The Conjuring 2 Reviews

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October 10, 2016
What's entertaining here is that they leave the usual Amityville surroundings for a damp and mouldy council semi in Enfield, London, in 1977, where the Hodgson family is being plagued by a poltergeist.
June 20, 2016
Wan's expert deployment of genre jolts is no less in evidence this time around, but as he takes his time - perhaps even a bit too much of it - interweaving the Warrens' story with that of the Hodgsons... he crafts a deep dive into dread.
June 20, 2016
[Wan's] framing of the scares is artfully managed, and it is the accomplished Wolfe, rather than any monster, who takes true possession of the tale.
June 19, 2016
Great. So now, along with being spooked by claps, dolls and nuns, I'm tisantaphobic too. Thanks for everything, James Wan.
June 17, 2016
James Wan is a modern master at making horror movies with the momentum of fairground ghost train rides.
June 16, 2016
You'll jump a few times in this film - it's impossible not to, given the deafening digital stabs of sound - but this just rehashes a clutch of cliches, including a borrowing from The Babadook.
June 16, 2016
Wan's film runs for an absurdly overextended two and a quarter hours, and an entire hour and five minutes have passed before the Warrens actually set foot on English soil.
June 10, 2016
You always get the sense that the Hodgsons are being targeted by something that is truly out of their control, and that's the biggest scare of all.
June 10, 2016
There are only so many times a slamming door will get an audience to jump.
June 10, 2016
A supernatural winner bound to make some noise at the box office and worthy of loud applause.
June 10, 2016
Like its predecessor, it's exceedingly well crafted, relentlessly terrifying and boasts characters you actually root for.
June 10, 2016
Much longer, more elaborate, more dramatic, and more packed with chilling moments and hair-raising visuals than one could anticipate, even from Wan.
June 9, 2016
The horror sequel is a tough thing to pull off in general, and The Conjuring 2 is most certainly one of the better efforts... But, for better or worse, the first movie was just too good and The Conjuring 2 can't hold a candle to its predecessor.
Top Critic
June 9, 2016
Wan can't resist throwing in everything from a demonic nun to an evil kinetoscope to a shape-shifting dog. But when building suspense, more means less.
June 9, 2016
The Conjuring 2 proves that, with a sufficient investment of time and energy, sequels don't have to be unsatisfying cash-grabs.
June 9, 2016
"The Conjuring 2" does everything you want a sequel to do. It's as well made as the original, but the location and the story are different enough that it's not just the same thing all over again.
June 9, 2016
Another virtuosic exercise in mobile camerawork and moldering production design, tethered to a story that handles its characters and their working-class milieu with an unexpectedly grounded, sensitive touch.
June 9, 2016
Another year, another mix of "The Amityville Horror" and "The Exorcist." Solid acting and an emotional back story set this one slightly apart.
June 9, 2016
A mostly satisfying follow-up that brings back the excellent Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga as Ed and Lorraine Warren, the real-life paranormal experts most famous for investigating "The Amityville Horror'' house.
June 9, 2016
[Wan's] His latest exorcism story is more supernatural thriller than outright horror, but directed with real flair.
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