Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Spooky hauntings are once again the main course in this Paramount Pictures follow-up to Oren Peli's wildly successful supernatural thriller Paranormal Activity. Tod Williams directs from a script by Michael R. Perry.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score
58%
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User Score
49%



Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paranormal Activity 2 doesn't cover any new ground, but its premise is still scary -- and in some respects, it's a better film than the original.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Like Oren Peli, who created the first film, director Tod Williams keeps the dialogue So-Cal dumb and colorless, which must be part of the scare plan but makes both these movies hard to sit through.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

It's simultaneously a lot more expensive and a lot cheaper.

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Paranormal Activity 2 is surprisingly boring, not scary and lazily made. This is hands down one of the worst horror movies that I've ever seen.

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out New York

Less scary than a toaster.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Demons of mediocrity, be gone! Here we have a shrewd sequel a touch better than the original.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

It's the scariest movie in years.

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Dana Stevens
Slate

Even knowing what's likely to come -- the doors opening on their own, the skeptical characters scoffing at metaphysical explanations, the unheeded warnings from paranormally gifted guests -- doesn't make it any less nailbiting to watch.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

What's unusual about these movies is that we know those scares are coming, and the filmmakers' drawn-out approach makes them even more effective when they finally arrive.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

To put it simply, if you've seen the first film, then you've seen this film. There's nothing new offered here, so there's not much of a point in bothering with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A superior and scarier sequel - prequel actually - that serves best as an example of what the first film should have been but wasn't, given that, contrary… More
KJ Proulx
"Paranormal Activity 2" is one of the creepiest films in recent years. When it was finished I was afraid to walk into my house, because the events… More
Nikhil Nandu
The second movie, with better camera, budget, and story moves away from its primal roots while still managing to deliver scares greater than the first.
Wahida K
I would recommend this. I dont think this Piece should be compared with "The Blair Witch Project."
Edward Boxler
Longer and more complex, but not as scary as the first film, relying too much on the same tricks that just aren't as effective this time around.
Nicki Marie
So slow I initially thought it was crap, but ending creeped me out so much I have had to reconsider my initial impression!

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