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[Rec] 2 Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
September 10, 2013
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
R. L. Shaffer
January 29, 2012
Not as fresh or frightfully exciting as the first film, but certainly scary, occasionally inventive and almost always enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Eric Melin
September 9, 2011
The film gets a lot of mileage from its concept of seeing things only through the soldiers' helmet-mounted cameras, but the plot also develops in some surprising directions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike Edwards
What Culture
February 3, 2011
It doesn't quite maximise the potential of all of its ideas, but it nonetheless provides a horror experience that's up there with the best of recent years...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Perri Nemiroff
August 13, 2010
Not as good as its predecessor, but only a notch below making it an enjoyable and honorable sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 30, 2010
Rather than trying to up the ante laid down by its predecessor, it simply picks up where that film left off (at the precise moment it left off, in fact), and continues doing many of the things that movie did so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.4/10
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
July 23, 2010
Multiplying the video-cams only dilutes the effect. Better to stick with one perspective. And see [Rec] first.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 20, 2010
A mediocre third-generation copy of an idea that wasn't very new to begin with, and the addition of a supposedly rational explanation to the mix proves more hindrance than help.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
July 15, 2010
Fast and violent, with feral demon kids and a surplus of imaginative restatements of the genre's best-loved clichés.
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Amy Nicholson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 15, 2010
The quality has deteriorated like a dubbed VHS.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
Miss FlickChick
July 14, 2010
It's more of the same, with an Exorcist spin, which isn't inherently a bad thing.
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
July 14, 2010
Using the same frenetic pacing and POV shakycam style, [REC] 2 tries to go bigger -- but this time, the gimmicks can seem forced. Still, there's plenty to like...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
July 13, 2010
Bloodthirsty zombies come out to play to diminishing effect in this DIY-style Spanish horror sequel.
Andrew Wright
Parallax View
July 12, 2010
Approaches the rarified dream logic of the best otherworldly horror films. Call it meta or post-modern or whatever, but once this sucker hits nightvision mode, all bets are off.
Diva Velez
July 11, 2010
The original created so much international buzz, who could blame the filmmakers for going the well twice? I can. [REC] 2 is a straight-up money grab so terrible it threatens to ruin the memory of how good [REC] was.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
July 10, 2010
Offers a bevy of first-person scares and moments rife with tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mark H. Harris
July 9, 2010
It's still fun, but you feel more like you're watching a movie than taking part in one.
Full Review | Original Score: BIt's still fun, but you feel more like you're wat

July 9, 2010
Balagueró and Plaza really know what they're doing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 9, 2010
Frantic from the get-go, this new crop of zombie bait barrels through shadowy hallways and fends off waxen, emaciated attackers with such hysterical speed it's impossible to know -- or care -- whose face has just been chomped.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
July 9, 2010
You'd be advised to forget [REC] 2 even exists. Go watch the original if you've never seen it or even check out Quarantine. You'll be much better off.
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