63

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
P2 doesn't crash and burn, but its finale is more generic than what the effective first hour leads us to hope for.
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58

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Sean Axmaker
The minor pleasures of P2 lie in the simple effectiveness of the sleekly unshowy direction and the clean, unadorned script, which pares away extraneous distractions like motivation and complicated back stories to get on with the mechanics of tension and the obligatory jumps and startles (which stand in for genuine scares).
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
In the sadism-for-thrills sweepstakes, P2 is no "Saw," but it will get young women to clutch their dates for a week or so in theaters before fading to DVD shelves.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Standard-issue slasher pic.
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
No two ways about it: The screenplay is derivative. But the location adds a little novelty to the standard-issue running and screaming.
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40

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Ultimately, though, and despite an enormously creepy turn from Bentley (American Beauty), the story has nowhere else to go but into the standard (albeit judiciously-used) stalk-and-slash territory.
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

A pointless thriller.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
This is one of those thrillers where the person on-screen is often the only person in the theater who can't guess what'll happen next. Lots of laughable moments provide camp value, though, and Bentley ("American Beauty") makes for a charismatic creep.
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25

Chicago Tribune

The lighting is appropriately dim, the music is reasonably clever, and they get in a few nice scares in the beginning. But as the movie wears on and Angela’s desperation grows, any glimmer of fun seeps away. And we’re left watching the same old grim game of cat and mouse.
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0

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Amid the dumbness and disgust for paying customers, the movie does manage to cough up something I didn't expect: a performance so terrible you can't quite believe it's happening: Bentley's.
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37 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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