Metascore
21

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 19
  2. Negative: 15 out of 19
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  1. A lazy, hasty effort that offers little beyond a few jack-in-the-box startles and a high body count, including Hewitt's bouncing about in a shirt half-unbuttoned over a bikini top.
  2. 30
    The less you demand of this bloody, by-the-numbers sequel, the more you'll enjoy it.
  3. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    30
    It lacks humor. Unlike "Scream", this film is more of a horror-drama, with everybody taking themselves way too seriously.
  4. 30
    There's gore aplenty here, but precious little suspense or terror.
  5. More in the dumb and dumber tradition of "Halloween" and "Friday the 13th" sequels.
  6. Reviewed by: David Kehr
    25
    Ain't exactly the Bahama Mama of all horror pics. [13 November 1998, p. 56]
  7. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    25
    Suspense takes a vacation in sequel. [13 November 1998, p. 6E]
  8. 25
    Assembles the building blocks of idiot-proof slasher movies: Stings, Snicker-Snacks, false alarms and point-of-view baits-and-switches.
  9. 25
    If there's a blessing, it's that the sequel isn't appreciably worse than the original - but that's slim praise considering how bad the first one was.
  10. It's standard slasher fare but has its moments.
  11. The best that can be said about this film is that it's watchable, and that's not the way it could or should be.
  12. 20
    This 1998 sequel seems almost deliberately designed to disappoint--our enjoyment is supposed to lie in making fun of the obvious red herrings, contrived opportunities to show cleavage, melodramatic dialogue, gullible characters, and inevitable to-be-continued ending.
  13. It's noisy, it's flashy, and it's deadly dull -- without the goofball, horror-nerd energy of Kevin Williamson, who wrote the first film, this essentially storyless picture, written by Trey Callaway and directed by Danny Gan-non, revolves doggedly around Hewitt's tits.
  14. An empty, farcical blood bath that's virtually shock-free except for one preposterous plot twist.
  15. 0
    You want REAL terror? If this second outing proves profitable, we'll be looking at Yet Again I Recall the Summer Before the Summer Before Last. Now that's scary.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
  1. Jul 19, 2014
    6
    I wasn't the biggest fan of the original, but I did find it at least somewhat entertaining, not that I'd want to revisit it, however theI wasn't the biggest fan of the original, but I did find it at least somewhat entertaining, not that I'd want to revisit it, however the sequel, well I'm not sure, sometimes when I look at it I think it's slightly worse, other times, I think it beats the original like nothing else, let me explain, the film's still full of the madcap entertaining but not entirely clear action scenes that were in the original, and the plot's a lot better, but it's premise and scare factor isn't there, when you look at the premise, it's someone trying to get more revenge for something that happened to them two summers ago, not to mention some of the attacks taking place off-screen, you get a very empty feeling, & what's with this whole whodunnit element that we get, we know who it is, it's Ben Willis, the one they run-over, threw in a river then severed his hand, yeah sure, Julie knows, but they give the audience a big who could it be approach, why, very entertaining but not entirely clear! Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2014
    5
    Not good as the first original movie. Had some intermittent suspense filled moments here and there. But this is not a great sequel. And theNot good as the first original movie. Had some intermittent suspense filled moments here and there. But this is not a great sequel. And the motive for the killings is not so well established. Full Review »
  3. Jan 5, 2014
    1
    The only good thing I can say about this movie, and the reason I'm giving it a one instead of a zero, is that the hurricane aspect of theThe only good thing I can say about this movie, and the reason I'm giving it a one instead of a zero, is that the hurricane aspect of the movie made for slightly more intense scenes, even though the script and acting was dismal. Full Review »