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The Ring Two Reviews

April 9, 2005
It is like an exercise in cinema mechanics: Images, music, photography and mood conspire to create a sense of danger, even though at any given moment we cannot possibly explain the rules under which that danger might manifest itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2005
A perplexing compound of the silly and the glum.
April 9, 2005
May not be a masterpiece, but it has its share of thoughtful little angles.
March 24, 2005
Too many loose ends.
March 22, 2005
The let's-travel-through-the-TV-screen sequence was better in Fat Albert.
March 21, 2005
I thought the original had a nice evil chill to it, but this is an unnecessary second chapter that dumbs down all the main characters and is curiously lacking in quality scares.
March 18, 2005
This is a campy scream-a-thon in which you can alternate between freaking and cackling.
March 18, 2005
Appears to have been written on a large piece of blank paper by chickens with their feet dipped in ink.
March 18, 2005
As in the first movie, there's a lot to the plot that doesn't make sense if analyzed closely, and, as in the first, the end is particularly implausible. But overall, the second Ring is more entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2005
Tell yourself that it's not a horror movie but a farce -- at times a rousingly ridiculous one -- and you'll save yourself a world of disappointment.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 18, 2005
While the look and vibe are as polished and unsettling in their blue-white, washed-out way as the first Ring, it's more of a procedural without much real fright.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
Perfunctory, thrill- free sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 18, 2005
A dull, plodding horror movie that ventures into the realm of idiocy when it isn't busy remaking the first film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 18, 2005
The original was a hit in both Japanese and Hollywood incarnations. But the cold-blooded chills of the Japanese movie have now been so watered down as to be simply cold and bloodless.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2005
A movie which will confuse newcomers and disappoint old fans.
March 18, 2005
Borrowing liberally from the Exorcist and Omen movies, and with little regard for credibility, The Ring Two has a familiar ring to it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
An uneven story undermines this horror franchise, despite high-quality performances by Naomi Watts and David Dorfman.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
Terrifyingly dull.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 18, 2005
The movie is as side-splitting as it is creepy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 18, 2005
Despite a pedigreed cast and crew, Ring Two might as well be Blair Witch 2.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 18, 2005
Kruger's script is a typical collection of sprawling, audience-tested shock scenes strung together with a few chunks of exposition for logical coherence.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2005
Almost delivers.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 18, 2005
After seeing The Ring Two, you wonder if 90 minutes of skin-tingling, dream-style imagery wouldn't be preferable to the narrative here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 18, 2005
Familiarity with the material evidently didn't account for much: Nakata's slice of horror proves only intermittently effective.
Read More | Original Score: C
March 18, 2005
[Nakata] spends too long reviving nightmares and location shots from The Ring, forgetting that hell must be as fresh as it is rancid.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 18, 2005
The Ring Two, which, despite being made by Hideo Nakata, who directed the original Japanese movie, is almost worse [than The Ring].
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 17, 2005
The new movie's special effects offer scant compensation for its negligible plot, dreary pace and slim characterization.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
March 17, 2005
Watts gets credit for bringing some soul to a movie that puts more emphasis on hair than heart.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2005
Despite Mr. Nakata's track record and the radiant presence of its star, Naomi Watts, The Ring Two is a dud.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
March 17, 2005
In the first Ring, you watched a videotape and seven days later, you were dead. In the second Ring, you watch a movie and seven minutes later, you're asleep.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 17, 2005
The Ring Two is subtler and slower-moving than the brand of horror to which we are accustomed, but it is nightmarish, in the true sense of the word.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 17, 2005
Doesn't make a lot of sense, but Watts reaches down into a well of her own resolve and somehow makes it work.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2005
Ehren Kruger's script for The Ring Two not only veers from Ringu 2 but strains credulity at every turn.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 17, 2005
The Ring Two dilutes the dread that the first installment generated and introduces even greater concentrations of plot absurdity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2005
Might have something interesting to say about cultural ambivalence by and toward the maternal impulse if only it had a spark of originality or verve.
March 17, 2005
While nearly every shock comes at predictable moments, there is genuine ingenuity behind many, and the movie is surprisingly fresh for one made by a guy on his third go-round with the same material.
March 17, 2005
Overall, it's a film project that follows logically from sequel-itis and box-office greed. And it never rises much above them.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 17, 2005
The Ring Two is one of those rare Hollywood sequels -- a second chapter that holds it own against the ultra successful first.
Read More | Original Score: B-
March 16, 2005
A half-intriguing, half-tedious follow-up to DreamWorks' 2002 creepy sleepersleeper.
March 16, 2005
A bottomless well of murky wetness out of which no woman emerges unpunished.
Full Review | Original Score: C