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Based on 16 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 5 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The film's relentless pummeling grows wearying at 135 minutes. The first Terminator, a half-hour shorter, was leaner and meaner. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Terminator 2 imagines things you wouldn't even be likely to dream and gets these visions onto the screen with a seamlessness that's mind-boggling. [3 July 1991, Daily Datebook, p.E1] show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Arnie is Arnie. He has all the cute lines ("No problemo," "Hasta la vista, baby''). And he does more with a squint than anyone since Popeye. [3 July 1991, Life, p.1D] show more

  • 100
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A great movie... A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The key element in any action picture, I think, is a good villain. Terminator 2 has one, along with an intriguing hero and fierce heroine, and a young boy who is played by Furlong with guts and energy. show more

  • 75
    Dave Kehr Chicago Tribune

    A good summer movie, directed with great verve and imagination and filled with innovative, eye-popping effects. Cameron never relinquishes his grip on the audience, smoothly segueing from action sequence to action sequence and topping himself each time. [3 July 1991, Tempo, p.1] show more

  • 80
    Kim Newman Empire

    No-one can walk out of this and say they didn't see the whole hundred mil up there on the screen in exploding vehicles, wrecked buildings, monster effects and sheer sweaty action. show more

  • 70
    TV Guide

    Trend-setting visuals compensate for a plot that lacks the imagination and edge of the 1984 original. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    What is notable, though, is the amount of compassion invested in the film by Cameron and co-screenwriter William Wisher. There's a fairly well-drawn moral message in T2 that was more or less absent in the first film. show more

  • 100
    Kenneth Turan Los Angeles Times

    More elaborate than the original, but just as shrewdly put together, it cleverly combines the most successful elements of its predecessor with a number of new twists (would you believe a kinder, gentler Terminator?) to produce on e hell of a wild ride, a Twilight of the Gods that takes no prisoners and leaves audiences desperate for mercy. [3 July 1991, Calendar, p.F-1] show more

  • February 29, 2012 jsolson1219
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    it is the best movie if I had to watch 1 movie for the rest of my life it would be t2

  • April 21, 2011 kairp1
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    fantastic the best one in the terminator series!!!! Jim CAmeron did a fantastic job. Arnold Shwarzennegar is amazing

  • May 14, 2010 hrodi007
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    I liked the movie, but i hate all the language in it. I honestly think they could have left a lot of the language out. But otherwise it was good.

  • March 17, 2009 Paul Preister
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  • December 18, 2008 Aadoian10
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