The French Connection II
The French Connection II (1975)

This sequel to the Oscar-winning The French Connection picks up almost exactly where the earlier film leaves off. Still on the trail of drug kingpin Frog One (Fernando Rey), narcotics officer "Popeye" Doyle (Gene Hackman) leaves… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: May 21, 1975
DVD Release Date: September 25, 2001
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

French Connection II, sequel or no, comes off as more of a felt work, and what I make contact with through it is a director.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The last ten minutes are the best thing about it (that final shot is one of the best of the '70s), and it's no coincidence that in this ten minutes Frankenheimer returns to his technician passions.

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Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

If you take away comparisons with the original, it's a reasonably solid, if flawed, crime thriller; but it does shrink into the shadow cast by its vastly superior predecessor.

Dragan Antulov
Draxblog Movie Reviews

looks lost in space and time

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Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views

While it certainly is a couple of notches below its action classic original, French Connection II is still a darned good action film that maintains the core of its central character and has some added layers that are genuinely disturbing.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

More conventional than its predecessor, but it's still unconventional by the cop thriller standard set by a wash of anonymous, lesser films. [Blu-ray]

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Christopher Null

may wrap up the story the original began, but it just doesn't have the same magic

James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

you can't help but feel a sense of disillusionment ... because the finality of it is so harsh and so sudden that it draws your attention less to the idea of justice served than it does to the brute simplicity of violent retribution and the ultimately cycl

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Steve Crum

Nearly as high powered and gritty as the first 'Connection.'

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Not as exciting as the first installment (at least not until the final 15 minutes of the film), Perhaps too much time was spent on the addiction/recovery… More
Mister Caple
Released in the summer of 1975,Gene Hackman returns as hard-boiled NY Cop Popeye Doyle in the sequel to one of the greatest cop movies of all time.… More
Conner Rainwater
A great follow up to the first and in many ways just as entertaining. Itâ??s more about Popeye Doyle rather than the case, but thatâ??s basically what I would… More
Michael Gildea
Obviously not as good as the original, but better than a lot of sequels. The detox scene was great if nothing else.
xGary Xx
Incredibly grim sequel to one of the best hard-boiled cop movies of the 70s, Popeye Doyle blusters into France to find himself out of his depth and completely… More
Cameron Johnson
"French Connection II: Return of the Frogs"! If you want to get things done, then you need to go for the source, thus, this time around, good ol'… More