Atlas Shrugged: Part II
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Atlas Shrugged: Part II
The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Seriously, if this is the best promotion of itself that the free market can manage, it really would benefit from the help of a Ministry of Culture or something."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"It's consistent with its predecessor as a somewhat awkward translation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel to our current era, handled with bland telepic-style competency."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"There are ironic footnotes in cinema history because they champion the free market yet fail miserably in it."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The film's excruciating unwatchability transcends politics."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"A niche movie on a par with any cheapjack faith-based picture, which is why it resembles one -- and only the most ardently faithful need apply."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Director John Putch struggles to find balance or generate a single spark from the clunky mix of romance, political diatribe and thriller."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"A disaster as a film, Atlas also is laughable in its presentation of Rand's ideology."
‑ Tirdad Derakhshani, Philadelphia Inquirer
"The Bad Boys II of ****ty propaganda films, morally and aesthetically corrupt yet compulsively watchable in the broad strokes. Somewhere, in heaven, Eisenstein is laughing. Hard."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Atlas won't be the only one to shrug off this tiresome load."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It's still kinda bad, but at least this movie won't be an industry punchline for years to come. ... Oh, what a difference competence makes."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"The producers are going to have to hire a better director if they want moviegoers to be curious enough about this Galt guy to buy a ticket for the presumptive third and final chapter."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"If the novel Atlas Shrugged is ultimate libertarian porn, then the first two installments of the screen adaptation are soggy softcore."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter
"The acting is better than in Part 1 but the fact this is the middle segment leaves the audience that might like it dissatisfied"
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Rand's detractors will hate the movie as much as they do her, but her fans will be satisfied ..."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The portrait of American gloom and doom has its layers of meanings and philosophies, but I'd rather approach Atlas as a clumsy B-movie with occasional entertainment value."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
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