• Released
  • September 13, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 45 min
  • Horror
  • 5,713 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

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The Dissolve

By Keith Phipps
Though Wan is stepping away from horror, at least for now, to direct the next The Fast And The Furious sequel, the latest Insidious entry...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The sequel's not bad; it's not slovenly. Some of the jolts are effectively staged and filmed, and Wan is getting better and better at...
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63

Chicago Sun-Times

It offers a good dose of non-gory scares, tells a story of supernatural time travel that recalls elements of “Inception,” and pays homage...
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60

The Telegraph

By Robbie Collin
The scares are mostly very scary indeed, and that means the film does its job.
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60

The Guardian

Wan remains a crafty enough director to draw your eye warily across the frame. You shouldn't feel so daft for flinching this time.
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57

Film.com

By William Goss
Backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that actually work.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Continuing directly from where 2010’s "Insidious" left off, Insidious: Chapter 2 follows the further misfortunes of the Lambert family with...
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50

RogerEbert.com

By Simon Abrams
A puzzle movie with too many unnecessary pieces and not enough essential ones, but it's superior to its predecessor in a few basic ways.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It is now weighed down by a second half that's equal parts incoherent, tedious, and repetitive.
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25

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Insidious: Chapter 2 appears to be the sum of the unusable parts from James Wan's recent haunted house feature "The Conjuring."
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By clevelandwilson
Better than the conjuring...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense sequences of terror and violence, and thematic elements.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under Horror sequel brings more of the same creepy scares.
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