Boxoffice Magazine

By Amy Nicholson
Adam Green's inventively gruesome slasher is the widest unrated release in 25 years.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Hatchet II earns bragging rights with buckets of giddily over-the-top blood 'n' guts in sequences that are as gratuitous as they are amusingly ridiculous.
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The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
Swift and amusingly brainless, Hatchet II more than delivers on splatter expectations.
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By Joe Leydon
Outrageously over-the-top gore doubtless will scare off all but the heartiest genre aficionados.
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Los Angeles Times

By Michael Ordona
You don't go to this film for Sorkinesque repartee; you go for the world's longest chainsaw, or equal-opportunity genital mutilations, or very, very long bludgeonings. And here they are, in buckets.
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Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
It's a functional sequel, but with all that spirited slicing and dicing, the director could have at least broken a sweat.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
You want gore, you get gore. Hatchet II plays less like a slasher movie than like the highlight reel from a slasher movie.
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Village Voice

This time out, Green is not as self-aware, devoting a solid hour of his film's 90-minute running time to pre-mayhem character development so witless and dull that Hatchet II might as well be "Friday the 13th, Part 14."
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Every boogeyman and slasher cliché this movie borrows was better somewhere else. Although it probably wasn't grosser.
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Say a prayer that there's no "Hatchet III" in the future.
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49 out of 100
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