Speed 2 - Cruise Control
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Indications were that this action sequel was in trouble before production began, when the male lead from the first film, Keanu Reeves, declined a role in the follow-up. Sandra Bullock returns as Annie Porter, an accident-prone ditz who is thrilled when her boyfriend Alex (Jason Patric) presents her with two tickets for a cruise ship vacation to the Bahamas. The trip is a peace offering presented because Annie has just learned that Alex is a police officer who's been lying to her about his choice of profession. Little does the happy couple know that the disgruntled John Geiger (Willem… More

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Speed 2 is frantic action, tinny dialogue, perfunctory characterization and tried-and-false plot pilferings."
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"The human propensity to tamper with a good thing is probably ineluctable."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Speed 2's a test of patience."
‑ , Total Film
"A movie that is blessedly bad enough to ensure that there will be no Speed 3."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"The wind goes out of this tub's sails long before it reaches port."
‑ Rod Dreher, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"De Bont remains an expert director of action, but putting the reference to cruise control in the title serves as fair warning of an unengaged filmmaker on automatic pilot."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"In Speed 2, De Bont is, so to speak, at sea."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"It's all very disappointing."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Speed cost something like $30 million; this sequel cost four times as much. So why is it such a feeble, aimless piece of junk in comparison?"
‑ Stephen Thompson, AV Club
"By the time you get to rescue Annie from the madman one last time, it's time to check out."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"[A] truly horrid sequel."
‑ Keith Simanton, Seattle Times
"Speed 2 is the most exciting to date of this summer's big action pictures."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Action heroes are best when they are charming, winsome and witty. Bullock is inane, annoying and whiny."
‑ Michael Ollove, Baltimore Sun
"It's all idiotic but energetic, directed by Jan De Bont in his usual techno-action style."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"A witless, charmless actioner that even Bullock has distanced herself from -- and by the time it reaches the just plain silly finale, it isn't hard to see why."
‑ , Film4
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