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Terminator 2: Judgment Day Reviews

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July 29, 2013
These are very special special effects, but that's about all the film is, special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 29, 2013
Shamefully sadistic, achingly dull and totally predictable, it rehashes the far superior 1984 original.
July 29, 2013
The picture is full of spectacular action sequences and dazzling special effects, but the narrative doesn't have the snap of the original's: it's lumbering and monotonous, and it carries a heavy-handed anti-nuke message.
May 18, 2009
A humongous, visionary parable that intermittently enthralls and ultimately disappoints. T2 is half of a terrific movie -- the wrong half.
July 29, 2013
The best efforts of highly trained talents are not enough to save the picture from its own deep-rooted foolishness.
April 26, 2018
This time Mr. Heavy Metal is on the side of the good guys. Naturally, he isn't quite as much fun.
December 7, 2017
Terminator 2 is not only a bigger work than the original, it also cares more about the characters and their development, something that in the 1984 version was solved in a somewhat schematic way. [Full review in Spanish]
July 7, 2016
Linda Hamilton gets so little due respect over the years for how much of the film's midsection rides on her.
June 3, 2018
With Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Cameron has bested his own earlier effort with a sequel that takes the original themes, the darkly high-tech style and the cutting wit of his 1984 sci-fi hit The Terminator and pumps the energy up to kinetic overload.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 3, 2018
The main point to take away from this: Terminator 2: Judgment Day is (a) still great and (b) retroactively depressing because these characters all seem to be in a better situation than we are right now.
August 12, 2014
Cameron`s superb action direction and stunning visual effects -- plus Schwarzenegger`s ultimately endearing (yes, endearing) performance -- will blast every other summer film to kingdom come.
January 1, 2011
Tons of action, violence, and special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Nobody, I think, will complain that it doesn't have enough action.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 3, 1991
Few films have matched it within the science fiction genre for sheer white-knuckle exhilaration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 3, 1991
This is that rare sequel that enhances the franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 21, 2017
Twenty-six years after its release on Independence Day weekend in 1991, it's difficult not to watch Terminator 2: Judgement Day through a scrim of irony.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 29, 2013
Linda Hamilton turns in another terrific performance as the fiercely committed heroine who puts a necessary human face on Cameron's high-decibel mayhem and pyrotechnical bravura.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
June 30, 2015
It proves that crackingly fast entertainment doesn't have to be mindless, and it manages to do so, with an endearingly cheeky sense of humour.
January 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
August 31, 2017
Even though this movie was made nearly 30 years ago, almost nothing about it feels dated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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