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: 21% 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.

Bruce Kirkland
Toronto Sun

The sequel is about as far from the original source as you can get while still using the title, The Woman in Black. It is just as far away from being interesting.

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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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Andrew Dowler
NOW Toronto

Much of the horror boils down to heavily underscored jump scares that are neither particularly frightening nor, like the movie as a whole, memorable.

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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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Scott Weinberg

Not as strong as the first outing, but it still works as a classy and refined example of how to revisit the "vintage" horror vibe.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

When things go bump, director Tom Harper duly makes us jump on cue, but the patchy script ensures the scares don't have quite the same impact as before.

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% 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
Dann Michalski
Incredibly drab and monotonous, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death falls flat, hardly delivering any scares. When a group of children are sent to the Eel… 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
Jeffrey Meyers
A sequel made for no apparent reason nor with any zeal, Woman in Black 2 is a film the feels helplessly pointless, devoid of scares, story, and any hint of… More