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Psycho II Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Dustin Putman
September 23, 2013
[Blu-ray Review] A psychologically scary and handsomely mounted thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Vaux
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
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 10, 2011
A surprisingly decent sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's landmark slasher...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide
October 20, 2008
This sequel to Alfred Hitchcock's classic is surprisingly good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
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.
Cole Smithey
April 17, 2008
| Original Score: 3/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Scary and fun, it's as worthy a sequel as one might reasonably expect.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 9, 2005
Not a bad sequel at all.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
May 6, 2005
The weakest of the series. Still has its fair share of scares.
| Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
March 25, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
David Cornelius
December 4, 2004
[It's] a sequel that supports its predecessor instead of diminishes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
A pretty classy sequel that only becomes silly at the end.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
January 16, 2003
Surprisingly good sequel some 25 years on, though it's nothing like the original
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
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
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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