Jaws 2
Jaws 2 (1978)

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 16, 1978
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

The surprise in Jaws 2 is that, given the givens, it came out as well as it did. For me, in terms of sheer visceral zapping, it's better than the first time around (or under).

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Steve Crum

Rather redundant, rather biting. What, fish again?! Still, not a bad sequel.

Clint Morris

Delivers [Nearly] as much as the first

Brian Costello
Common Sense Media

Unnecessary sequel has less plot, more peril and violence.

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Cole Smithey

Roy Scheider is the only redeeming quality of this sequel.

Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

The first of three crummy sequels unworthy of the original.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Nowhere near as good as the first, and lacks the traces of true stupidity that make the latter two fun bad movies.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A vastly underrated sequel with plenty of shocks and nail-biting tension. Not quite up to the original, but still loads of fun.

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

...Jaws 2 hits a qualitative ceiling due to the joint absence of Steven Spielberg and Academy Award-winning editor Verna Fields.

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Flixster Audience Score: 38% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Here's a job nobody could want: follow up the film so culturally resonant that it kept people from taking baths for a time. And didn't they kill the… More
Directors Cat
Worth you time.
Manu Gino
One good bite deserves another! Good Movie! It's basically like this: when the film takes place on land, it's sometimes slow-moving and not always… More
Mike S
You know what to expect. You know what it looks like and what it's capable of. So why then should you bother to watch this? Well, because altough falling… More
Joshua Wilburn
If a sequel of a classic Spielberg needs to exist I would rather have a Jaws 2 then an E.T. 2. With that said, this is a pretty solid sequel but is the cause… More
Michael Edwards
ive seen worse movies but this is literally one of the most boring movies ive ever seen. The shark is one sided, the characters are annoying, forgettable, and… More