Metascore
19

Overwhelming dislike - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 13
  2. Negative: 12 out of 13
  1. Most of this is silly, dim-witted stuff, but a few of the shocks carry some of the crude power of Jack Arnold's low-budget horror films of the 50s.
  2. 38
    The only thing that distinguishes Species 2 is how awful it is.
  3. "Species" at least had the benefit of Henstridge's glazed porn-doll perversity, but this time any glimmers of sexual ominousness are buried in a lame, desultory chase plot and in the woefully underimagined special effects.
  4. 30
    Though there's some trashy fun to be had in the film's first half, this cynical sequel -- devolves into space junk even faster than the unfortunate Ross.
  5. 30
    Though it never really taps into the whole JFK-as-alien-sex-fiend plot as a source of satire, Species 2 is still the superior piece of trash its predecessor should have been.
  6. What ensues is a Halloween-style blood bath accompanied by graphic sex scenes.
  7. A feeble excuse for a movie.
  8. Reviewed by: Andrew Collins
    20
    Though Species II is far from serious and aimed squarely at the hairy-palmed, it really didn't need to be quite this rotten.
  9. 20
    Shoddily plotted and unimaginative, Species II is a slapdash effort at best, creepily unaffecting and minus the T&A this sort of film so desperately hinges on.
  10. The best advice to give anyone who wants to see Species II--other than "don't go!"--is "don't eat!"
  11. In the spring a monster's fancy lethally turns to thoughts of lust. This thought, reduced to a level contemptuous of taste and reasonable intelligence, underlies Species II.
  12. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    20
    An unsavory and unsatisfying blend of dumb plotting, leering lasciviousness and full-bore gore, pic should warp-speed to video shelves.
  13. Brain-melting, head-spinning rank toxicity that shows no evidence of intelligence as we know it.
User Score
4.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. May 30, 2012
    0
    Oh my goodness, this is one of the most stupid movies EVER.................. Full Review »
  2. Apr 24, 2011
    4
    Species 2 may have some cool scenes throughout this movie, but overall it was flawed and dull. It had bad acting, and a predictable, awful ending. C-= 42 (4.2/10 rounds to 4/10) Full Review »