• Released
  • March 12, 1999
  • Teen Movie
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Does what good horror movies do: It taps into the baser emotions.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Emily Bergl plays the misfit heroine -- pale Goth grrrl Rachel Lang -- with a nicely sulky empathy, equal parts hurt and hope.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's not a cheap rip-off -- it's a credible sequel to a horror classic, and a sad reminder that some things never change.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Carrie is back and she's all the rage.
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USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
The original was a Midol moment, this is a Prozac exercise. [12 March 1999, Life, p.8E]
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The original "Carrie'' worked because it was a skillful teenage drama grafted onto a horror ending. Also, of course, because De Palma and his star, Sissy Spacek, made the story convincing. The Rage: Carrie 2 is more like a shadow.
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By James Berardinelli
I have never been a fan of the original Carrie, but, despite the different slant offered by The Rage, there's not enough new material here for me to like the sequel any better.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Ray Conlogue
It's possible to insult even a teenager's intelligence.
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
The sequel is about nothing more profound than an awkward teenager's desire for a really cute boyfriend. [12 March 1999, Friday, p.N]
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San Francisco Examiner

By Walter Addiego
Maybe there's a real use for Carrie 2 after all. Stand it up against the original, and you have a pretty good lesson in what's happened to the movies in the last couple of decades.
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42 out of 100
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