The hip, darkly comical sequel to self-aware "SCREAM." Sidney Prescott, now in college, once again finds herself the target of a bloodthirsty, cloak-clad, mask-wearing, knife-wielding, psychotic killer whose penchant for pop movie trivia runs deep. This time, however, the body count is higher and the deaths more outrageous--traits of a true sequel, as noted by one unfortunate victim. Not as pithy as the first film, but still a satisfying, definite true-to-form teen slasher.
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"...Cleverness and self-awareness....The glee in all this knowingness is infectious..."
Sight and Sound - Kim Newman (05/01/1998)
"...The satire is more sophisticated....Director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson have sharpened the focus along with their copycat killer's knives..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
USA Today - Susan Wloszczyna (12/12/1997)
New York Times - Janet Maslin (12/12/1997)
"...There are some welcomely unexpected plot twists: you'll never guess the whodunit until it's revealed in the final frames..."
Box Office - Christine James (02/01/1998)
"...There are ironies within ironies here....Wes Craven was born to direct this material..."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/12/1997)