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: January 2, 2015
DVD Release Date: April 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 22% 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.

Bruce Kirkland
Toronto Sun

The sequel is about as far from the original source as you can get while still using the title, The Woman in Black. It is just as far away from being interesting.

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Odie Henderson

"The Woman in Black 2" might have served as an effective tribute to movies like "Curse of the Cat People." That is, if it hadn't completely squandered all this goodwill in its last third.

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Robert Kojder
Flickering Myth

Unfortunately, The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death has nothing in common with its predecessor as far as quality goes

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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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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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Stephen Schaefer
Boston Herald

Filmed in virtually non-stop darkness, this sequel lacks any tension-producing shivers or fright.

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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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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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Reagan Gavin Rasquinha
The Times of India

Overall, the movie doesn't rewrite the book of shock (despite the jump scares), but what you get is a fast-paced scare flick with an ending that could have been creepier.

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Flixster Audience Score: 24% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
An unsuspenseful, bore of a movie. I only jumped when I was rudely awoken.
Jesse Ortega
This is what you get when you keep building and building and building and building to something that you then don't pay off on. This isn't a bad… More
Dann Michalski
Incredibly drab and monotonous, The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death falls flat, hardly delivering any scares. When a group of children are sent to the Eel… More
Stephen Skudlarek
Not nearly as good as the first film, but not terrible either. This sequel captures the mood of the first movie pretty well, and has some solid scares, but… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A sequel made for no apparent reason nor with any zeal, Woman in Black 2 is a film the feels helplessly pointless, devoid of scares, story, and any hint of… More
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