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V/H/S/2 Reviews

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Jamie S. Rich
July 11, 2013
V/H/S/2 is about as dull as watching someone else play a first-person shooter video game, only more gross.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emily Estep
We Got This Covered
January 22, 2013
The four "tapes" in S-VHS provide a diverse series of horror short films, but their potential is squandered by the film's overall, disappointing plot, which is a weak-attempted framing device.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
June 7, 2013
If three of the stories had been decent, I probably could have let it slide, and indeed about halfway through the film, I was surprised to find myself enjoying it. Then the second half hits and the film slides into mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Stefan Pape
October 16, 2013
If you're a fan of the original V/H/S production, this is bound to compel you, however if you left the last feeling somewhat disgruntled and underwhelmed, don't expect enough of an increase in quality to sway you this time around.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
August 28, 2013
This entry is even more inconsistent than the original, also suffering from oft-incomprehensible coverage and another dull wrap-around story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sam Adams
Time Out
July 10, 2013
None of the chapters use the unifying formal conceit to any real advantage; only one, directed by Timo Tjahjanto and The Raid: Redemption's Gareth Huw Evans, is worth a rental.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
July 10, 2013
There isn't a scare to be found ...
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
July 11, 2013
"V/H/S/2" may be hit-and-miss, but it's what midnight movies were made for.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dann Gire
Chicago Daily Herald
July 25, 2013
This sequel includes five storylines, each one vying for the most ridiculous excuse for people to be recording on a video camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
January 10, 2014
One hit, one acceptable miss, one miss, and one dead-on-arrival mistake. Still a better percentage than the first movie, or most found-footage horror as a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Sara Stewart
New York Post
July 11, 2013
Found footage is all well and good, but if it's unwatchable, it might as well have stayed lost.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Andy Webster
New York Times
July 11, 2013
Erratic perspectives and high-strung camera movements predominate, ricocheting from one gory tableau to another.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Justin Lowe
Hollywood Reporter
December 31, 2013
Less is not necessarily more in this slimmed-down collection.
Harvey S. Karten
May 17, 2013
A derivative horror film with dizzying camerawork and virtually no plot or character development.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve
July 11, 2013
Where V/H/S feels deliberately homemade, V/H/S/2 boasts a slickness that's distracting and counterproductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
July 10, 2013
A diabolically psychotic, sub-mental and completely unwatchable disaster ...
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Steven Boone
July 11, 2013
The horror movie equivalent of a wimp who relies on steroids to lend him a fearsome appearance while his eyes still tell the truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
July 26, 2013
None of the pieces is terribly original in concept, the performances are mostly as shaky as the camerawork, and the connecting thread is stretched pretty thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Simon Bland
The Skinny
October 10, 2013
The final product is a lo-fi, handheld hellraiser with a varying success rate but with more ballsy gusto than most mainstream horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 17, 2013
An amusing and crowd pleasing selection of found footage from a group of up and coming genre directors with one deeply disturbing stand out section from Gareth Evans and Timo Tjahjanto.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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