Scream 2 Synopsis
A masked killer pursues a student (Neve Campbell) and her friends.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This funny, gory stab-athon is as sophisticated about the mechanics of Part 2s as the original was savvy about horror flicks.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Though Craven satirizes horror cliches, he also knows how to cut through them and do new things. Throughout, the action comes unexpectedly...
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Paradoxically, there's a lot less gore. There is blood, of course, but nothing excessive by slasher-movie standards, and there are no...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Only a few sequels have been as good as the originals; the characters especially like "Aliens'' and "The Godfather, Part II.'' As for...
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
I'm not sure that I really want to see "Scream 3,'" but Craven, Williamson, and the screamers certainly bring this one off by not only...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Ultimately, the viewing experience is like watching a snake swallow its own tail -- that once-menacing serpent is now a clown act, all yuks...
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
It's not as good as the original - which was fresher, funnier and scarier - but if it were, then by the criteria of the film's resident...
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50

Film Threat

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Isn't nearly as fresh, suspenseful or witty as it's inaugural bloodfest, but it does offer enough blood and breasts to keep Craven and...
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
There are multiple murders and two gory scenes, but if you love getting scared, then you'll enjoy this thrill ride.
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40

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
This disappointing sequel to last year's horror sleeper gets trapped in the clichés it's trying to send up.
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By gladiator 12
AN awseme sequel but not as good as Scream...

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Rated R
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Slightly milder sequel to the post-modern slasher.
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