Ju-on: The Grudge 2 (Ju-on 2)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 57%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If you are new to horror that places atmosphere and psychological intensity over gore, Ju-On is a good place to start."
‑ Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press
"Shimizu is obviously impatient with dull exposition and wants us to get straight to the good scary stuff."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"... a film that, perhaps better than any other ever made, conveys the disturbing sense of the uncanny -- of fear that goes beyond reason or explanation ..."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, ESplatter
"With just a little bit of editing and some disorienting sound effects, Japanese director Takashi Shimizu can create more tension and jolts than most filmmakers can with oceans of blood."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Kansas City Star
"There is nearly enough atmosphere and general creepiness to make you forget that the film doesn't really add up to anything."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
"It's creepy, all right. It's just that how it goes about creeping you out is sometimes just plain cheesy."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Ju-on has the ability to shoot chills up, down and, well, sideways across a viewer's spine."
‑ Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Ye olde cursed-house-cuz-child-and-mom-were-killed Japanese midnight flick."
‑ Jason Gorber, Film Scouts
"There are too many characters and few of them are portrayed in a way that would allow audience to really care about their fate."
‑ Dragan Antulov, Draxblog Movie Reviews
"Those who are patient will find that this one is a creepier, more effective movie than its American clone."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"It's much harder on you than mere fright: It's... creepy."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"Even if you have no idea what the devil is going on in Ju-on, it holds up as a finely crafted little freakout movie."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"its device of a film-within-a-film, far from being some clever-clever postmodern contrivance, adds another layer of disorientation to Shimizu's carefully constructed hall of mirrors."
‑ Anton Bitel, musicOMH.com
"Ju-On features more matted black hair than you'd find in the locker room shower drain of an Italian soccer team -- but that's not necessarily a bad thing."
‑ Brian Juergens, Freeze Dried Movies
"What this version has that the remake lacks: a few more intriguing subplots and some Kabuki-like visual flourishes."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
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