It: Chapter Two

critic Reviews

63% Fresh Tomatometer Score63%
  • 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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    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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    Brandon CollinsMedium Popcorn
    A great companion piece to the first one. At the end of the day, this can be broken down to a whole long mini-series.
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    Federico FurzanCinelipsis
    The second chapter fails again. The TV adaptation didn't work. Now it fails to do so with unnecessary flashbacks and a dependence on visual effects. [Full review in Spanish].
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    Gary DowellDark Horizons
    For all its rough edges, IT: Chapter Two is largely rewarding.
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    James KendrickQ Network Film Desk
    has enough going for it that it doesn't quite feel like a disappointment, but neither does it fully recreate the first film's gripping action and rich emotional texture
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    Joey KeoghWicked Horror
    It Chapter Two is never cutesy or self-congratulatory; its relentless pace gives way to a surprisingly moving finale and a real sense of loss.
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    Leah PickettChicago Reader
    Trimming the adults' often soppy individual narratives to focus on their more interesting dynamic as a group might have mitigated some of the numbness that sets in from predictability.
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