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Maniac Cop 2 Reviews

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December 29, 2016
Respectable follow up to the first Maniac Cop slasher horror. Made in 1990!
The film stars Robert Davi (Sanchez, Licence To Kill) as a NYPD detective on the trail of the thought dead Maniac Cop from the first film.
The film as with the first has the feel of an eighties US TV show such as The A-Team complete with slow motion car chases and station wagons flying through the air!
'Semi-memorable' scenes include an outrageous attack on a police station by the Maniac Cop that brings back memories of the John Carpenter classic 'Assault On Precinct 13.'
Where as Bond achieves there Bondage (Mads Mikkelson in Rogue One etc). Davi follows up his Bond effort with this straight to video garbage!
½ June 5, 2016
What a great sequel for a slasher. Sleazy, funny, action packed. It's rare you get this quality follow up to this type of movie. It probably helps that all the same elements came back for this one.
½ March 6, 2016
Surprisingly good for a sequel to an 80s horror movie.
½ January 12, 2016
Better Than First Cause Higher Body Count!
August 21, 2015
An improvement over the first film, but still nothing special to make it worthy of a big time slasher. The action is entertaining, but that is really all Maniac Cop 2 has going for it.
½ January 27, 2015
More a movie of cars crashing into eachother than an actual plot. Some cool scenes and a Michael bay esque finale.
November 29, 2014
The maniac cop is back in one swashbuckling horror sequel that will keep u on the edge of a roller coaster ride.
Super Reviewer
October 12, 2014
Like most propulsive action pictures, the sordidly jaunty 'Maniac Cop 2' starts with an in media action extravaganza that recaps the first film and it barrels forward with a brute-force velocity that totally supersedes its ignoble predecessor. From the onset, the cinematography is more burnished with the camera gliding through a squad car graveyard until it lands on Matt Cordell's (Robert Z'Dar) phantom mode of transportation. A morbid monologue from a blind newsstand proprietor is a shrewdly written deduction for psychologist Susan Riley's (Claudia Christian) investigation. Bar none, the stuntwork is not feigned and action junkies can rejoice at their balletic resilience (ex. In an unbroken shot, a felon vaults out of a fire escape and onto the roof of a van before rolling onto the asphalt). A car chase with a taxicab on its rims is a humdinger and then it's followed with an even more nail-biting scene with Christian handcuffed to the steering column of a car in neutral. In the tradition of Janet Leigh, loose-end protagonists are slain within the first quarter. Robert Davi is his flinty best and Leo Rossi (with the bearded simulacrum of a deadly Grizzly Adams) is rabidly teeth-gnashing as the serial killer Turkell. Turkell's misalliance with Cordell is akin to the loquacious weasel Buscemi and the tacit psychopath Stormare in 'Fargo'. Somehow a zombie Cordell nonchalantly shambling through door frames in a precinct shootout is fodder for a dynamic action sequence. In quintessential slasher movie fashion, a Molotov cocktail can't stymie Cordell's spree and his flame-engulfed rampage through Sing Sing is utterly dazzling. No delusions of loftiness here; 'Maniac Cop 2' is a rarefied sequel that simply sizzles above the ashes of the original.
October 4, 2014
A decent follow-up to the first Maniac Cop movie, although it could have used more Bruce Campbell.
August 7, 2014
Part.two was.just as good
May 24, 2014
With the pain of the first instalment a fading memory of a few years back now I watched the second only to be surprised by a increased quality of B movie here. Some intense action sequences (taxi attack specifically) are inventive and approaching the level of competency you'd see from the heights of the horror mainstays. That being said the undead killer cop (essentially Jason in a police uniform) has a rather odd motivation. I'm not entirely sure that a good cop framed for murder leading to his death in jail would really come back and murder, in many cases, good cops unconnected to his framing as revenge.
April 30, 2014
Matt Cordell is back and better than ever! Maniac Cop 2 leaves off right where the first ended. In part, Cordell gets a psycho stripper killer buddy, goes on a rampage, gets the ultimate revenge and finally gets what he deserves in this "even better than the first one" sequel. This film is more serious than part 1, as well as more entertaining. There is kind of a second story intertwined with the main and they eventually meet up at some point. Overall a great watch! Be sure to check out the rap song during the end credits as well for a good laugh!
March 25, 2014
Precious example of the picks-up-right-where-the-last-one-left-off horror. Pretty nice sequel that changes it's plot in midstream.
½ January 1, 2014
Maniac Cop 2 picks up right where the original Maniac Cop left off. A slight bit of time has passed, but we're still with the same characters who quickly meet their fates as we realize that the crazed policeman is back for more vengeance upon the people who wronged him and clean up the streets with his own brand of justice. Although many feel that this film is better than the original (including the director), I would have to disagree. The film is enjoyable and has some great stuff in it, including Leo Rossi's character, but it doesn't seem to have as much teeth to the drama as the first film. We start to feel more sympathy for the character, and that's always a mistake in sequels to horror movies, if you ask me. His look is a bit sillier this time around, too. This is another fine cast though: Robert Davi, Claudia Christian, Michael Lerner, Leo Rossi, Charles Napier, and a small part by Clarence Williams III. Both Bruce Campbell and Laurene London return to reprise their roles from the first film though. Robert Z'Dar returns to his role, and there's even a cameo by Sam Raimi. All things considered, the film is a lot of fun, but it's not nearly as memorable and as dynamic as the first. But it's definitely a better sequel than the one that followed.
½ December 13, 2013
More of the same in this gritty sequel, with some new faces and less Bruce Campbell (unfortunately). Still, an enjoyable return nonetheless with great action scenes and bigger body count! The fantastic Leo Rossi was a treat to watch as always!
½ July 1, 2013
Not as good of a story as the first, and Bruce Campbell's character was killed off too fast. The film takes a different turn from the first, which ultimately is a lackluster. The characters are alright enough, and it still retains much of the same atmosphere, but it isn't as enjoyable as the first.
June 25, 2013
Matt Cordell is back and is still intent with getting his revenge on those who framed him, by killing at random on the the streets of the big apple. Robert Davi takes over the reigns from Campbell and is given the task of hunting down this lunatic. Davi is a quality replacement for Campbell and Leo Rossi is the balls as Cordell's serial killing sidekick and is a somewhat redneck version of Alan from 'The Hangover'. Comedy gold and a worthy sequel.
May 11, 2013
The final 15 or 20 minutes or so is worth it if you're a pyro. Lot of cliches and rip-offs of other horror films of the past all rolled into one crazy mess that doesn't mean much at all. Like the first one it's basically Michael Myers as a cop. But this is the sequel and it acts like one. Doesn't live up to the first one's "originality" (wasn't much there to begin with) but it finds a way to make itself known in a vast sea of mediocrity and total shit in the horror sequel subgenre portion of hell.
Super Reviewer
February 2, 2013
A decent sequel to the first film, picking up from where the last movie left off, this time, Maniac cop not only kills cops but also saves criminals. Despite being more action packed, the reusing of old footage bugs me plenty. it's not as good as the first film, but it's not too bad either.
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