Highlander II: The Quickening (Highlander 2)
Highlander II: The Quickening (Highlander 2) (1991)

Russell Mulcahy directed the sequel to his earlier Highlander in which Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert), now dwelling in a future world, battles to save the earth from the threat of a globe-covering shield.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 11, 1997
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Variety Staff
Variety

Audiences unfamiliar with the first film will be hard put to follow the action [from a story by Brian Clemens] as it incoherently hops about in time and space.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Mulcahy and company don't ask us to suspend disbelief; they ask us to pretend we've all had weed-whacker lobotomies.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film is desperately overplotted; events and years rush by and pile up like cars in an interstate wreck. It's also terribly overexplained.

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Time Out

Leaden, laden with effects, short on imagination.

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R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Feels more like a brainstorm exercise than a feature length film.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Another substandard sequel.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Highlander 2: The Quickening is the most hilariously incomprehensible movie I've seen in many a long day -- a movie almost awesome in its badness.

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Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com

Highlander 2 is a mess. Nevertheless, damn it, it's a gorgeous mess...incoherent, but a joy to stare at for 105 minutes, watching as a franchise is epically flushed down the toilet.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...[not] as bad as it's been made out to be over the years.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
The first Highlander was a terrific action, fantasy Science Fiction film that was highly entertaining, and delivered some impressive thrills, memorable action… More
James Alvarez
Highlander 2 is the reason people say "there can be only one." -some guy
Greg S
Opposed by a ruthless corporation, an Immortal investigates whether it's time to remove the ozone shield he suggested blanketing around the Earth, all… More
Conner Rainwater
Crazy and bizarre like the first, but this went too far and lost everyone with the opening sequence depicting a dystopian future and revalation that Connor… More
Al S
At one part of time i would of said this film was awful and was a dreadful attempt to continue a series and ruin is originality and mythology with its weak… More
Brian De Guelle
4 stars only for the renegade cut of the movie......very different movie.Ok still not that good but enteraining to watch.

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