Paranormal Activity 2
Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

The terror continues as a young couple copes with a potentially evil spirit in their suburban home.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 22, 2010
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2011
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Paranormal Activity 2 doesn't cover any new ground, but its premise is still scary -- and in some respects, it's a better film than the original.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Like Oren Peli, who created the first film, director Tod Williams keeps the dialogue So-Cal dumb and colorless, which must be part of the scare plan but makes both these movies hard to sit through.

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Dana Stevens

Even knowing what's likely to come -- the doors opening on their own, the skeptical characters scoffing at metaphysical explanations, the unheeded warnings from paranormally gifted guests -- doesn't make it any less nailbiting to watch.

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Scott Weinberg

Earns some really nice chills, especially once we hit the big finale.

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Eric Kohn

...reaffirms familiar scare tactics...taps into a certain kind of eeriness implicit in the threat to suburban domesticity, which was precisely what made "Poltergeist" so frightening back in the day.

Andrew O'Hehir

It's simultaneously a lot more expensive and a lot cheaper.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

This demon is more like a lousy roommate, turning the lights on, leaving the cabinets open and making loud noises in the kitchen while everybody's trying to sleep.

Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out

Less scary than a toaster.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

Demons of mediocrity, be gone! Here we have a shrewd sequel a touch better than the original.

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Will Chadwick
We Got This Covered

Paranormal Activity 2 is surprisingly boring, not scary and lazily made. This is hands down one of the worst horror movies that I've ever seen.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A superior and scarier sequel (prequel actually) that serves best as an example of what the first movie should have been but wasn't, given that, contrary… More
KJ Proulx
"Paranormal Activity 2" is one of the creepiest films in recent years. When it was finished I was afraid to walk into my house, because the events… More
Nikhil Nandu
The second movie, with better camera, budget, and story moves away from its primal roots while still managing to deliver scares greater than the first.
Wahida K
I would recommend this. I dont think this Piece should be compared with "The Blair Witch Project."
Edward Boxler
Longer and more complex, but not as scary as the first film, relying too much on the same tricks that just aren't as effective this time around.
Nicki Marie
So slow I initially thought it was crap, but ending creeped me out so much I have had to reconsider my initial impression!