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  • 50
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    If Insidious 2 exists solely because Insidious 1 made a ton of money, then at least credit Wan for making quality control a priority. show more

  • 25
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Insidious: Chapter 2 appears to be the sum of the unusable parts from James Wan's recent haunted house feature "The Conjuring." show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Comes upon a few quirky solutions and movie-ripoff scares before settling into a kind of coma. show more

  • 40
    Justin Lowe The Hollywood Reporter

    Setting aside the movie’s tediously lame dialogue, self-conscious performances and frequently predicable scares, the narrative’s compulsively shifting chronology intermittently manages to engage, although it does little to obscure the distracting shortcomings of both plot and character development. show more

  • 57
    William Goss Film.com

    Backtracking dilutes the few simple jolts that actually work. show more

  • 63
    Chicago Sun-Times

    It offers a good dose of non-gory scares, tells a story of supernatural time travel that recalls elements of “Inception,” and pays homage to the genre Wan and Whannell love. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The sequel's not bad; it's not slovenly. Some of the jolts are effectively staged and filmed, and Wan is getting better and better at figuring out what to do with the camera, and maneuvering actors within a shot for maximum suspense, while letting his design collaborators do the rest. But Leigh Whannell's script is a bit of a jumble. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Continuing directly from where 2010’s "Insidious" left off, Insidious: Chapter 2 follows the further misfortunes of the Lambert family with diminishing insidious rewards. show more

  • 50
    Simon Abrams RogerEbert.com

    A puzzle movie with too many unnecessary pieces and not enough essential ones, but it's superior to its predecessor in a few basic ways. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It is now weighed down by a second half that's equal parts incoherent, tedious, and repetitive. show more

  • December 30, 2013 iandylan2330
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    I loved this movie. Its very creepy. If your looking for a gory movie, this movie is not for you. I liked how they intertwined is with the first movie. a lot of planning went into this movie. Excited for the third one to come out in 2015.

  • December 30, 2013 ku00000000175615
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    Loved it

  • November 10, 2013 hc00000000045858
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    It definitely scared the crap out of me but I didn\'t realllyyyyy like it. The pop ups are good scary and the whole movie is good it just wasn\'t 5 five stars good.

  • October 18, 2013 qh00000000157571
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    HORRIBLE!!! Very poor acting and silly makeup. It was like being at a spook house...an occasional scare that makes you jump a bit. Otherwise, very poor. Don\'t waste your money. Totally ridiculous. Hard to follow who is who. I\'d give only a half star if it would let me.

  • October 05, 2013 qv00000000167006
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    This movie was good, but you have to see the first one too understand whats going on.

  • September 19, 2013 dukedewf
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    It is difficult to comment on this movie. It is very complex: a tale of psychological disorder, sexual disorientation, castration, evil spirits, child abuse, and confusion. Sequences are out of order, and one never knows if you\'re in the spirit world or real time. However, it is definitely scary.

  • September 14, 2013 Goodmom42
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    Far fetched (naturally, what did you expect?) but it kept us riveted and the acting was really good. Great to see on Friday the 13th!

  • September 14, 2013 sethw2000
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    Very good sequel...worth seeing the movie. Had lots of scares with twists and turns throughout the movie. Great actors, too.

  • September 14, 2013 jesuaphn
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    Ahhh another scary movie!

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  • Insidious (2010)

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