The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death
The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015)

When a group of orphaned children are forced to move from their home in London, caretakers Eve (Phoebe Fox) and Jean (Helen McCrory) bring everyone to the desolate and eerie British countryside. 40 years after Arthur Kipps (played by Daniel… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 22% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death is atmospheric and visually sharp, but it's short on tension and scares.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

Director Tom Harper conveys this theme through dark, moldy-looking mise-en-scene and the uniformly sullen performances he elicits from the cast; you're more likely to find this depressing than scary.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's a dour, drab, dark movie, enlivened by some moderately effective chills in the first half but ultimately undone by its downbeat aimlessness.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Director Tom Harper frames the occasional lovely creepy shot, but the grayness is so enveloping it turns many night scenes and interiors into smoky blurs; the promising wartime themes similarly lose focus.

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Jesse Hassenger
AV Club

Redundancy is about all it offers, despite an entirely new set of characters and a story set 40 years after the early 20th-century original.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

It's mostly deadly dull, and when it does liven up a tad, the haunted house tale offers only wan shock tactics.

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Stefan Pape

Falls short thanks to its contrived banality, too concerned with matching the exploits of the preceding endeavour than being unique and inventive in its own right.

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Kyle Anderson
Entertainment Weekly

The Woman may be back for another fright, but Angel of Death doesn't haunt like it should.

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Jordan Hoffman
New York Daily News

The 1940s setting gives the film's first half some unearned gravity, but by the end the jump-scares and rote plot frightens away the good will.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Composed out of almost nothing but half-measures and recycled ideas, and the result is worse than terrible: it's astoundingly mediocre and plodding.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An unsuspenseful, bore of a movie. I only jumped when I was rudely awoken.
Christopher Haskell
"The Woman In Black 2: Angel Of Death" lives and dies by jump scares. Void of any real horror innovations or standout performances, the tension is… More
Jason Cenzano
Fast appearing ghosts and loud bang. Repeat that between a pretty weak story and you have Woman in Black 2. After the first being such a surprise, the follow-up… More