Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 37
  2. Negative: 9 out of 37
  1. 38
    As far as I'm concerned, it's official: Hollywood has lost the art of how to make horror films.
  2. Goes wrong in less than two minutes, which may be a world record for sequels to decent movies.
  3. Despite Mr. Nakata's track record and the radiant presence of its star, Naomi Watts, The Ring Two is a dud.
  4. Illustrates the law of returning diminishments.
  5. 25
    Terrifyingly dull movie.
  6. Perfunctory, thrill- free sequel.
  7. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    For a horror movie to work, it has to be ABOUT something.
  8. 20
    It's only at film's end that you realize the whole soggy, overlong mess isn't going to go anywhere.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 62
  2. Negative: 21 out of 62
  1. GlynnH.
    Aug 23, 2005
    Not as perfect as the first, but miles beyond anything else out there. I think that some of the things that don't make sense are because we have still yet to find out a bunch of stuff that will come in the form of the 3rd movie being a prequel. Because we still need to know why Samara is the way she is, that is not answered in this movie. Full Review »
  2. GavinC
    Jul 28, 2009
    Not as good as the original, but it's just as artistic.
  3. IlzeS.
    Sep 10, 2005
    The first part was better. Much scarier than this. This movie was good to look at. Naomi Watts was good. Anyway I like it.