F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991) - Rotten Tomatoes

F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)

F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)




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A special effects expert agrees to help the police catch a serial killer, but becomes a patsy for corrupt cops.

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Bryan Brown
as Roland "Rollie" Tyler
Brian Dennehy
as Leo McCarthy
Philip Bosco
as Ray Silak
Tom Mason
as Mike Brandon
Dominic Zamprogna
as Chris Brandon
Lee Broker
as DeMarco
Philip Akin
as Detective McQuay
Tony De Santis
as Detective Santoni
Ross Petty
as Consiglieri
Jeri Craden
as Aunt Kate
Phil Jarrett
as 1st IAD Cop
Richard Sali
as 2nd IAD Cop
Neil Elliot
as Movie Effects Man
Leland Crooke
as Movie Director
Biff Yeager
as Police Sergeant
Foster Fell
as Policeman
Jenifer Chatfield
as Movie Scriptgirl
Kurt Reis
as Judge
Damir Andrei
as Defense Attorney
Charles Ivey
as Defendant
Caroline Yeager
as Desk Sergeant
Robert Kennedy
as Computer Store Clerk
Dwayne McLean
as Mall Guard
Gerry Quigley
as Supermarket Manager
Harvey Chao
as Chinese Vendor
Harry Booker
as Prison Priest
Bob Clout
as Confessional Priest
Jack Newman
as Art Expert
Walker Boone
as 1st Mansion Guard
Michael Rhoades
as 2nd Mansion Guard
Gene Mack
as 3rd Mansion Guard
Shane Cardwell
as 1st Mobster
Michael Woods
as 2nd Mobster
Matt Birman
as 3rd Mobster
Tony Katsaras
as Policeman
Dennis Scott
as 1st Cop
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Critic Reviews for F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (2)

There should be a special category for movies that are neither good nor bad, but simply excessive.

October 30, 2001 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

The nifty 1986 sleeper hit F/X was followed by this ridiculous, implausible yet occasionally exciting yarn.

December 12, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Creative Loafing

F/X fans will find themselves enjoying more than a mere sense of deja-vu.

July 28, 2015 | Full Review…
Tulsa World

The plot twists, the originality of the FX, and the interaction between Brown and Dennehy make up for minor weaknesses.

July 6, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
Georgia Straight

A mediocre sequel that lacks the punch of its highly entertaining predecessor.

February 17, 2006 | Rating: 5/10

Lacks the spark and flair of the original.

April 10, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Audience Reviews for F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion


Half-hearted followup to the first film isn't nearly as good.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

This sequel is more exciting and great special effects with Bryan Brown than the original. Brown seeks the help of ex-cop Brian Dennehy when he gets into trouble.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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