New Sinister 2 Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

New Sinister 2 Movie Received Mostly Negative Reviews From Major Critics

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Focus Features released their new horror/thriller film, “Sinister 2,” into theaters today, August 21st, 2015, and all the top, major movie critics have served up their reviews, and it turns out that most of them just didn’t have a positive outlook on it, giving it just an overall 30 score out of a possible 100 across 13 reviews at the site.


The film stars: James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon, Robert Sloan and Dartanian Sloan. We’ve posted blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.

Simon Abrams from, gave it a pretty weak 50 grade, stating: ” Sinister 2 may be ambitious, but its best ideas are, as they’re expressed, dumb, unmoving, and repetitive.”

Kyle Smith from the New York Post, gave it a 50 score, saying: “It’s somehow both too drawn-out and abrupt — but it’s got creepiness galore.”

Dave White over at TheWrap, gave it a 50 grade. He stated: “Visual stakes are heightened here, to an absurd, laugh-inspiring degree, the deaths sliding into the realm of “Saw”-style ridiculousness.”


Justin Lowe over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score, stating: “Sinister 2 comes up a bit short on creative resources, although director Ciaran Foy probably gets enough right to entice those partial to the original.”

Kyle Anderson at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 42 grade. He said: “Sinister 2 doesn’t know what it wants to be, and doesn’t add up to much.”

Robert Abele from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 score, stating: “Nothing about Sinister 2 comes close to the feel-bad ode to literally and figuratively dark interiors that distinguished the title-earning original.”

Andy Webster over at The New York Times, gave it a 30 grade. He stated: “Despite Mr. Ransone’s goofy charm, Sinister 2 can’t claim the same finesse, substituting pedestrian plotting and a more graphic gore for the original’s restraint.”


Andrew Barker over at Variety, gave it a 30 score, stating: “A retread of such brainless, shameless lameness that it’s hard to imagine anyone begging for another installment.”


Finally, Katherine Pushkar at the New York Daily News, gave it a very bad 20 score, stating: “Say one thing for these killer kids: they’re creative.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.

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