Friday the 13th Part 2
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)

Two months after the events of the original Friday the 13th, Alice (Adrienne King), the lone survivor or Mrs. Vorhees' killing spree, meets a grisly end in her city apartment. Five years later, a new group of co-eds converges near Camp… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: May 1, 1981
DVD Release Date: May 23, 2006
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Goldman
IGN Movies

Yes, it's a cheesy slasher film, but you know that going in, and this is a well-done example of the genre.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The new camp counselors are interchangeable with the old ones. Different faces, same basic people.

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

cannot be defended intellectually, yet, the film's very simplicity and directness gives it a kind of folkloric power, albeit power that works only if you give yourself over to it

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...ultimately right in line with its passable yet far-from-memorable predecessor.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Not as good as the original, but still pretty fun, it serves up more of the same and continued to be fresh enough before its many other sequels got too silly.

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Steve Biodrowski

Even crude techniques, when properly employed, can be effective, in a lowest-common-denominator kind of way.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Basically only for completists looking to see Jason take center stage for the first time. [Blu-ray]

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Perhaps the least interesting of all the Friday the 13th films, since it tries to be a "sequel" to the first film, referencing themes and storylines.

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Jeremiah Kipp
Slant Magazine

Friday the 13th Part 2 never aspires to be termite art.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
After a long recap of the first movie and impressive long takes in a tense opening scene, this equally brainless sequel just follows the formula of its… More
Josh Lewis
It's practically the exact same movie as the first one (including the obvious fake ending once again). It just feels repetitive after a while and the fact… More
Dead Angel
There were some jumping moments in it (well the music was effective I must say). But I don't recommend anyone to watch this. You'll find yourself… More
Tim Salmons
Compared to the first, Friday the 13th Part 2 is a much more well-made film and it almost seems like a remake in some ways. It also has some distinguishable… More
Jason Calvin
This was the first, in what turned out to be several, Friday the 13th sequels. The original idea was to attach the Friday the 13th moniker to a Horror movie… More
Drew Smith
Better than the first one, for what it's worth. Amy Steel is an excellent final girl - great here, great in April Fool's Day, it's confounding… More