The Ring Two

Movie review by Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Scarier than the first, but not as interesting.

PG-13 2005 107 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 15 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 38 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Good but not great

It wasn’t inappropriate or sexual but just really wasn’t that interesting.

This title has:

Great role models
age 13+

Pointless and tedious sequel

This is one of those films that shouldn't have been made because it adds nothing of value to the lore. The plot is absurd and preposterous: besides her murderous videotape, Samara has also been running a possession side-business because she wants “mommy”? Without giving too much away: Samara’s mother shows up but everything about her in this film doesn’t make any sense nor it’s fully explained why she’s even there. The film tries to upgrade it’s horror elements with possessions and showing more of Samara but it’s bland. There is some violence (deer attacks, a doctor sticks a large needle into her neck, attempting drowning, murder, etc) and strong language. However, there is no sexual content nor substance usage.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 18, 2005
  • On DVD or streaming: August 23, 2005
  • Cast: Naomi Watts, Simon Baker, Sissy Spacek
  • Director: Hideo Nakata
  • Studio: DreamWorks
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 107 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: violence/terror, disturbing images, thematic elements and some language
  • Last updated: April 23, 2022

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