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Highlander 2: The Quickening Reviews

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R. L. Shaffer
November 6, 2010
Feels more like a brainstorm exercise than a feature length film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Brian Orndorf
November 3, 2010
Highlander 2 is a mess. Nevertheless, damn it, it's a gorgeous mess...incoherent, but a joy to stare at for 105 minutes, watching as a franchise is epically flushed down the toilet.
Full Review | Original Score: C-

TV Guide
February 25, 2009
The film is desperately overplotted; events and years rush by and pile up like cars in an interstate wreck. It's also terribly overexplained.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Variety Staff
February 25, 2009
Audiences unfamiliar with the first film will be hard put to follow the action [from a story by Brian Clemens] as it incoherently hops about in time and space.
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Time Out
August 16, 2007
Leaden, laden with effects, short on imagination.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
February 18, 2005
Another substandard sequel.
| Original Score: 2/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 2, 2004
...[not] as bad as it's been made out to be over the years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christopher Null
July 13, 2004
Incomprehensible doesn't even begin to explain it. This movie is the equivalent of the "Hey look over there!" gag. You look, and the guy you wanted to beat up has run away.
| Original Score: 1/5
Carlo Cavagna
November 26, 2003
The director's cut elevates this misconceived sequel from one of the worst stinkers ever to merely dreadful.
| Original Score: D-
Widgett Walls
August 20, 2003
Beyond redemption.
| Original Score: 0/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 13, 2002
It would be best if we all just agree amongst ourselves that this movie never happened.
| Original Score: 0/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Highlander 2: The Quickening is the most hilariously incomprehensible movie I've seen in many a long day -- a movie almost awesome in its badness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Mulcahy and company don't ask us to suspend disbelief; they ask us to pretend we've all had weed-whacker lobotomies.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Louis Black
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The acting is terrible,with Connery, at his lowest common denominator, stealing the show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
In short, lots of action and wild stunts, lame comedy and a story that makes no sense whatsoever.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 1, 2000
It would be much more fun to see the film makers point fingers at each other over why this sequel is so bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 13, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
December 25, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
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