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The Ring Two Review

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

  • 3.0

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 50

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The scariest thing in the not-scary-enough The Ring Two is the notion that even smart, attractive adults - yikes, even mothers - just never learn, either.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Somewhat sluggish but reasonably scary.

  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    Watts has proven herself a Lady of the Rings, but twice is enough. No burning need for a trilogy.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    While nearly every shock comes at predictable moments, there is genuine ingenuity behind many, and the movie is surprisingly fresh for one made by a guy on his third go-round with the same material.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 15+

Scarier than the first, but not as interesting.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is extremely scary, and there's near-constant peril for all the major characters. Younger and horror-adverse audiences will be frightened by many scenes and images, including the attempted murder of young children and the suicides of parents. There are deer attacks, attempted drownings, chase scenes, a spooky basement, and the non-explicit but horrific off-screen deaths of characters. There is a very graphic "suicide" and references to madness. A character swears in a very memorable and scary scene.

  • Families can talk about the consequences of our actions. At the end of The Ring, Rachel made a choice, and this sequel represents the outcome of her choice. What else could she have done? What are the teenagers in the beginning of the movie choosing to do in a similar situation? What would you do differently?

The good stuff
  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Strong female lead character.

What to watch for
  • violence false5

    Violence: Very spooky, constant peril, several characters die, child's behavior changes dramatically, attempted infanticide, images of suicide.

  • sex false0

    Sex: A couple kisses on the couch.

  • language false3

    Language: Some profanity, including one use of the F word.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Use of sedatives.