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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    21

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    If there's a blessing, it's that the sequel isn't appreciably worse than the original - but that's slim praise considering how bad the first one was.

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  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Suspense takes a vacation in sequel. [13 November 1998, p. 6E]

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Assembles the building blocks of idiot-proof slasher movies: Stings, Snicker-Snacks, false alarms and point-of-view baits-and-switches.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    Lacks even the good, guilty setup of "I Know What You Did Last Summer" -- the sense that the heroes are fleeing the consequences of their own crime.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Not for kids 17 and under

We know what sequel shouldn't have been made.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that despite the upscale production values and name cast, this is a pretty violent wallow. Characters are killed in bloody closeup, usually with sharp instruments, and much of the alleged entertainment derives from terrorizing a young woman.

  • Families can talk about the difference between scary movies that can have fun with the shock clichés (Scream) and scary movies that are just stupid.

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: While heroine Julie struggles with her conscious a little bit over covering up deadly indiscretions in her past, there's really not even the token soul-searching that went on in the previous film. Her black best pal pretends to be tough and assertive, but when faced with a maniacal killer she mostly screams and falls down a lot. West-Indian islanders are domestics who exist only to be ominous or slain or both.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Bloody impalings (two characters are skewered on the same knife), death by gaffing-hook, vicious beatings, shootings.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Characters talk about sex but never get around to doing it. A joke scene makes it appear that strenuous bedroom action is happening, when it's just a character jumping up and down on the mattress little-girl-style.

  • language false5

    Language: Abundant profanity.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false5

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Recreational drinking. Comic-relief character of a marijuana-smoking island handyman, or something, whose sole function seems to be there smoking joints and offering to hook the characters up with dope of their own.

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