Strike Back: Vengeance (2012)


Strike Back

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Air date: Aug 17, 2012
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Scott & Stonebridge scour Africa in pursuit of a fresh covey of criminals--each vying for possession of a box of valuable nuclear-bomb triggers that could launch Armageddon--in Season 2 of the hit Cinemax series.


Sullivan Stapleton
as Damien Scott
Philip Winchester
as Michael Stonebridge
Amanda Mealing
as Col. Eleanor Grant
Rhona Mitra
as Rachel Dalton
Eva Birthistle
as Capt. Kate Marshall
Michelle Lukes
as Sgt. Julia Richmond
Dougray Scott
as James Leatherby
Milauna Jackson
as Kim Martinez
Zubin Varla
as Leo Kamali
Rhashan Stone
as Major Oliver Sinclair
Stephanie Vogt
as Christy Bryant
Shane Taylor
as Craig Hanson
Jimi Mistry
as Maj. Ashkani
Eamonn Walker
as Walter Lutulu
Paul Freeman
as Peter Evans
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Critic Reviews for Strike Back Vengeance

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

It's got game, but not much sense.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
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Fetch the popcorn, dude. It's time for things to start blowing up.

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It's all terribly unfeasible, but Tim Pigott-Smith leads a good support cast and, at least in this opening episode, there's little sex (there's usually loads) to distract from the shoot-'em-up action.

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Dressed to kill, to be sure, though never as nattily, cleverly or memorably as the immortal James Bond. But in between movies, these guys will do.

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It's in dealing with the emotional toll of the job where "Strike Back" really earns its money, in fact.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

"Strike Back" is the smartest action thriller on TV.

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The season has done a good job of establishing these problems.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fun even when it's ludicrous, forgivable when the clichés fly-well, I could tell you what happens next but then I'd have to kill you.

Mar 1, 2019 | Full Review…

A viewer can really feel it as having an stand-apart identity. Which is very important for an action series like this. Bullet storms and exotic locales can easily blend together and mean nothing if done poorly.

Mar 1, 2019 | Rating: 8.4/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Strike Back: Vengeance

  • Aug 13, 2016
    The best gets better....
  • Aug 05, 2016
    This centuries Professionals (UK series from the 80s).
  • Aug 03, 2015
    Season 2 of Strike Back takes place in Africa where Section 20 is chasing down nuclear triggers that could fall into the wrong hands. Stonebridge in episode one is training new recruits for special forces to save his marriage though his wife has lost the baby. Scott goes to rescue kidnapped diplomats & gets captured. Stonebridge's wife is shot & murdered leading him to return to Section 20. He decides to rescue Scott. As the kidnapper decides on what do with the triggers & captives, a new players enters the picture wanting to buy the triggers....everything goes wrong, a huge gun battle takes place as Scott & Stonebridge get the hostages out of harms way & find out that they have a new ally Rachel Dalton (who isn't show she says she is) who posed as one of the hostages, it turns out she is a military soldier for the British Government. Section 20 is in a precarious place as the British Military try to close down Section 20, but this Military Soldier stands by them & ends up heading Section 20, so she can go after the triggers. The triggers gets handed off from person to person until they end up in the hands of a man who is very rich philanthropist & wants them for a plot to change African politics....the action of the first season with a much better storyline, that comes together for a powerful action thriller that gets you wanting to see the next episode as they try Scott & Stonebridge try to prevent a nuclear incident & go after a philanthropist terrorist who has left a trail of bodies behind him of innocent people.

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