[Rec] 2

2010

[Rec] 2

Critics Consensus

It lacks the surprising jolt of the first installment, but [REC] 2 almost maintains the original's chilling momentum -- and proves not all horror sequels were made equal.

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The highly anticipated sequel to one of the scariest films of all time, "[REC] 2" picks up 15 minutes from where we left off, taking us back into the quarantined apartment building where a terrifying virus has run rampant, turning the occupants into mindlessly violent, raging beasts. A heavily armed SWAT team and a mysterious government official are sent in to assess and attempt to neutralize the situation. What they find inside lies beyond the scope of medical science -- a demonic nightmare of biblical proportions more terrifying than they could have possibly imagined. Above all it must be contained, before it escapes to wreak havoc on the unsuspecting world outside.

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Critic Reviews for [Rec] 2

All Critics (72) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (49) | Rotten (23)

  • [Rec] 2 picks the best elements from the hectic original and puts together an even better film.

    October 24, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An explosion of information removes much of the raw terror from the premise.

    March 14, 2019 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • There are fewer frightening moments [than the original], but the ones that do come are all the more frightening from the build-up of tension.

    May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
  • REC 2 is adequately claustrophobic and frightening and freaky, but the formula wears thin after a while-especially once they defang the first movie's mystery by explaining it. But if you're a sucker for utter panic, it'll do.

    January 11, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Where the first [REC] was a jump-and-scare flick that put you in the victim's point of view, [REC]2 takes things a little further.

    September 10, 2013 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Carr

    7M Pictures
    Top Critic
  • Not as fresh or frightfully exciting as the first film, but certainly scary, occasionally inventive and almost always enjoyable.

    January 29, 2012 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

    R.L. Shaffer

    IGN DVD
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  • Aug 28, 2015
    After the first made me paranoid for a few days I went into this expecting it to be just as disturbing but im afraid they have replaced most of the scares with very bloody action, There are still a few jumps to be had but nothing like the first, Plus it changes the story completely by changing the fact that they are now possessed by the devil and not infected by a virus, It did answer a few questions from the first but it did leave new questions unanswered also some plot holes didn't help the tone of the film and the last 20 minutes was good but it felt too silly and more like something out of a game but it had some good twists but the first was so much better.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 29, 2012
    Yes, this is what I am talking about. Religious horror is back. So it turns out that the virus is caused by demon possession (with the clues from the first film) It's not focused on the horror of not knowing what's going on but the idea of knowing that horror is everywhere. A new filming technique was used: Lens, the film followed the first film with more stupidity from the foolish mortals. The only character was not retarded was Dr. Owen, the rest are so moronic. Not that I don't appreciate the realistic portrayal of the situation but it just pisses me off. Lots of Spanish horror and Exorcism, not as good as the first one, but it has it's own special values.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 16, 2012
    This is the most outrageously scariest "found footage" of all time. Every second of it is very creepy, and the acting is very well done! Better than the first!
    Jacob P Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2012
    I hated the direction this movie went. In REC it was supposed to be an infection right? Like rabies? Then they go in a completely different direction off course and start with something about a demonic possession. I didn't like it at all. It wasn't even that scary and it had too many plot holes to take seriously. It was nothing like the original REC and I thought it was really stupid. Especially the whole thing with the priest and the little girl who was allegedly possessed. Really stupid plot. I thought they were going to tie up loose ends from the first film, but instead they created a bigger mess for the audience to figure out. REC didn't even need a sequel anyway.
    Japes . Super Reviewer

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