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.

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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Brian Gibson
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

Mostly jolt-horror. Racks up scores of scare-miles by simply skimming here and there, rather than really rattling skeletons in history's closet or plunging head-first into chilly psychological depths.

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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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Mark R. Leeper
Mark Leeper's Reviews

This is a ghost story that is short on both ghost and story.

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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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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Has a smattering of effective moments and a creepy cinematographic look to it, but the sequel's redundancy to its predecessor and pulseless feints at tapping into human emotion leech the suspense out of the picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% 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