Street Kings 2: Motor City


Street Kings 2: Motor City

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When a ruthless killer begins stalking his team, Detroit Narcotics Detective Marty Kingston (Ray Liotta) teams with a hot-shot homicide detective to root out the madman before he can strike again. Just as the pair begins to unearth some concrete evidence, however, they stumble into a massive conspiracy that threatens to tip the balance of power in favor of the corrupt, dimming the last rays of hope in a once-proud city. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Ray Liotta
as Det. Marty Kingston
Shawn Hatosy
as Dan Sullivan
Clifton Powell
as Sgt. Greene
Linda Boston
as Capt. Walker
Inbar Lavi
as Leila Sullivan
Kevin Chapman
as Detective Jimmy Rogan
Scott Norman
as Sal Quintana
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Critic Reviews for Street Kings 2: Motor City

All Critics (3)

  • Filled with bad dialogue and line delivery meant to pay a mortgage rather than win any awards, this movie is really only something a fan of the genre could love.

    Oct 2, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Street Kings 2 treads common ground, but it does its best on a limited budget, providing some noteworthy thrills.

    May 16, 2011 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…
  • Though it eventually succumbs to the worst habits of the genre, most of the picture delivers the basics with a welcome spark...pleases more than it aggravates, which is a feat DTV product rarely accomplishes.

    Apr 26, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Street Kings 2: Motor City

  • Jan 02, 2012
    I am not a great fan of Ray Liotta since Seinfield made fun of him in the B Movie :-)... joking... but I really never thought of him as a great actor. In this movie he did well enough that we can say that the film is successfully delivering intense and electrifying performance - just enough for a positive review! Liotta plays Detroit detective Marty Kingston, the leader of an undercover narcotics team, whose members are being systematically murdered one by one... Kingston joins forces with young (and cocky) homicide detective, but neither of them is prepared for the shocking corruption their investigation will uncover... The film is a sequel in name only, as it takes place in Detroit rather than Los Angeles and only Clifton Powell returns from the first film's cast... Enough said! Very formulaic for most of its running time and it doesn't offer anything that hasn't been done to death within the genre already. Not terrible and worth a look if you enjoyed the first one... if you didn't, skip it!
    Panta O Super Reviewer
  • Sep 18, 2011
    The best thing there is to say about Street Kings 2 is that it's mostly watchable, but never original and never all that interesting. As you would expect it has nothing to do with the original, save a similar plot line. As a big Ray Liotta fan I was disappointed, he wasn't given a script or surrounding cast that would bring the best out of him. The script in particular had clunky dialogue and numerous clichà (C) moments. Had it not taken itself so seriously, and been more gritty and less formulaic, it could've been something.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 12, 2011
    I think it goes without saying the first Street Kings is better. Maybe I'm biased. The first one was based in LA and featured a slew of celebrity cameos from familiar actors and rappers whereas this sequel is based in Detroit with completely different characters, only four of which I actually recognize. I did enjoy this film, but its a plot that could've easily been used on an episode of, say, Southland. Which brings me to my next issue: Shawn Hatosy just seemed to be playing a calmer version of his cop character from the TV series, minus the crazy wife or calming partner. This is one of those movies you watch late at night when nothing else is on and you're just in the mood for a cop drama. There was nothing very remarkable about this film, it was light on laughs, and the violence was what you'd expect in a cop film. Again, I might just be losing interest in cop films due to the advent of CSI, Law & Order and the like. I was entertained, but I see why it was straight-to-DVD. It was nothing special.
    Remi L Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2011
    I can see why this went straight to DVD. It is not a patch on the original and I found is slow, devoid of any real excitement or narrative and downright boring. It pays no homage to the original either, except for name only and in these cases the end product is usually dire. One of the few films where I have not cared about the characters or plots and just wanted it to end so I can do something better.
    Ian W Super Reviewer

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