• 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
Paranormal Activity 2 Synopsis
Sequel to last fall's indie horror smash hit.
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Critic Ratings

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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....
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Ruined the Horror of the First One

By jparkerson2
The first Paranormal Activity terrified my girlfriend and I so much that we slept with the lights on for months (not exaggerating). We went to see this one, terrified, expecting similar horrors...

Waste of time and money

By Alle
For most of this movie, nothing happens. Really...nothing. You are basically watching someone's lame home movies and security camera footage. It seems endless.....waiting for SOMETHING, ANYTHING to...

Must Go See All Paranormal Fans!!!

By Neverlookback92
This one was better than the first! I'll admit I was a bit of a skeptic at first. But this one absolutely terrified me. I felt sick to my stomach from the fear. I was left with an adrenaline rush at...

This movie rocked!

By wartlahc
My, oh my, did I love this film! (Our whole group adored it.) It scared my boyfriend so bad that he had issues driving home that night! I liked this movie a lot. It was terrifying - way more...

I really preferred the first one

By Catmndu
This movie was way too "hollywood" in my opinion and didn't do anything differently or better than the first. None of the characters were remotely likeable. The explanation of how Katie and Michah...

Great Tie In

By suchasiam
SO, 1st OFF THE WAY THIS "SEQUEL" ACTUALLY INCOMPASSES THE TIME BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE 1ST MOVIE WAS REALLY QUITE BRILLIANT.2ND THE SCARE FACTOR WAS HERE, HOWEVER I FEEL THAT BECAUSE IT IS THE...

Great Movie

By stinkingbob
Paranormal Activity 2 is not a sequel, but rather a prequel to the original by the same name. In fact, cameo appearances by the first PA actors are strewn throughout this film. I would recommend...

Not worth even renting it.

By cyan71
I went and saw this after my son told me it was better then the first. I will be grounding him for the time I lost watching this movie. It was no better then the first, it was the. Very slow in the...

Terrifying!!! By far the best horror movie in YEARS!

By fiercevanity23
By far, Paranormal Activity 2 is the scariest movie I have ever seen. I am a huge fan of scary movies, and I dont get shook up much, but this got me. SO much better than the first one, and the plot...

scare factor

By Smurf_Dingess4747
This movie was made to make people poo in their pants.. The scare factor of the movie was mainly due to sounds portrayed by the "paranormal activity", if you watch the movie blindfolded you would...

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