It: Chapter Two

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, 63% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • 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.
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    Leah PickettChicago Reader
    Trimming the adults' often soppy individual narratives to focus on their more interesting dynamic as a group might have mitigated some of the numbness that sets in from predictability.
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    Jack HamiltonSlate
    Not unlike the town in which it's set, Muschietti's It only sees what it wants to.
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    Kevin MaherTimes (UK)
    The result is a film with all the unsettling power and visual elan of the kiddy-friendly Goosebumps series (Jack Black + monsters = zzzz).
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    Adam GrahamDetroit News
    "It" never decides which fears to take at face value and which exist only in the subconscious, and winds up confused as a result.
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    Jeffrey BloomerSlate
    It's obvious that the filmmakers failed to fully reckon with what they've put on the screen, and the results are grim.
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    Matthew RozsaSalon.com
    Overall, "It Chapter Two" is a fitting companion piece to the first film. There are flaws, to be sure, but nothing you wouldn't expect going in.
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    Michael CooperL.A. Weekly
    Kids may be a bit smarter in 2016 and their demons, both internal and external, may be a bit more complex, but a good creepy clown clearly still evokes frights.
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    Matt CipollaFilm Monthly
    There's little growth here and a curious lack of stakes. For a movie about standing up to fatalism, Chapter Two wallows in it.
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    Zehra PhelanFlavourmag
    A perfect casting can't defeat the curse of a repetitive narrative and an overzealous need for detail.
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    Doug WalkerChannel Awesome
    The bad news is this movie's terrible, the good news is it's SO entertaining.
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