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

At the end of Highlander, Juan Ramirez (Sean Connery) died and Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) was rendered mortal. "Highlander 2: The Quickening begins in 1999 when Connor solves the problem of an ever-depleting ozone layer on… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 1, 1991
DVD Release Date: November 11, 1997
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Variety Staff

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

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

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

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: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Christopher Heim
The Renegade version of H2 is one of my favorite "so bad it's good" movies ever!!
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
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

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