Speed 2 - Cruise Control
Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 13, 1997
DVD Release Date: March 9, 1999
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Critic Score: 3% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Speed 2 falls far short of its predecessor, thanks to laughable dialogue, thin characterization, unsurprisingly familiar plot devices, and action sequences that fail to generate any excitement.

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

An ear-splitting amusement-park attraction posing as a movie.

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Keith Simanton
Seattle Times

[A] truly horrid sequel.

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Andy Klein
New Times

First, the good news: Unlike most action film sequels, Speed 2: Cruise Control is not a mere retread of the original. Now the bad news: Better it had been.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Speed 2 is frantic action, tinny dialogue, perfunctory characterization and tried-and-false plot pilferings.

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Stephen Thompson
AV Club

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?

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Dennis King
Tulsa World

There's very little to tell about the story that you can't figure out from the two-minute trailer.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

The human propensity to tamper with a good thing is probably ineluctable.

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Dan Webster
Spokesman-Review (Washington)

De Bont's annoyingly jerky camera seldom stays still, the personable and appealing Bullock is given virtually nothing to do, [and] the plot twists range from the incredible to the absurd.

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Flixster Audience Score: 16% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
'Die Hard on a bus' and now...yep you guessed it 'Die Hard on a boat', well cruise liner. I guess the first thing that instantly jumps out… More
Jim Careter
Mother of god who makes this shit, I would expect this crap from a Adam Sandler film, but Sandra Bullock?
Candy Rose
Not as good as the first movie. This time it's a speeding boat! Good cast.
Alex roy
Sequel to the awesome Speed, Speed 2 is a terrible film with bad acting, and rehashed ideas. Willem Dafoe is trying his best to prevent this film into sinking,… More
Lenny Muggsy
You can't franchise Speed in cruise control, no sperm in these germs.
Albert Kim
the definition of a crappy sequel

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