Brahms: The Boy II

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  • More likely to induce boredom than quicken the pulse, Brahms: The Boy II is chiefly scary for the way it undermines the effectiveness of its above-average predecessor.
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    Becca JamesChicago Reader
    What the film's director William Brent Bell and writer Stacey Menear do get right, however, is Brahms's ability to endear himself to those around him.
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    Kate ErblandindieWire
    There aren't that many minutes to mess up, but the film manages to make it feel much longer.
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    William BibbianiTheWrap
    Takes the best elements from The Boy and reverses course so abruptly, it practically leaves skidmarks on the screen. It's not just a subpar sequel; it retroactively injures an otherwise superior film.
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    Jesse HassengerAV Club
    The Boy II ultimately could have gone weirder, further, and faster (even at a slim 86 minutes).
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    Benjamin LeeGuardian
    It's so punishingly dull to watch, filled with dry, perfunctory dialogue from Stacey Menear's consistently uninventive script and shot without even a glimmer of style, that even at a brisk 86 minutes, it feels like unending torture.
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    Noel MurrayLos Angeles Times
    Like its predecessor, "The Boy II" is a fairly corny and stodgy spook-show, with a few good jolts and one genuinely creepy killer toy.
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    Jorge LoserEspinof
    It is appreciated that it doesn't abuse of cheap scares, but it also doesn't make up for it with good horror scenes. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    A lackluster sequel to a lackluster original...
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    Vincent SchillingIndian Country Today
    This just didn't even hold a candle to the first. The premise was good and could have delivered, but in the simplest way to say it, it just didn't.
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    Matt HudsonWhat I Watched Tonight
    Awful, just terrible. Lacklustre in all departments, lacking in scares, atmosphere and tension with abysmal CGI and, as a final nail in the coffin, it's actually rather boring.
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