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
    Norman GidneyHorrorBuzz
    What is remarkable is the way Dauberman's script and Muschietti's direction take a celebrated 1000+page novel that contains multiple points of view, various timelines, and occasional controversial scenes and they turn it into a coherent narrative.
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    Damian LevyJamaica Gleaner
    The decision to make the film more about the characters was a wise one, but can bog down the film, based on just how many characters it needs to get to.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    M.V. MoorheadPhoenix Magazine
    At close to three hours It Chapter Two is absurdly overlong, but on balance, mostly because of the excellent cast, it's a fairly entertaining saga. What the movie isn't, or at least wasn't for me, is seriously scary.
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  • Fresh Tomatometer Score
    Pete Vonder HaarHouston Press
    In spite of the bloat, there are some decent scares, and Hader almost makes Chapter Two watching on his own.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Chris McCoyMemphis Flyer
    It doesn't really hold together as a movie, but if you're invested in It, you'll probably dig It Chapter Two, even though it's really long and a bit of a slog in places.
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    Paul McGuire GrimesKSTP-TV
    Fans of the book should be pleased as it captures the emotional weight, horror, and the terror of childhood trauma and how it manifests into adulthood.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    Zaki HasanZaki's Corner
    As the ballyhooed wrap-up to a collective five-hour epic, It: Chapter Two feels rushed in a way that's frankly perplexing given how much time is spent on the slow burn for the first two thirds.
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    David KeyesCinemaphile.org
    There are a great many moments and sequences scattered across "It Chapter Two." On the other hand, audiences might take issue with there being so many.
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  • Rotten Tomatometer Score
    David NusairReel Film Reviews
    ...a complete and total trainwreck of a motion picture...
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    Sameen AmerThe News International (Pakistan)
    Chapter Two struggles to maintain a taut narrative and its scares end up feeling repetitive.
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