Halloween II 1981

Critics score:
29 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Janet Maslin, New York Times: Halloween II is good enough to deserve a sequel of its own. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Rick Rosenthal, who directed this 1981 sequel, doesn't have Carpenter's expansive, affectionate way with stereotypical characters, and without it they're empty shells -- bodies waiting for the slaughter. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Halloween is a classic and its first sequel is a sloppy afterthought. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It's a little sad to witness a fall from greatness, and that's what we get in Halloween II. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: The result won't make any converts, but Jamie Lee Curtis is as good as ever. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: This uninspired version amounts to lukewarm sloppy seconds in comparison to the original film that made director John Carpenter a hot property. Read more