Robocop 2 (1990)



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A new drug has surfaced in the crime-laden city of Detroit, causing crime to reach preposterous proportions so the laboratory inventors of Robocop (1) go back to their drawing boards and come up with a super version, Robocop 2--more powerful than its predecessor and therefore more capable of handling the problems afoot. Unfortunately something goes wrong with the new Robocop and it goes nuts. The original Robocop (Peter Weller) has to battle not only the evils of the street, it must defeat its … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Ed Neumeier, Michael Miner, Frank A Miller, Frank Miller, Walon Green
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 22, 1997


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as Old Man

as Anne Lewis

as Donald Johnson

as Juliette Faxx

as Magnavolt Salesman

as Jess Perkins

as Casey Wong

as Surgeon General

as Whittaker

as Mayor Kuzak

as Lab technician Garci...

as Holzgang

as Old Woman

as Purse Snatcher

as Gun Shop Owner

as Mother with Baby

as Desperate Woman

as Duffy

as Injured Cop

as Angry Citizens

as Estevez

as Tak Akita

as Hack Doctor

as Ellen Murphy

as Sunblock Woman

as Delaney

as Contortionist

as Darren Thomas

as OCP Security

as Electronic Store Own...

as Little League Coach

as Little League Kid

as Dr. Weltman

as Sgt. Reed

as OCP Security

as Angry Citizen

as Angry Citizen

as Angry Citizen

as Electronics Store Ow...

as Cain

as Angie
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Critic Reviews for Robocop 2

All Critics (39) | Top Critics (7)

Everything in the first movie is pretty much redone again. But in this case, the repetition isn't a bad thing.

Full Review… | June 6, 2002
Washington Post
Top Critic

RoboCop 2 is all machine, and it's all vile.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

This ultraviolent, nihilistic sequel has enough technical dazzle to impress hardware fans, but obviously no one in the Orion front office told filmmakers that less is more.

Full Review… | February 13, 2001
Top Critic

With its desensitizing blood lust, RoboCop 2 contributes yet another ugly note to this already demoralizing season of sadism.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

The movie's screenplay is a confusion of half-baked and unfinished ideas.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A fairly generic turn-of-the-'90s action film...judged as a sequel to RoboCop, it's irrelevant and ridiculously trivial.

Full Review… | February 18, 2014
Antagony & Ecstasy

Audience Reviews for Robocop 2

Sequel to Robocop is a mediocre outing and one that just tries to duplicate what the first film tried to do. With this film there a few things that work, but unfortunately there is a lot to be desired from this follow up. I really expected something good with this one; unfortunately, it tries too hard at outdoing the original and in many ways it copies the first and recycles ideas. The story is bland with few entertaining moments, and what this sequel lacks is an effective and memorable villain. The original Robocop had Clarence Boddicker, which was brilliantly played by Kurtwood Smith. The villain in this one, although played by Tom Noonan, who is a great actor, but simply doesn't deliver anything memorable in his performance as Cain. I really thought the film was a missed opportunity to make something truly great, and overall the film feels rushed with a paper thin script, and wooden dialogue that at times is cringe worthy. I loved the original film, but with this entry, the film simply doesn't do anything really entertaining and memorable. The ending fight was well done, but most action bits were just not interesting and fell apart. The plot was somewhat good, but it was underdeveloped and lacked a bit in terms of original content. Viewers who enjoy mindless thrills will surely love this one, but for die hard Robocop fans, they may dislike this one and with good reason. If the studio would have waited in trying to create a terrific sequel, and concentrated on writing a great script, then this sequel would certainly have worked. Unfortunately Robocop 2 and 3 are prime examples of movies that were made with no emphasis on quality. There are some decent action bits here and there, but overall this is a mediocre film that simply doesn't live up to the original. If more effort would have been put into this film, then this sequel surely would have been just as good as the original.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Because I grew up on these movies, I liked it. Not the best acting, but still cool.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

Spot Collins from Newsies plays a murdering drug pusher 11 year old. Can't beat that. Also, Tom Noohan plays a killer robot that is fueled by drugs. And at the end, there is an epic hour long robot fight...that makes it lose some points. But in the end, this still has plenty of fun robo cop good times.

Curtis Lilly

Super Reviewer

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