Jaws 2

Jaws 2

Jaws 2

In the sequel to Steven Spielberg's 1975 classic shark attack thriller, police chief Brody must protect the island of Amity from yet another great white.

Years after the shark attacks that left the fictional New England resort island of Amity reeling, Sheriff Martin Brody (Roy Scheider) starts to worry when divers and boaties begin to vanish mysteriously. Working hard at removing the blemish on the island's reputation, Mayor Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) foolishly ignores Sheriff Brody's warnings about holding an upcoming sailing competition, an event which ultimately ends in calamity.

1978Rating: M, Medium level violence116 minsUSA
Horror

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Jaws 2 / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Suspension of disbelief might have been possible had this been a ripping good yarn; but the kids are just plain silly, and it's a toss-up to decide which is more unconvincing, the shark or Scheider.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

One quickly realizes that there's only a fixed amount of excitement that can be generated by the sight of a $2 million mechanical shark upsetting sailboats, nipping the legs of swimmers or even swallowing victims whole, without even a burp.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

It never comes close to the classic status of its predecessor, but for drive-in horror thrills, this still has sufficient bite.

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BBC

BBC

Director Jeannot Szwarc adopts a similar filming style to Spielberg, but is unable to generate the same level of tension as in the first film.

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