Terminator 2: Judgment Day - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
November 12, 2012
Set the standard for modern Hollywood's F/X-driven mega-productions and cemented James Cameron's dystopian vision as modern science-fiction's saga par excellence.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Brian Orndorf
July 5, 2011
With all the time-travel and cyborg collision going on, Cameron does a fine job believing in his logic. Even if the math doesn't always add up, it's easy to be swept up by this audacious movie.
Full Review | Original Score: A
David Gurney
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Tons of action, violence, and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 4, 2010
Terminator 2 is a state-of-the-art action movie, all right: It gets you thinking that the most reasonable thing might just have been to blow everyone away.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 16, 2009
It's just not as good a film as The Terminator, despite soundly surpassing it in a few areas.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 25, 2009
Pulls out the stops, setting the gold standard for expensive, explosive summer blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 22, 2009
Cameron directs with a huge amount of style and personality, effortlessly jumping from the $6.4 million original to the $88 million sequel.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 21, 2009
...one of the most indelible examples of the contemporary action film...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 18, 2009
A humongous, visionary parable that intermittently enthralls and ultimately disappoints. T2 is half of a terrific movie -- the wrong half.
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David Ansen
May 18, 2009
For all its state-of-the-art pyrotechnics and breathtaking thrills, this bruisingly exciting movie never loses sight of its humanity. That's its point, and its pride.
Kevin McCarthy
BDK Reviews
August 2, 2008
The special effects from this 1991 classic action flick still hold up in today's world. T2 is a timeless classic that will live on forever.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5

May 8, 2008
This remains one of the greatest and most adored action movies of the 90s.
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Variety Staff
May 8, 2008
Arnold Schwarzenegger is more comfortable and assured here than the first time around, reprising a role so perfectly suited to the voice and physique that have established him as a larger-than-life film persona.
Rob Gonsalves
September 23, 2007
A fireworks grand finale that never stops.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 30, 2007
...a milestone in the evolution of action films and their now-omnipresent computer-generated imagery.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10

TV Guide
March 1, 2007
Terminator 2: Judgment Day is an enjoyable, often exhilarating piece of filmmaking, with a wry sense of humor to boot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
As a fancy mechanism fueled by the pleasure of watching legions of people and equipment being summarily destroyed, this is pretty hot stuff.
David Medsker
February 10, 2007
It's big and clever, and one could argue that even Skynet would appreciate its technical skill.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Structured as a simple chase, the story sags midway, but the first hour and last 30 minutes display an enjoyably relentless bravura.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 27, 2003
Oh, it's well made. It's also overproduced and overlong and the ultimate in the effects-driven movie syndrome.
| Original Score: 3/5
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