Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

A sequel to the sci-fi action thriller that made him and star Arnold Schwarzenegger A-list Hollywood names, writer/director James Cameron upped the ante with this follow-up by employing a more sweeping storyline and cutting-edge special… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 3, 1991
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 93% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: T2 features thrilling action sequences and eye-popping visual effects, but what takes this sci-fi/ action landmark to the next level is the depth of the human (and cyborg) characters.

Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

Even though this movie was made nearly 30 years ago, almost nothing about it feels dated.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

A pop epiphany, marking that commercially creative point where the power of Hollywood meets the purity of myth.

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

embodies all that is great about summer movie thrills while also weaving through the various chase scenes, shoot-outs, and massive billowing explosions a genuine sense of human feeling and moral concern

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"The Terminator 2" is movie-making on a massive scale, packed dense with spectacular touches that are too many to describe - escape scenes, helicopter stunts and huge explosions.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Terminator 2 does work viscerally, however, and with this kind of movie, that's really what counts. No problemo.

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Nick Schager
The Daily Beast

Twenty-six years later, T2 has lost none of its thrilling power, feminist ferocity, and ominous foreboding-and seen on a big screen, it still puts most of its modern Hollywood progeny to shame.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Best of all, though, the level of tension in the film is palpable because we can`t figure out how Arnold is going to terminate the Terminator.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

The pathos of the film is the pathos of its leading character -- it is a magnificent machine, but a machine it remains.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Twenty-six years after its release on Independence Day weekend in 1991, it's difficult not to watch Terminator 2: Judgement Day through a scrim of irony.

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Even if it may feel a bit overlong, this fantastic sequel is perhaps even more thrilling than the first film, this time investing more in the action and… More
Eugene Bernabe
James Cameron's sci-fi action sequel is brilliant and well-crafted. T2: Judgment Day displays violence, drama and heart throughout, not to mention the… More
Tony Gandía
One of the most intelligent, imaginative and riveting sci-fi, action flicks to hit the screens ever, "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" is a classic without… More
xGary Xx
Along with Aliens, James Cameron has been responsible for two of the most inventive sequels around. This follow up to his own sci-fi classic The Terminator sees… More
KJ Proulx
"T2: Judgement Day" is the sequel that nobody in their right minds should have expected to be this entertaining. James Cameron takes every great… More
Melvin White
The Terminator: I swear I will not kill anyone. "This time there are two." Terminator 2: Judgement Day is every bit the classic the first… More