old master's ghost.
October 16, 2013
A person would have to be as crazy as Norman Bates to even think about helming a sequel to Psycho, but the shocking truth is that this intelligent follow-up in no way soils the memory of its classic predecessor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 23, 2013
[Blu-ray Review] A psychologically scary and handsomely mounted thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2013
You can chide Psycho II for its hubris, and the fact that it won't ever get within shouting distance of a classic. But for a quiet summer escape with an old motel owner we used to know... yeah, it could be a lot worse.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 10, 2011
A surprisingly decent sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's landmark slasher...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2008
This sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic is surprisingly good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2008
Director Richard Franklin deftly keeps the suspense and tension on high while dolling out dozens of shock-of-recognitions shots drawn from the audience's familiarity with Psycho.
October 20, 2008
Though far from a worthy successor to the original (but why make impossible demands?) the film clearly could have been much worse.
June 24, 2006
Scary and fun, it's as worthy a sequel as one might reasonably expect.
September 9, 2005
Not a bad sequel at all.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 6, 2005
The weakest of the series. Still has its fair share of scares.
| Original Score: 3/5
December 4, 2004
[It's] a sequel that supports its predecessor instead of diminishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2004
It is a craftsman-like piece of filmmaking with a suitably flaky performance by Perkins, but it isn't really a sequel to Psycho. It continues the story, but not the spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 30, 2004
That it's about as chilly a movie as ever delighted the mass market is beside the point, in view of its exuberantly macabre craftsmanship.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 24, 2003
There are one or two effective surprises, but this still feels like the kind of sequel which should have been left alone.
February 2, 2003
A pretty classy sequel that only becomes silly at the end.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 16, 2003
Surprisingly good sequel some 25 years on, though it's nothing like the original
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Surprisingly, even after waiting 20 years, they managed to turn out a smart, darkly-comic thriller with some imaginitive twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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