Don't Breathe 2

critic Reviews

, 44% Rotten Tomatometer Score
  • Stephen Lang remains a thrillingly imposing presence in Don't Breathe 2, but this sequel's story strains to find a sensible way forward for his character.
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    tt stern-enziWXIX-TV (Cincinnati, OH)
    It's different, but it still works because you buy into this.
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    Jenny NulfAustin Chronicle
    Don't Breathe 2 is a horrific and delusional sequel to its predecessor, a tight thriller that had grounded, down-on-their-luck characters, and a film that knew when to pull out the big guns so the audience would root for its unlikeable leads.
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    Alison WillmoreNew York Magazine/Vulture
    The brutal gratification of Don't Breathe 2 comes from watching Norman do to the gang what he did in Don't Breathe, only this time, with characters who deserve it.
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    Jesse HassengerAV Club
    At times, Don't Breathe 2 assumes the ghoulishness of a Grimm (and grim) fairy tale, the darkness mitigating attempts to rehab Norman into a vengeful anti-hero.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    The first one felt like a Hitchcock movie, and I think [this sequel] is less compelling because Fede Alvarez wasn't the director.
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    John DeForeHollywood Reporter
    Where the first film offered genuine scares, this one is suspenseful at best, snicker-worthy at worst, and will beg viewers to recall the time Fonzie got on water skis and tried not to get eaten by a shark.
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    Dennis SchwartzDennis Schwartz Movie Reviews
    The violent film (showing anything gruesome from hacked limbs to gouged eyes) is meant as a shocker.
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    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    If you're able to accept the blind man as the lead of the story, the film offers some solid twists, turns, thrills and kills. It's not as effective as the original, but the addition of the little girl gives the audience someone to root for.
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    Miguel Romero FernándezCinemanía (Spain)
    This sequel confirms thus, the filmmakers'... brilliant ability to immerse us in the story's atmosphere. [Full review in Spanish]
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...admittedly hit-and-miss...
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