Atlas Shrugged: Part II
Atlas Shrugged: Part II (2012)

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,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 12, 2012
DVD Release Date: February 19, 2013
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Critic Score: 4% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Poorly written, clumsily filmed and edited, and hampered by amateurish acting, Atlas Shrugged: Part II does no favors to the ideology it so fervently champions.

Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

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.

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Dennis Harvey

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.

Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

A greedy billionaire's most feverish nightmare realized with all the amateurish panache of a daytime soap opera.

Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Director John Putch struggles to find balance or generate a single spark from the clunky mix of romance, political diatribe and thriller.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
Philadelphia Inquirer

A disaster as a film, Atlas also is laughable in its presentation of Rand's ideology.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

There are ironic footnotes in cinema history because they champion the free market yet fail miserably in it.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

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.

Todd McCarthy
Hollywood Reporter

If the novel Atlas Shrugged is ultimate libertarian porn, then the first two installments of the screen adaptation are soggy softcore.

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Rob Humanick
Projection Booth

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
Ayn Rand's industrialists fight against the Fair Share Act, which further strangles the economy. First, the most unfortunate thing about this film was the… More
Dann Michalski
Atlas Shrugged II: The Strike is a compelling and provocative film that brings Ayn Rand's classic novel to life. The saga continues with Dagny Taggart and… More
Cynthia S.
What the heck happened here? They changed the actors for almost EVERY role from the part 1 of this saga. Whose bright idea was that?? This could have been an… More
Sylvester Kuo
Hold on a second critics! Just because you don't agree with Ayn Rand's philosophy doesn't mean you need to give it unrealistically low rating. I… More
Nate Zoebl
You'd think after the horrible and horribly boring Atlas Shrugged: Part One that a promised Part Two might just disappear into the ether. If only we could… More