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.
  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Chauncey K. RobinsonThe Twisted Girl Next Door
    IT Chapter Two has a lot going on in it- maybe too much. Pennywise is still pretty creepy, and there is compelling emotional depth, but the movie would have benefited from being 20 to 30 minutes shorter.
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    André HerefordMetro Weekly (Washington, DC)
    For the most part, it's time well-spent in the company of both the adult ensemble and their younger counterparts.
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    Martin ThomasDouble Toasted
    It delivers on what a lot of people want from a sequel like this.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Korey ColemanDouble Toasted
    Maybe if they had cut it shorter? I don't know...if you're a huge fan of the original or the first one, I completely understand, but come on, man, when you're not telling a story and it's three hours, that's not good writing.
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    Michael WinklerPop Culture Leftovers
    IT Chapter Two may be a little drawn out (to a certain degree) but is a very fitting end to what has become one of the most polarizing horror franchises in recent history.
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    Sean ChandlerSean Chandler Talks About
    The film is impeccably cast and the scale is massive. However, because of a far too repetitious middle act, it doesn't fully live up to the original.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Sharronda WilliamsPay Or Wait
    Even with its all-star cast and strong performances, It Chapter Two never quite lives up to its predecessor.
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    Nicola AustinWe Have a Hulk
    IT Chapter Two is a bigger, bolder and more chilling outing that delves much deeper into the horror aspects of the source material.
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    Diva VelezTheDivaReview.com
    Laden with underwhelming effects, a half-baked script, and surprisingly flat performances (Save Messrs. Hader and Ransone), IT: CHAPTER 2's too-long sequel fails to deliver any of the first film's surreal, genuinely creepy, under-the-skin scares
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    Eric D. SniderEricDSnider.com
    An epic-length but novella-deep exercise in mild, jokey horror.
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