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  • 25
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    A feeble excuse for a movie. show more

  • 38
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The only thing that distinguishes Species 2 is how awful it is. show more

  • 25
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    What ensues is a Halloween-style blood bath accompanied by graphic sex scenes. show more

  • NA
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Brain-melting, head-spinning rank toxicity that shows no evidence of intelligence as we know it. show more

  • 30
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though there's some trashy fun to be had in the film's first half, this cynical sequel -- devolves into space junk even faster than the unfortunate Ross. show more

  • 20
    Empire

    Though Species II is far from serious and aimed squarely at the hairy-palmed, it really didn't need to be quite this rotten. show more

  • 20
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Shoddily plotted and unimaginative, Species II is a slapdash effort at best, creepily unaffecting and minus the T&A this sort of film so desperately hinges on. show more

  • 33
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    "Species" at least had the benefit of Henstridge's glazed porn-doll perversity, but this time any glimmers of sexual ominousness are buried in a lame, desultory chase plot and in the woefully underimagined special effects. show more

  • 40
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Most of this is silly, dim-witted stuff, but a few of the shocks carry some of the crude power of Jack Arnold's low-budget horror films of the 50s. show more

  • 30
    Nathan Rabin The A.V. Club

    Though it never really taps into the whole JFK-as-alien-sex-fiend plot as a source of satire, Species 2 is still the superior piece of trash its predecessor should have been. show more

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