Psycho II 1983

Critics score:
59 / 100

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Vincent Canby, New York Times: That it's about as chilly a movie as ever delighted the mass market is beside the point, in view of its exuberantly macabre craftsmanship. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Though far from a worthy successor to the original (but why make impossible demands?) the film clearly could have been much worse. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: It is a craftsman-like piece of filmmaking with a suitably flaky performance by Perkins, but it isn't really a sequel to Psycho. It continues the story, but not the spell. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: Scary and fun, it's as worthy a sequel as one might reasonably expect. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Director Richard Franklin deftly keeps the suspense and tension on high while dolling out dozens of shock-of-recognitions shots drawn from the audience's familiarity with Psycho. Read more