• Released
  • October 21, 2010
  • (Opens Thursday night, 11:59pm 10/21, or 12:00am 10/22)
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Horror
Paranormal Activity 2: The IMAX Experience Synopsis
Paranormal Activity 2 has been digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with IMAX DMR® technology.

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Critic Ratings


Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Even when nothing is happening, the often dead-silent shots tend to grow scarier the more you look at them.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Demons of mediocrity, be gone! Here we have a shrewd sequel a touch better than the original.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Rarely is the second film in a horror franchise more frightening than the original, but Paranormal Activity 2 has more innocent victims and...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
If you're looking for wicked fun this Halloween, Paranormal Activity 2 is the best goosebump game in town.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
And again things go bump and eventually yarrrragghhh in the night.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Without giving anything away, much of the excruciatingly teased-out tension here echoes the first movie without upping the ante.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The principle suspense is wondering when the suspense is going to start, as you scan the darkly-lit screen looking for any hint of imminent...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
Anyone who has seen the original knows exactly where things are heading, with the result that the proceedings seem far more manipulative...
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By James Berardinelli
The clumsy and obvious byproduct of the financial success of its predecessor last Halloween, this movie has no reason for existing except...
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By Stephanie Zacharek
Paranormal Activity 2 sinks much lower than it needs to in order to get a rush out of us - and in the end, the rush isn't even that great....
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Scary SH_T!!!

By cub4chub
Just as good as the first!! Awesome they added the baby, the teen, and the dog!! Awesome!!! Everyone needs to shut the EFF UP during the movie and u will enjoy it. I suggest watching this when it's...

Let Yourself Be Scared

By nicolenguyen89
This movie is very much like hte first movie. Literally. The same suspense scenes are used and most movie explains what we didn't understand in the last. You must let yourself be scared. Don't come...

Scary as S**T

By manda_panda
If you saw the first one, you know how much you wanted the night-time to come, because it was basically when all the scary parts would happen. Paranormal Activity 2 felt like there were way more...

what a disappointing Movie.

By andy106
I can't believe that this is the same director as the first one! I really liked the first Paranormal Activity, one thing that I really liked about is was the shocking scenes but also that you always...

paranormal activity 2

By stevenjoe
This was the most boring uneventfull movie I have ever seen. If you really want to see it. Don't waste your whole evening just show up for the last 20 minutes and even that was bad....

Five Word Review

By oc5awcupant
headache inducing imax scares abound...

i just cant bilieve it

By Alireza
i am in a sever state of shock right now after watching this piece of crap in iMax !!!, i am so amazed how a director even dares to make such a crap!!! im not saying "i am not a scarer" i love The...

The things that go bump in the night are real

By mdrobins
So all the things from your childhood until right now are real. You will remember every time you tried to tell them "there is a monster under my bed." and go home scared. This movie was great. It is...

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By biffthedog89
Way better than part one...


By Interborough
It was good. I expected more, the first one was better. I guess the deleted scenes will be on DVD. IMAX is simply the finest motion picture system available!...

More Info

Rated R | For brief violent material and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Psychological horror sequel just as spooky as the original.
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