Speed 2 - Cruise Control Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
June 20, 2014
An ear-splitting amusement-park attraction posing as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Andy Klein
New Times
June 20, 2014
First, the good news: Unlike most action film sequels, Speed 2: Cruise Control is not a mere retread of the original. Now the bad news: Better it had been.
Dennis King
Tulsa World
June 20, 2014
There's very little to tell about the story that you can't figure out from the two-minute trailer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)
June 20, 2014
De Bont's annoyingly jerky camera seldom stays still, the personable and appealing Bullock is given virtually nothing to do, [and] the plot twists range from the incredible to the absurd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Alan Jones
Radio Times
June 20, 2014
Familiarity quickly breeds contempt, with Bullock rather obviously just along for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
May 29, 2013
Speed 2's a test of patience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leah Rozen
People Magazine
May 29, 2013
It's all very disappointing.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2013
Speed 2 is frantic action, tinny dialogue, perfunctory characterization and tried-and-false plot pilferings.
Michael Ollove
Baltimore Sun
May 28, 2013
Action heroes are best when they are charming, winsome and witty. Bullock is inane, annoying and whiny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 28, 2013
De Bont remains an expert director of action, but putting the reference to cruise control in the title serves as fair warning of an unengaged filmmaker on automatic pilot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 28, 2013
A movie that is blessedly bad enough to ensure that there will be no Speed 3.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
May 28, 2013
[A] truly horrid sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
May 28, 2013
Speed cost something like $30 million; this sequel cost four times as much. So why is it such a feeble, aimless piece of junk in comparison?
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
May 28, 2013
The human propensity to tamper with a good thing is probably ineluctable.
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
May 28, 2013
It's all idiotic but energetic, directed by Jan De Bont in his usual techno-action style.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 28, 2013
The wind goes out of this tub's sails long before it reaches port.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 28, 2013
In Speed 2, De Bont is, so to speak, at sea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 28, 2013
Speed 2 is the most exciting to date of this summer's big action pictures.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
It's a complete lack of story that explains why this expensive production from the proficient creator of Speed and Twister sputters out on the high seas.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 21, 2009
By the time you get to rescue Annie from the madman one last time, it's time to check out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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