Death Wish II
Death Wish II (1982)

Paul Kersey's (Charles Bronson) self-appointed one-man vigilante squad goes bi-coastal in Michael Winner's sequel to his Death Wish. Kersey has taken up residence in Los Angeles, but lunatic violence follows him across the country… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 19, 1982
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

While the first film convinced me of Bronson's need for vengeance, this one is just a series of dumb killings.

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Time Out

Overall, it's as unstylish as anything Winner has put his name to.

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TV Guide

The language is filthy, the film is simpleminded, and Bronson's character is as despicable as those he murders.

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Entertainment Weekly

Shamelessly rehashed.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Even more foolish, more tacky and more selfrighteously inhumane than the 1974 melodrama off which it has been spun by the none-too-nimble fingers of Michael Winner.

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Cole Smithey


Variety Staff

The results are every bit as revolting as in the original 1974 jackpot fantasy.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

a strong, visceral experience that is not always comfortable to watch but pleasing to watch as the bad guys get what's coming to them

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

An unnecessary sequel, the first of too many.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
First sequel to the classic revenge action drama Death Wish is a step up in violence and action. Although not as great as the first, this film still manages to… More
Cassandra Maples
Be grateful for Michael Winner's sledgehammer sensitivity because it produced this classic. None of Paul Kersey's (Charles Bronson) remaining… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Weak entry in the series, still has plenty of good deaths.
David Ladd
Some spoilers here********************************* Paul Kersey, Charles Bronson, after a brief stay in Chicago has transfered his architecture firm to L.A… More
Brian De Guelle
More brutal than the first one and the violent crank up a notch.But at times plays very cartoonsh with action sences.Micheal winner make los angeles of the… More
xGary Xx
The original was a brutal but decent revenge thriller, but the sequels are more Seven Seagal than Dirt Harry and they get worse as they go along. As such, this… More