Metascore
16

Overwhelming dislike - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 25
  2. Negative: 21 out of 25
  1. You're smarter than this, but occasionally it tricks you into thinking it might be up to something you haven't considered, like an above-average, extra-bloody episode of "Scooby Doo."
  2. 50
    Has slick production credits and performances that are quite adequate given the (narrow) opportunities of the genre.
  3. Has a dark, low-budget feel and an incongruous combination of self-consciously jokey patter and gross-out gore.
  4. Schlock, but amusing schlock.
  5. Although it's recycled from start to finish, there are some decent jokes laced throughout, plus enough gore to satisfy the most bloodthirsty tastes.
  6. 38
    You cease to care as they fall back on a catalogue of clichéd shocks, tired camera angles and an ever-mounting gore quotient.
  7. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    38
    Awful in ways that are just clever enough often enough to make it intermittently watchable.
  8. 30
    Preposterous plotting and interchangeable young actors.
  9. 20
    Simply a lousy film from start to finish.
  10. Predictable, gratuitous and just self-referential enough to believe itself hip and knowing.
  11. 20
    Wears its lack of originality in a crowded slasher marketplace like a red badge of desperation.
  12. 20
    Simply less campily moronic than its predecessor, a tired kill-by-numbers.
  13. Reviewed by: Gemma Files
    20
    Basically a dressed-up piece of drivel, a self-referential pseudo-thriller with pretensions to pretensions of classic Hollywood suspense.
  14. Reviewed by: David Chute
    20
    Has promising raw material to burn--and that's pretty much what's been done.
  15. 20
    Ottman doesn't have the firm grasp of tone necessary to make his deliberate ambiguities seem other than simple confusion, nor the sense of humor necessary to turn the deliberate clichés into effective satire.
  16. 20
    Doesn't do much with its pseudosavvy characters.
  17. 12
    It's hard not to feel angry that you've spent almost two hours watching this moronic exercise.
  18. Reviewed by: John Hartl
    10
    If you've seen one "Scream" rip-off, you really have seen them all.
  19. Reviewed by: Robert Koehler
    10
    A poorer film than the paltry original even as it strikes a self-consciously clever pose.
  20. The only quandary in this film is in where to begin despising it.
  21. Reviewed by: Cody Clark
    5
    As for genuine willies, well, chances are you've had more disturbing encounters with, say, a belligerent Shih Tzu.
  22. No style, no irony and no smarts, just a vicious streak that lasts 90 minutes.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. Nov 17, 2012
    9
    A great sequel that features comedy and terror.
  2. AlliB
    Mar 15, 2007
    10
    One of the scariest movies I've ever seen with a great plot and scarily convincing death scenes!
  3. Mar 2, 2014
    0
    Pure Garbage this movie is horrible. Save your time and money and go see another movie. It is so stupid it made me want to gouge my eyes out.Pure Garbage this movie is horrible. Save your time and money and go see another movie. It is so stupid it made me want to gouge my eyes out. Horrible plot Full Review »