It: Chapter Two

critic Reviews

62% Fresh Tomatometer Score62%
  • It: Chapter Two proves bigger doesn't always mean scarier for horror sequels, but a fine cast and faithful approach to the source material keep this follow-up afloat.
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    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    It doesn't really hold together as a movie, but if you're invested in It, you'll probably dig It Chapter Two, even though it's really long and a bit of a slog in places.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    Fans of the book should be pleased as it captures the emotional weight, horror, and the terror of childhood trauma and how it manifests into adulthood.
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    Zaki HasanZaki's Corner
    As the ballyhooed wrap-up to a collective five-hour epic, It: Chapter Two feels rushed in a way that's frankly perplexing given how much time is spent on the slow burn for the first two thirds.
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    David KeyesCinemaphile.org
    There are a great many moments and sequences scattered across "It Chapter Two." On the other hand, audiences might take issue with there being so many.
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a complete and total trainwreck of a motion picture...
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    Sameen AmerThe News International (Pakistan)
    Chapter Two struggles to maintain a taut narrative and its scares end up feeling repetitive.
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    Kosoko JacksonMediaversity Reviews
    It: Chapter Two fails to treat trauma with any nuance or care, leaving its victimized characters high and dry.
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    Nicholas BellIONCINEMA.com
    If perhaps it isn't nearly as daring as King's novel, capturing the tone and emotional essence goes a long way towards making this study on fear and trembling effectively entertaining.
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    Matthew PejkovicMatt's Movie Reviews
    A unique entry in horror movie canon, due to its depiction of love and loyalty as the ultimate weapon against the monster of hate and fear.
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    Justin BrownMedium Popcorn
    They did an awesome job, pairing these two movies together. The character development was really good over time. It was a little long, though...
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