75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
An unusually atmospheric outing. Splatter fans may be disappointed, because Nakata isn't interested in a body count.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Watts is wonderful, and the story's forsaken-child theme still has plenty of horrific power.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While nearly every shock comes at predictable moments, there is genuine ingenuity behind many, and the movie is surprisingly fresh for one made by a guy on his third go-round with the same material.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
You have to admire Nakata's skill at letting the dead run free while hinting that we may have more to fear from the living. With a braver step in that direction, this middling movie would ring more than box-office bells.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Watts has proven herself a Lady of the Rings, but twice is enough. No burning need for a trilogy.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Somewhat sluggish but reasonably scary.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
An uneven story undermines this horror franchise, despite high-quality performances by Naomi Watts and David Dorfman.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The scariest thing in the not-scary-enough The Ring Two is the notion that even smart, attractive adults - yikes, even mothers - just never learn, either.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Perfunctory, thrill- free sequel.
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Scares up few chills.
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44 out of 100
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