F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion
F/X 2: The Deadly Art of Illusion (1991)

A special effects expert agrees to help the police catch a serial killer, but becomes a patsy for corrupt cops.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 10, 1991
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2000
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

There should be a special category for movies that are neither good nor bad, but simply excessive.

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

The plot twists, the originality of the FX, and the interaction between Brown and Dennehy make up for minor weaknesses.

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Scott Weinberg

Fairly uninspired sequel to a movie that didn't really need one.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The nifty 1986 sleeper hit F/X was followed by this ridiculous, implausible yet occasionally exciting yarn.

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Chuck O'Leary

A mediocre sequel that lacks the punch of its highly entertaining predecessor.

Richard Freedman
Tulsa World

F/X fans will find themselves enjoying more than a mere sense of deja-vu.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Lacks the spark and flair of the original.

Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This sequel is more exciting and great special effects with Bryan Brown than the original. Brown seeks the help of ex-cop Brian Dennehy when he gets into… More
Brendan Nicholls
It's quite common to try and cash in on a film that dared to try something. The problem with this sequel is the lack of story and underwritten characters.… More
Anthony Valletta
Half-hearted followup to the first film isn't nearly as good.