Scream 2
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The rest of the cast of disposable archetypes deadpanned about why ''sequels suck'' -- a particularly funny joke, since this one didn't."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"The film itself is stuck in a cycle of repetition, with slight variations."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"Its self-awareness has a brashness that can be enlivening."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Bloody good fun."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"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."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Visceral, witty and appropriately redundant..."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"Wes Craven was born to direct this material. One of the most successful of horror filmmakers."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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)."
‑ Josh Larsen, LarsenOnFilm
"A bland limp sequel that fails to follow the act of the charismatic first film..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The weakest entry in the trilogy, but it's still smarter than the majority of horror films that get released each year."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"If you liked Scream there's no reason you shouldn't like this sequel."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Scream 2 is a clever and wittily manipulative copycat sequel to Scream."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"...a perfunctory (yet consistently watchable) sequel..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Slightly milder sequel to the post-modern slasher."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
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