Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 1991
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"The Terminator 2" is movie-making on a massive scale, packed dense with spectacular touches that are too many to describe - escape scenes, helicopter stunts and huge explosions.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Terminator 2 does work viscerally, however, and with this kind of movie, that's really what counts. No problemo.

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Justin Clark
Slant Magazine

Linda Hamilton gets so little due respect over the years for how much of the film's midsection rides on her.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Best of all, though, the level of tension in the film is palpable because we can`t figure out how Arnold is going to terminate the Terminator.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

The pathos of the film is the pathos of its leading character -- it is a magnificent machine, but a machine it remains.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An explosive sequel.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

More elaborate than the original, but just as shrewdly put together, it cleverly combines the most successful elements of its predecessor with a number of new twists to produce one hell of a wild ride.

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Lynden Barber
Sydney Morning Herald

It proves that crackingly fast entertainment doesn't have to be mindless, and it manages to do so, with an endearingly cheeky sense of humour.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even if it may feel a bit overlong, this fantastic sequel is perhaps even more thrilling than the first film, this time investing more in the action and… More
Eugene Bernabe
James Cameron's sci-fi action sequel is brilliant and well-crafted. T2: Judgment Day displays violence, drama and heart throughout, not to mention the… More
Tony Gandía
One of the most intelligent, imaginative and riveting sci-fi, action flicks to hit the screens ever, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a classic without… More
xGary Xx
Along with Aliens, James Cameron has been responsible for two of the most inventive sequels around. This follow up to his own sci-fi classic The Terminator sees… More
KJ Proulx
"T2: Judgement Day" is the sequel that nobody in their right minds should have expected to be this entertaining. James Cameron takes every great… More
Melvin White
The Terminator: I swear I will not kill anyone. "This time there are two." Terminator 2: Judgement Day is every bit the classic the first… More