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The Ring Two Reviews

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 9, 2005
A few good gotcha moments and one solid thrill isn't enough save this movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 9, 2005
...there's virtually no reason for the movie to even exist.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nev Pierce
April 9, 2005
Watts is a terrific actress, but there's little she can do to cover the cavernous gaps in logic in Ehren Kruger's script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
April 9, 2005
A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum.
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
April 9, 2005
Hideo Nakata directed the Japanese version of the "Ringu" series and one would expect that he'd know how to do a decent horror film..for some reason he didn't do it this time.
| Original Score: 1/5
James Verniere
Boston Herald
April 9, 2005
Like most bad sequels, it is a patchwork quilt of themes and images from other, better movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
April 9, 2005
This tired followup manages to recycle all that was obnoxious about the first movie while abandoning the one legitimately frightening element of the original: the tape.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Matthew Turner
April 9, 2005
Naomi Watts is excellent, giving a more complex performance than the film really deserves and portraying Rachel as a mixture of anger, toughness and vulnerability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
April 8, 2005
Even if you buy the basic premise of a ghost on videotape, the tortuous logic demanded to create a sequel doesn't hold up to reasonable scrutiny
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
April 8, 2005
Drastic character changes dilute what was a dense and terrifying story.
Full Review| Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
April 6, 2005
Less is often more but in the case of "The Ring Two," the lazily-titled sequel to the popular -- and enormously successful -- "The Ring," more is less (more or less).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 6, 2005
This isn't a slasher horror film at all; it gets deep into the characters' heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
April 3, 2005
Saddled with a dreary pacing and the need to fulfill its sequel-itis tendencies, this particular Ring is tainted jewelry in search of its missing sparkle
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
April 1, 2005
From what I could tell, Samara would be a much more interesting child to hang with than Aidan, who has the engaging personality of a cardboard box.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Juergens
Bloody Disgusting
March 31, 2005
An assortment of scenes from the original reshot with the sprinklers turned on, held together by the thinnest of plots.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
March 31, 2005
There are no rules: sometimes you can jump inside the TV and other times it's just being moody. And sometimes strange computer-generated deer show up and trash your car.
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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
March 30, 2005
In "The Ring 2," bathtubs overflow, ceilings drip, walls weep, wells vomit, characters nearly drown, yet ironically, the movie suffers from the lows of a creative drought.
| Original Score: C-
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
March 29, 2005
Ring Two goes far enough into dementia that (if you can stick with it that long), you may wish it would suck it up and go the full mile.
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Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
March 26, 2005
... it's best to give up on the plot because it's horse manure (and not even pure horse manure). Sometimes the well just runs dry.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
March 26, 2005
Du gros, gros recyclage.
| Original Score: C+
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