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9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 536 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 536
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  1. EricJ
    Jan 1, 2008
    4
    Terminator 2 is a nice action movie, but movies don't come more overrated.
  2. Dec 14, 2014
    6
    Terminator 2: Judgement Day does its best to keep this familiar scenario fresh. There are some surprises, fun bits of action, interesting relationships between characters especially between John and the T100. and the effects on the villain are great. With all that said though this is still a nonstop action movie that is remarkably similar to the first. The film overdoes it in the action,Terminator 2: Judgement Day does its best to keep this familiar scenario fresh. There are some surprises, fun bits of action, interesting relationships between characters especially between John and the T100. and the effects on the villain are great. With all that said though this is still a nonstop action movie that is remarkably similar to the first. The film overdoes it in the action, recycles some plot elements, and isn’t as paced as well as its predecessor. The film gets a pass though as it doesn’t suck. With a film having the exact same premise and in some cases being strikingly similar to the last Terminator film it would’ve been so easy for this to feel like a lazy rehash especially with the overblown action but it handled it well. Had the film really delved deeper into the characters and its idea of controlling fate this could’ve been a pretty good movie and maybe even surprised the first. As it is its ok. I’m glad I saw that but the excessive non-stop action and at times too familiar story prevented me from getting as invested in this film as the first one. Expand
  3. Dec 8, 2011
    6
    While the acting is pretty terrible and plot could have been better, The good use of special effects and the solid action through out make up for it. I enjoyed it.
Metascore
68

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. A great movie... A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.
  2. 67
    What is notable, though, is the amount of compassion invested in the film by Cameron and co-screenwriter William Wisher. There's a fairly well-drawn moral message in T2 that was more or less absent in the first film.
  3. 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.