The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death Reviews

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September 19, 2019
You might be startled once or twice while watching Angel of Death, but the thrills are cheap tricks.
May 31, 2019
Though well acted and shot, and set in an interesting period, the story itself seems slight and predictable - or even unbelievable.
April 4, 2019
The lazy, ineptness of the screenplay doesn't help matters, and writer Jon Croker seems keener on ticking every box in a notional 'How To Make A Horror Film' manual than creating enduring characters or a truly riveting storyline.
November 10, 2018
There is nothing daringly compelling or overtly curious about the titular character nor the Eel Marsh House that the Women In Black roams around in with so-called ghastly intimidation.
December 2, 2017
Unfortunately, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death has nothing in common with its predecessor as far as quality goes
November 28, 2017
Filmed in virtually non-stop darkness, this sequel lacks any tension-producing shivers or fright.
September 20, 2016
Angel of Death took that solid foundation and wasted it with unoriginal, lazy storytelling and a drab visual sensibility.
May 11, 2016
A seriously underwhelming sequel...
February 22, 2016
Offering nothing new in the way of shocks and suspense and relying on tired horror tropes, this is a tiresome slog rather than a chilling sequel. A disappointing follow-up to the far superior original.
January 7, 2016
Tom Harper does a truly admirable job of using atmosphere and the movie's creepy setting to give audiences a sense of unease, but moves away from the deadly force we were introduced to in 2012, which feels like a bit of a step backwards.
December 18, 2015
Much of the horror boils down to heavily underscored jump scares that are neither particularly frightening nor, like the movie as a whole, memorable.
August 2, 2015
When things go bump, director Tom Harper duly makes us jump on cue, but the patchy script ensures the scares don't have quite the same impact as before.
May 25, 2015
Mostly jolt-horror. Racks up scores of scare-miles by simply skimming here and there, rather than really rattling skeletons in history's closet or plunging head-first into chilly psychological depths.
May 20, 2015
This is a ghost story that is short on both ghost and story.
April 16, 2015
Has a smattering of effective moments and a creepy cinematographic look to it, but the sequel's redundancy to its predecessor and pulseless feints at tapping into human emotion leech the suspense out of the picture.
April 16, 2015
There's more to a good horror thriller than saying "boo" and killing children
January 22, 2015
Director Tom Harper frames the occasional lovely creepy shot, but the grayness is so enveloping it turns many night scenes and interiors into smoky blurs; the promising wartime themes similarly lose focus.
January 16, 2015
Falls short thanks to its contrived banality, too concerned with matching the exploits of the preceding endeavour than being unique and inventive in its own right.
January 15, 2015
Composed out of almost nothing but half-measures and recycled ideas, and the result is worse than terrible: it's astoundingly mediocre and plodding.
January 9, 2015
What's missing from The Woman in Black 2, and what it needs most and has least of all, is suspense.
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