Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"The Terminator 2" is movie-making on a massive scale, packed dense with spectacular touches that are too many to describe - escape scenes, helicopter stunts and huge explosions.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Terminator 2 does work viscerally, however, and with this kind of movie, that's really what counts. No problemo.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An explosive sequel.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Best of all, though, the level of tension in the film is palpable because we can`t figure out how Arnold is going to terminate the Terminator.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

The pathos of the film is the pathos of its leading character -- it is a magnificent machine, but a machine it remains.

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Lynden Barber
Sydney Morning Herald

It proves that crackingly fast entertainment doesn't have to be mindless, and it manages to do so, with an endearingly cheeky sense of humour.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

More elaborate than the original, but just as shrewdly put together, it cleverly combines the most successful elements of its predecessor with a number of new twists to produce one hell of a wild ride.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Cameron`s superb action direction and stunning visual effects -- plus Schwarzenegger`s ultimately endearing (yes, endearing) performance -- will blast every other summer film to kingdom come.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
"T2: Judgement Day" is the sequel that nobody in their right minds should have expected to be this entertaining. James Cameron takes every great… More
Melvin White
The Terminator: I swear I will not kill anyone. "This time there are two." Terminator 2: Judgement Day is every bit the classic the first… More
Eugene Bernabe
James Cameron's sci-fi action sequel is brilliant and well-crafted. T2: Judgment Day displays violence, drama and heart throughout, not to mention the… More
Carlos Magalh„es
Not as brilliant as the first film and this time investing more in action and first-rate special effects, with a bigger budget to create an epic feel to it -… More
xGary Xx
Along with Aliens, James Cameron has been responsible for two of the most inventive sequels around. This follow up to his own sci-fi classic The Terminator sees… More
Mike S
Hasta la vista baby! If there's one thing that can be said about creative genius James Cameron, it's that he's one of exceptionally few directors… More