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The French Connection II Reviews

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April 9, 2020
I believe that The French Connection II is all about the slow-burn chase. And I believe the film succeeds in being its own unique thriller that doesn't mindlessly ape its predecessor.
December 3, 2019
Oftentimes the plot is sacrificed to an action statement... The acting, however, Is faultless.
March 14, 2015
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.
December 17, 2009
looks lost in space and time
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 1, 2009
may wrap up the story the original began, but it just doesn't have the same magic
| Original Score: 3/5
March 24, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 14, 2009
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.
March 11, 2009
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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2009
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.
Read More | Original Score: 73/100
February 22, 2009
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 2, 2007
Nearly as high powered and gritty as the first 'Connection.'
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 12, 2004
John Frankenheimer's ("The Manchurian Candidate") version outshines William Friedkin's 1971 original.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 23, 2004
I kept wondering why French Connection II hadn't stayed on location in New York, where Popeye belonged, instead of going to Marseille, a place it's patently clear no sane superior would ever send him.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2004
A classic with a terrifid car chase
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
Couldn't even hold the original film's hat, but earns points just for not sucking outright.
| Original Score: 3/5
October 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
July 23, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 28, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 18, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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