Scream 2 Reviews

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May 6, 2019
Running the gamut from horror parody to the inclusion of high art and stage tragedy, Scream 2 like a great piece of literary fiction.
July 2, 2018
A sharp collection of observations strung across two hours of bloodshed, intricate motives, pointed cultural references and nearly flawless examples of well-modulated tension.
September 1, 2015
Old-hand Craven delivers a delectably gruesome, well-crafted horror yarn that is crisply edited, inventively photographed and devilishly cast.
May 20, 2011
Its self-awareness has a brashness that can be enlivening.
April 8, 2011
The first 10 minutes attain a deranged brilliance (especially considering Charlie Kaufman wouldn't introduce his own brand of narrative invention for another two years).
April 4, 2011
...a perfunctory (yet consistently watchable) sequel...
March 30, 2011
Bloody good fun.
March 24, 2011
The rest of the cast of disposable archetypes deadpanned about why ''sequels suck'' -- a particularly funny joke, since this one didn't.
March 18, 2011
A bland limp sequel that fails to follow the act of the charismatic first film...
December 15, 2010
Slightly milder sequel to the post-modern slasher.
July 26, 2009
There's a lot more going on here than in Scream... So why isn't it a slam dunk? Because of the writing, which is just lousy in any number of ways.
October 15, 2008
The weakest entry in the trilogy, but it's still smarter than the majority of horror films that get released each year.
July 28, 2008
Visceral, witty and appropriately redundant...
September 23, 2007
Clever parody of the sequel trend; once again we are treated to a movie mocking its own conventions. Some great comic -- and terrifying -- moments, but suffers for not being as original as the original.
September 23, 2007
If you liked Scream there's no reason you shouldn't like this sequel.
September 23, 2007
This disappointing sequel to last year's horror sleeper gets trapped in the clichs it's trying to send up.
August 18, 2007
Scream 2 is as clever and nerve-wracking as the original; on its own self-referential, crowd-pleasing terms, it's a success.
June 24, 2006
The film itself is stuck in a cycle of repetition, with slight variations.
December 6, 2005
Scream 2 isn't nearly as fresh, suspenseful or witty as it's inaugural bloodfest.
April 9, 2005
The secret to both Scream and Scream 2's success is that neither film condescends to its audience - instead the audience is let in on the joke.
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