Parents' Guide to

The Grudge 2

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Horror sequel has intense peril and violence.

Movie PG-13 2006 95 minutes
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age 13+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 11+

Sequel to the grudge

The Grudge 2 is a lot better than the the grudge. The first one is mediocre, and this movie is decent. It is not anywhere near as scary as the original, and it is not as tense or suspensful. Here is what parents need to know about the film: Violence (2 /10)- only violence is a bit of blood when a woman jumps of a building and onto the ground. A bit of blood splat and that is all of the violence. Language (3/10)- uses of damn and hell, and one swear word ( sh*t) and that is all of the language. It is mainly used when encountering kayakoo or the boy. Sexual content (3.5/10)- kissing is shown, and a couple are ready to have sex, but they get killed before it all happens. A bit of sexual talk. No drugs smoking or alcohol is in this movie at all. The movie itself is decent and pretty watchable, and is a lot better than the grudge 1. Overall, I think that this is appropriate for 11 years old or older.
age 13+

The Grudge 2 Review

Who could of think a sequel to a horrible movie would be even more horrible? Oh I did. The Grudge 2 is a very confusing and non-scary sequel that it gets boring after a while. No effective jump scares, zero suspense, a plot that makes no sense like I said before. Halloween 2 is better then this piece of garbage. I am giving The Grudge 2 a 1/10

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6):
Kids say (14):

For all its jump-out-at-you surprises, grim shadows, and anguished victims, The Grudge 2 isn't very scary. More abstract art than conventional horror cinema, it's more interested in parsing the idea of repetition and the basis and method of revenge. Rejecting formula by reconsidering formula, it is, perversely, singular.

Rethinking the very concepts of remake, sequel, and translation, director Takashi Shimizu's seventh film in the Ju-on/Grudge series is actually a series of events that must be assembled by the viewer at the end -- the events occur at different times, or maybe at the same time, but they most definitely don't occur in linear time.

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