The French Connection II Reviews

April 10, 2020
I believe that The French Connection II is all about the slow-burn chase. And I believe the film succeeds in being its own unique thriller that doesn't mindlessly ape its predecessor.
December 4, 2019
Oftentimes the plot is sacrificed to an action statement... The acting, however, Is faultless.
March 14, 2015
French Connection II, sequel or no, comes off as more of a felt work, and what I make contact with through it is a director.
March 24, 2009
The last ten minutes are the best thing about it (that final shot is one of the best of the '70s), and it's no coincidence that in this ten minutes Frankenheimer returns to his technician passions.
March 14, 2009
While it certainly is a couple of notches below its action classic original, French Connection II is still a darned good action film that maintains the core of its central character and has some added layers that are genuinely disturbing.
March 11, 2009
you can't help but feel a sense of disillusionment ... because the finality of it is so harsh and so sudden that it draws your attention less to the idea of justice served than it does to the brute simplicity of violent retribution and the ultimately cycl
February 23, 2009
If you take away comparisons with the original, it's a reasonably solid, if flawed, crime thriller; but it does shrink into the shadow cast by its vastly superior predecessor.
February 22, 2009
More conventional than its predecessor, but it's still unconventional by the cop thriller standard set by a wash of anonymous, lesser films. [Blu-ray]
July 2, 2007
Nearly as high powered and gritty as the first 'Connection.'
October 14, 2005
March 28, 2005
November 18, 2004
November 12, 2004
John Frankenheimer's ("The Manchurian Candidate") version outshines William Friedkin's 1971 original.
September 26, 2004
A classic with a terrifid car chase
August 22, 2003
August 4, 2003
February 8, 2003
July 26, 2002
July 25, 2002
Couldn't even hold the original film's hat, but earns points just for not sucking outright.