Predator 2 (1990) - Rotten Tomatoes

Predator 2 (1990)




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Movie Info

This special effects-heavy science fiction sequel moves the action from the first film's Amazon forest to the urban jungle of L.A. Danny Glover stars as Lt. Mike Harrigan, an LAPD detective baffled by his latest case, the ritualistic slaughter of several drug dealers by a devastating killer who leaves no traces. As Harrigan and his partners, Danny Archuletta (Ruben Blades), Leona Cantrell (Maria Conchita Alonso), and Jerry Lambert (Bill Paxton), try to figure out who or what killed the criminals, FBI investigator Stephen Keyes (Gary Busey) attempts to warn the team away from investigating further. When two of his team are killed in a particularly grisly way, Harrigan uncovers the truth -- their quarry is an alien creature that hunts humans for sport. Attracted to violence, its latest choice of prey is gun-toting Jamaican drug dealers. Keyes and his team know all about the nasty extraterrestrial and its bloody pastime because they've been studying it for ten years, and they've come up with a possible means of dispatching the beast. When that plan backfires, however, it comes down to Harrigan and an extremely irritated otherworldly foe, slugging it out in a rooftop confrontation. ~ Karl Williams, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Jim Thomas, John Thomas
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 4, 2003
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment - Official Site


Danny Glover
as Lieutenant Mike Harr...
Gary Busey
as Peter Keyes
Ruben Blades
as Danny Archuleta
Bill Paxton
as Jerry Lambert
Robert Davi
as Heinemann
Kent McCord
as Captain Pilgrim
Calvin Lockhart
as King Willie
Steve Kahan
as Sergeant
Henry Kingi
as El Scorpio
Corey Rand
as Ramon Vega
Lilyan Chauvin
as Irene Edwards
Teri Weigel
as Colombian Girl
Stephen Kahan
as Sergeant
Louis Eppolito
as Patrolman
Julian Reyes
as Juan Beltran
Carl Pistilli
as Cop on Phone
Ron Moss
as Jerome
Lou Eppolito
as Patrolman
Diana James
as Leona's Friend
Beth Kanar
as Woman Officer
William R. Perry
as Subway Gang Leader
Alex Chapman
as Subway Gang Member
Gerard G. Williams
as Subway Gang Member
John Cann
as Subway Gang Member
Michael Papajohn
as Subway Gang Member
Casey Sander
as Federal Team Member
Pat Skipper
as Federal Team Member
Carmine Zozzora
as Federal Team Member
Chuck Boyd
as Reporter
Billy Williams
as Paramedic
Jim Ishida
as Reporter
Lucinda Weist
as Reporter
Paolo Tocha
as Detective
Nick Corri
as Detective
Tom Finnegan
as Officer
as Jamaican
Ronn Moss
as Jerome
Jeffrey Reed
as Jamaican
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News & Interviews for Predator 2

Critic Reviews for Predator 2

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | November 21, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Overall it's a timid and inferior follow-up to the more exciting predecessor, but it does strive for new ideas...

Full Review… | August 17, 2012
Cinema Crazed

Rarely does a sequel outdo its predecessor in every way. Predator 2 is one of that rare breed.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Georgia Straight

Undeniably bad, but sort of a nice try. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | June 28, 2009
Groucho Reviews

A gritty, entertaining, and action-packed follow up

May 6, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Predator 2


The core conceit of the Predator franchise (the hunted victims are prepared for a fight, different than most horror films, right?: " ... didn't expect that monster was actually trying to KILL us", hence upping the anxiety quotient) is discarded for the following feature, successfully ruining the supposed gist of the proceedings and reducing this to a simple us-against-them typical monster piece despite the top heavy cast.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Its a shame that 'Predator 2' doesn't meet to the same standards as Schwarzenegger's action filled gore fest. Having Jamacian gangsters didn't help either, with stereotypes or story. The only highlight is having 'Lethal Weapon's Danny Glover and Bill Paxton (Aliens). Overall, what this film did wrong was creating the spin off universe of 'Aliens Vs Predator'.

Samuel Riley
Samuel Riley

Super Reviewer


Not as good as the original but the urban location, original casting of some great character actors, new look predator, new weaponry and amazing take your breath away action with an excellent ending leaves you wanting more hunting action.
Top notch visuals and effects with some lovely over the top cliched characters all add up to a film just out of the 80's but clearly living the dream hehe. Plus you've got 'Private Hudson' incarnated again (he's also come back as a vampire in 'Near Dark') to take on predators ;)

A rip roaring violent, bloody and foul mouthed masterpiece that is criminally underrated.

Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Predator 2 Quotes

The Predator: Want some candy?
– Submitted by George H (3 years ago)
Danny Archuletta: A pro would have split the moment the action started. More than one we would have seen them. Whoever did this waited until the last second, took out six guys armed with machine guns by hand, then got by us. Maybe we should give him a job. Put him on the payroll.
– Submitted by ethan t (3 years ago)
King Willie: You never see the eyes of the demon until he comes a calling.
– Submitted by Marc S (3 years ago)
The Predator: Take your weapon.
– Submitted by Javis C (4 years ago)

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