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  • Summary: The story picks up six months after the horrifying events that terrorized Rachel Keller (Watts) and her son Aidan (Dorfman) in Seattle. To escape her haunting memories, Rachel takes Aidan and moves to the small coastal community of Astoria, Oregon, to start fresh. However, Rachel's resolve quickly turns to dread when evidence at a local crime scene-including an unmarked videotape-seems eerily familiar. Rachel realizes that the vengeful Samara is back and more determined than ever to continue her relentless cycle of terror and death. (DreamWorks) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 37
  2. Negative: 9 out of 37
  1. Watts is wonderful, and the story's forsaken-child theme still has plenty of horrific power.
  2. 63
    You have to admire Nakata's skill at letting the dead run free while hinting that we may have more to fear from the living. With a braver step in that direction, this middling movie would ring more than box-office bells.
  3. Reviewed by: Kim Newman
    Delivers a decent puzzle and enough jumps to keep you enjoyably jittery.
  4. 50
    One-scene guest star Sissy Spacek packs enough genuine madness into her brief screen time to make the surrounding film feel like so much listless play-acting.
  5. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    This poorly conceived sequel to Gore Verbinski's "The Ring" ditches that film's scariest conceit.
  6. 20
    It's only at film's end that you realize the whole soggy, overlong mess isn't going to go anywhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 62
  2. Negative: 21 out of 62
  1. Oct 4, 2011
    Naomi Watts is great and the movie is incredibly scary.
  2. Jul 1, 2012
    Mediocre sequel which takes the originality of the first movie and ruin it with a tired concept which has been done over and over. The actors to their best but part of me still cant help dislike the kid. Expand
  3. Sep 3, 2011
    Naomi Watts acted really well throughout the film, but that's about all that is good about it. The film has plot holes everywhere, and after a while, everything becomes a bore. A huge disappointment, especially compared to the original "The Ring", and the Japanese "Ringu". Expand
  4. Apr 11, 2013
    The Ring Two does have an entertaining opening sequences, but then it because a boring, scare-free and completely dumb sequel with bad CG and a lack of creepy imagery that was used in the first film. Expand

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