Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Terminator 2 imagines things you wouldn't even be likely to dream and gets these visions onto the screen with a seamlessness that's mind-boggling. [3 July 1991, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
  2. A great movie... A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.
  3. 100
    More elaborate than the original, but just as shrewdly put together, it cleverly combines the most successful elements of its predecessor with a number of new twists (would you believe a kinder, gentler Terminator?) to produce on e hell of a wild ride, a Twilight of the Gods that takes no prisoners and leaves audiences desperate for mercy. [3 July 1991, Calendar, p.F-1]
  4. 88
    The key element in any action picture, I think, is a good villain. Terminator 2 has one, along with an intriguing hero and fierce heroine, and a young boy who is played by Furlong with guts and energy.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 399 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 70 out of 72
  2. Negative: 1 out of 72
  1. Apr 28, 2011
    This is a prime example of a grade-A action film, it's got drama, family values, action moments with meaning which aren't just random "spur of the moment" scenes added for filler, each scene has a reason and direction with where they're going with the film as a whole. The soundtrack, my god the soundtrack, the instrumentals are completely memorable, and i bet the intense intro song will be pounding in your head days after you've finished watching it. It's one of the most memorable and highly underrated, from the looks of the critic scores on here, action movies of all time. Full Review »
  2. Sep 18, 2011
    "Terminator 2: Judgement Day" is a rare blockbuster that overly exceeds its prequel with mind blowing action, unforgettable scenes, and deep character relationship / development. It is a simple masterpiece. Full Review »
  3. JS
    Dec 9, 2009
    How can someone say this is overrated? There's no room for improvement. It was short and sweet, well thought out, epic, logical, engrossing. It had soft spots, action, tons of character development, just too many great scenes to mention. Terminator 2 is satisfying, like a good meal that you never get tired of eating. Full Review »