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Psycho II Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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
Michael Szymanski
International Press Academy
September 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 4, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
September 26, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 1/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
November 15, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
June 14, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
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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.

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.
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Cole Smithey
April 17, 2008
| 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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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.
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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.
Jeremiah Kipp
January 27, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
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