• Released
  • October 21, 2010
  • (Opens Thursday night, 11:59pm 10/21, or 12:00am 10/22)
  • R , 1 hr 31 min
  • Horror
    Suspense/Thriller
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IMAX
83

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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75

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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75

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 more scares than its predecessor.
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63

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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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
And again things go bump and eventually yarrrragghhh in the night.
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60

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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50

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 horror.
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50

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 than unnerving.
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50

ReelViews

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 to provide Paramount Pictures with a few extra shekels.
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20

Movieline

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. The movie puts us through the paces with minimal payoff.
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53 out of 100
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