P2

User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 56
  2. Negative: 32 out of 56
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  1. MichaelL.
    Nov 12, 2007
    4
    I'm so over torture porn. I assume when filmmakers can't create suspense, they resort to stomach-churning violence. Now that's creative! That'll scare the bejeepers out of 'em in Peoria. The really annoying thing about P2, besides Bentley's laughably bad performance, is the waste of an excellent premise. Is there anything more frightening than a deserted I'm so over torture porn. I assume when filmmakers can't create suspense, they resort to stomach-churning violence. Now that's creative! That'll scare the bejeepers out of 'em in Peoria. The really annoying thing about P2, besides Bentley's laughably bad performance, is the waste of an excellent premise. Is there anything more frightening than a deserted parking garage late at night? An intelligent, sophisticated game of cat-and-mouse (think "Wait Until Dark") would have been mezmerising. Instead, we have "I know what you did last Christmas Eve at the hostel on Wolf Creek". Unless you're the type that enjoys pulling the wings off of flies, skip it. Expand
  2. ChadS.
    Dec 2, 2007
    5
    "P2" is a superior genre picture, a sort of "Red Eye" in a parking garage(in one scene, Thomas(Wes Bentley) gets red eye, literally), that's informed by Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 1" when Angela(Rachel Nichols) goes all Uma on Thomas' psycho ass. Because of the times, "P2" resorts to the requisite gore to satisfy the core audience, which prevents this sometimes "P2" is a superior genre picture, a sort of "Red Eye" in a parking garage(in one scene, Thomas(Wes Bentley) gets red eye, literally), that's informed by Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill Vol. 1" when Angela(Rachel Nichols) goes all Uma on Thomas' psycho ass. Because of the times, "P2" resorts to the requisite gore to satisfy the core audience, which prevents this sometimes effective thriller from crossing over to a non-teen, non-bloodlust lovin' demographic. At its best, "P2" is a poor, poor, poor man's "Silence of the Lambs". It also makes a salient point about hierarchies in the workplace. Angela is willing to put up with sexual harassment from her boss, but not from a mere parking attendant. The leads, especially Wes "Anything Tobe Maguire Can Do, I Can Do Better" Bentley, do an exceptional job with their respective thankless roles, which should lead to better acting gigs in the future. Expand
  3. JayH.
    Apr 1, 2008
    5
    Not much new in this film, you have seen it all before in one shape or form. The acting is okay and it does have some suspenseful moments but overall it's bland. Wes Bentley tries and does well as the psychopath.
  4. Oct 31, 2013
    6
    Salvageable thriller flick but predictable. The acting was passable, and the actions of Rachel Nichols was at least sensible mostly. Bentley's performance was over-the-top and far too exaggerated to be frightening. With a limited cast, it was above-average. The ending was a bit unsatisfying though.
  5. Feb 22, 2013
    4
    Movies derived from naturally creepy places and situations should be the scariest movies of all-time. Unfortunately, most of the time they are way too predictable to even be entertaining and that was the case with P2. A woman gets trapped in her office parking garage, on a holiday weekend, and is being stalked. Sounds interesting, but it wasn't. This film has got to be one of the slowestMovies derived from naturally creepy places and situations should be the scariest movies of all-time. Unfortunately, most of the time they are way too predictable to even be entertaining and that was the case with P2. A woman gets trapped in her office parking garage, on a holiday weekend, and is being stalked. Sounds interesting, but it wasn't. This film has got to be one of the slowest moving "thrillers" I've ever seen. The acting was actually pretty good in this film, but everything that happens, you know it's coming sooner or later and there are no surprises what so ever. Like I said the acting was pretty good, so it's not a total piece of but it's slow, predictable, and just a really weak story. I usually love the "it could happen" type of films, but if P2 really did happen, no one would be surprised or really care all that much. Expand
Metascore
37

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    70
    If it weren't for two excessively violent deaths, P2 could be termed a refreshingly old-fashioned thriller, one dependent on hairbreadth escapes and the pluck of its heroine.
  2. Reviewed by: Jessica Reaves
    25
    The lighting is appropriately dim, the music is reasonably clever, and they get in a few nice scares in the beginning. But as the movie wears on and Angela’s desperation grows, any glimmer of fun seeps away. And we’re left watching the same old grim game of cat and mouse.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Mayo
    70
    If in the end P2 contains few surprises, it's still a nice piece of polished escapism.