Sinister 2 Reviews

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August 27, 2015
Not half as terrifying as Norwegian black metal, but still one of the better found footage-gimmicked sequels in recent memory.
August 26, 2015
There comes a point when you have to say no to these horror sequels. There's no skill or idea visible anywhere, just the sound of money being sucked from your pockets.
August 25, 2015
Ransone's tone-deaf performance helps validate this knuckleheaded story's portrait of cinema as a potential gateway to pain and suffering.
August 23, 2015
"I don't want to watch any more," declares terrorised youth Dylan. We know exactly how he feels.
August 22, 2015
Although Sinister 2 continues the story begun in Scott Derrickson's creepily effective Sinister, it feels more like an unnecessary retread than an organic extension of the original.
August 21, 2015
Like Roger Corman's The Pit and the Pendulum, Sinister 2 cheerfully tries to make sense of where sadism springs from.
August 21, 2015
Creepy kids and sick jokes make for meager scares, but Ransone is likable as the film's beleaguered hero.
August 21, 2015
It's possible to find some appeal here, but the overstuffed Sinister 2 has simply too much cheapness on its plate.
August 21, 2015
This sequel, as rough as it is, might be more worthwhile than its 2012 original.
August 21, 2015
Nothing in Sinister 2 comes across as believably scary.
August 20, 2015
Nothing about "Sinister 2" comes close to the feel-bad ode to literally and figuratively dark interiors that distinguished the title-earning original.
August 20, 2015
The sequel to the nastily effective horror movie Sinister, Sinister 2 loses two of the main assets from the first film: Ethan Hawke and the element of surprise.
August 20, 2015
Despite Mr. Ransone's goofy charm, "Sinister 2" can't claim the same finesse, substituting pedestrian plotting and a more graphic gore for the original's restraint.
August 20, 2015
It is odd to report that the film is at its best when it is most like a Nicholas Sparks adaptation.
August 20, 2015
While nothing about Sinister 2 is especially memorable, it's reasonably entertaining with sufficiently lowered expectations.
August 20, 2015
A Peeping Tom story rushed through as quiet-quiet-LOUD popcorn-spiller, with replacement players gabbling footnotes to the original legend, and a shoddily edited hide-and-seek finale.
August 20, 2015
Not a moment of Sinister 2 is convincing or frightening, mostly due to the uber-stilted child acting and the flat, overlit visual palette, which pales in comparison to what Derrickson and cinematographer Chris Norr achieved on the shadow-laden first film.
August 20, 2015
"Sinister 2" is so close to being a good movie that everything bad about it seems ten times worse.
August 19, 2015
The whole thing has a rather goofy feel to it.
August 19, 2015
Baghuul ... looks like the lead singer in a Norwegian forest metal band.
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