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Scream 2

Horror . Mystery

Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a theatre while watching the new film 'Stab', Sidney knows deep down that history is repeating itself.

Actors: David Arquette , Neve Campbell , Courteney Cox , Sarah Michelle Gellar , Jamie Kennedy , Laurie Metcalf , Elise Neal , Jerry O'Connell , Timothy Olyphant , Jada Pinkett Smith , Omar Epps , Paulette Patterson , Rasila Schroeder
Directors: Wes Craven
Country: USA
Release: 1997-12-12
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  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

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

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Andrew O'Hehir

    Inevitably a little patchier and less startlingly original than its predecessor -- S2 is an ingenious, often hilarious, movie that does nothing to diminish the well-deserved cult reputation of its director. Full Review
  • David Rooney

    Visceral, witty and appropriately redundant, the sequel has a winning commercial recipe that's certain to cook up excellent returns in all areas.

    Variety Full Review
  • 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 Scream 2, it's ... well, it's about as good as the original.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Mick LaSalle

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

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • 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 depictions of spilled entrails. Craven has remembered that scares are more important that graphic displays of human insides and bodily fluids.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Elvis Mitchell

    Even if you haven't spent as much obsessive time at the video store as these guys have, you might enjoy helping 'Scream 2' laugh all the way to the bank.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Richard Harrington

    Early on, Randy suggests of sequels that "by definition they are inferior." That may be, but Scream 2 is more disappointing than it is inferior. Like its predecessor, it's both frightening and funny, just not as singularly classy.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Stephen Hunter

    [Craven's] stroke of genius is to offer the horror movie in an ironic mode. He's winking at viewers and inviting them to share a clever conspiracy that we on the cholesterol-clogged side of 30 cannot begin to understand.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    It's one of the better sequels to come out in years, and although it doesn't pack the emotional wallop of the first film, it's still head and shoulders (and punctured eyeballs) above most of what's out there.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • 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 movie scholar, it wouldn't be a genuine sequel.

    San Francisco Examiner Full Review
  • 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 slapping all their cards on the table, but insisting we admire the way they play them.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • 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 and no venom.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Keith Phipps

    When the suspense setpieces do come, many of them are staged with considerably less imagination—with cheap jolts underscored by an intrusive score—than would be expected from director Wes Craven.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Andy Klein

    Handily in a league with its good a follow-up as one can imagine, given the built-in difficulties of sequels.

    Dallas Observer Full Review
  • Sarah Wade Hutman

    For all its parodic elements, this clever 'whodunit' leaves us squirming and wincing at each slash of the killer. Prepare for a surprise and beware the person enjoying the film right next to you.

    Newsweek Full Review
  • Lisa Alspector

    The precredits sequence is exciting--it's the only part of the movie that even begins to use the idea of the vulnerability of a horror-movie audience reflexively. The rest of the story is a straightforward narrative that's threatening only to the ingenues in the cast.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • David Sterritt

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

    Christian Science Monitor Full Review
  • Tom Meek

    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 Williamson in business for a few more arterial sprays.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Kevin Thomas

    Contrivance and a horrendous body count combine to yield a morbid effect for discriminating filmgoers, despite a comic tone. Still, there's enough ingenuity and scariness to please plenty of fans of the first film.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    This disappointing sequel to last year's horror sleeper gets trapped in the clichés it's trying to send up.

    TV Guide Full Review
  • Manohla Dargis

    The less ticklish bad joke of Scream 2 is that self-referentiality has its limits.

    L.A. Weekly Full Review
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