Scream 2 Reviews

March 18, 2011
A bland limp sequel that fails to follow the act of the charismatic first film...
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.
September 23, 2007
This disappointing sequel to last year's horror sleeper gets trapped in the clichs it's trying to send up.
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.
Top Critic
July 12, 2002
January 1, 2000
Generally it disappoints.
January 1, 2000
It's not as good as the original.
January 1, 2000
Williamson and Craven do a good job spoofing the first film, but they continue to drive some of the same points home over and over again.
January 1, 2000
Scream 2 wishes it were as cool as the original.
January 1, 2000
Wes Craven's Scream successfully combined humour and our love of being scared.
January 1, 2000
Too serious to be funny and too light-hearted to be scary. Some of the characters in it talk about how sequels are inferior products, and the movie they're in doesn't prove them wrong.
January 1, 2000
Falls down exactly where Scream succeeded so brilliantly, getting itself hopelessly tangled up in exactly the clichs at which it purports to be poking fun.
January 1, 2000
It managed to take what started out as an interesting franchise and ruin it.