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Speed 2 - Cruise Control Reviews

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
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An ear-splitting amusement-park attraction posing as a movie.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

June 20, 2014
Andy Klein
New Times

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.

Full Review Source: New Times

June 20, 2014
Dennis King
Tulsa World

There's very little to tell about the story that you can't figure out from the two-minute trailer.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 2/4

June 20, 2014
Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

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 Source: Spokesman-Review (Washington) | Original Score: 2/4

June 20, 2014
Alan Jones
Radio Times

Familiarity quickly breeds contempt, with Bullock rather obviously just along for the ride.

Full Review Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

June 20, 2014

Total Film

Speed 2's a test of patience.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 2/5

May 29, 2013
Leah Rozen
People Magazine

It's all very disappointing.

Full Review Source: People Magazine

May 29, 2013
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Speed 2 is frantic action, tinny dialogue, perfunctory characterization and tried-and-false plot pilferings.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

May 28, 2013
Michael Ollove
Baltimore Sun

Action heroes are best when they are charming, winsome and witty. Bullock is inane, annoying and whiny.

Full Review Source: Baltimore Sun | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 28, 2013
Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
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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 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2013
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

A movie that is blessedly bad enough to ensure that there will be no Speed 3.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News | Original Score: 1/4

May 28, 2013
Keith Simanton
Seattle Times
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[A] truly horrid sequel.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2013
Stephen Thompson
AV Club
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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?

Full Review Source: AV Club

May 28, 2013
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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The human propensity to tamper with a good thing is probably ineluctable.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

May 28, 2013
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

It's all idiotic but energetic, directed by Jan De Bont in his usual techno-action style.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: 2/4

May 28, 2013
Rod Dreher
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The wind goes out of this tub's sails long before it reaches port.

Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

May 28, 2013
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
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In Speed 2, De Bont is, so to speak, at sea.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

May 28, 2013
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
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Speed 2 is the most exciting to date of this summer's big action pictures.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 3/4

May 28, 2013
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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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 Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D+

September 7, 2011
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

By the time you get to rescue Annie from the madman one last time, it's time to check out.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

July 21, 2009
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