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P2 Review

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2.5

Dave White Profile

… everything is totally by-the-horror numbers … Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

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

  • 2.0
    37

    out of 100

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

  • 25

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    The lighting is appropriately dim, the music is reasonably clever, and they get in a few nice scares in the beginning. But as the movie wears on and Angela’s desperation grows, any glimmer of fun seeps away. And we’re left watching the same old grim game of cat and mouse.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    In the sadism-for-thrills sweepstakes, P2 is no "Saw," but it will get young women to clutch their dates for a week or so in theaters before fading to DVD shelves.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    P2 doesn't crash and burn, but its finale is more generic than what the effective first hour leads us to hope for.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 16+

Brutal, minimalist stalker bloodbath. Pass.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a gruesome thriller about sadistic captivity and male sexual obsession. Even with its tiny cast, it manages to squeeze in scenes of close-up mutilation and bloody savagery, thanks to murders of both people and a dog. The heroine is forced to wear a revealing, skin-tight dress for most of the movie; there's also some swearing (including "f--k" and "c--t") and an intense sense of peril and helplessness.

  • Families can talk about the realities of stalking, a crime that has gotten increasingly high-profile thanks to cases involving celebrities. Do you think a bloody thriller like this contributes to the problem? How does the media typically portray stalkers? How can you tell when an innocent crush has gone too far?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: No characters worth admiring (viewers don't really learn much about any of them at all). Angela fights back against her tormentor in a display of what the filmmakers would probably like to say is "girl power" or "feminism," but it's never effective enough, and she ultimately takes lethal revenge rather than letting the law step in.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Graphic scenes of a man beaten and hit by a car until his entrails spill out. Another victim gets a blade in an eyeball. A fork is plunged into a shoulder. A character is set on fire. A snarling dog bites, then gets stabbed/bludgeoned to death.

  • sex false0

    Sex: The leading lady is (unwillingly) put in a revealing dress for most of the movie.

  • language false3

    Language: Language includes use of "f--k" and "c--t" (the latter of which has severe consequences).

  • consumerism false3

    Consumerism: Mostly car manufacturers, soft-drink brands, and a newspaper.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Social drinking, talk of drunkenness.

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