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  • Summary: The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Unemployment has risen to 24%. Gas is now $42 per gallon. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear at the hands of the unknown. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis - found abandoned amongst the ruins of a once productive factory, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. But, the motor is dead... there is no one left to decipher its secret... and, someone is watching. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good. Who is John Galt? [The Strike Productions] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 6 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Oct 12, 2012
    67
    The relevant question now isn't who John Galt is, but how much demand there will be for what the producers supply.
  2. Reviewed by: Wesley Morris
    Oct 12, 2012
    50
    For some, Atlas Shrugged Part II is a ridiculous movie. For others, it's scripture.
  3. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Oct 17, 2012
    40
    The producers are going to have to hire a better director if they want moviegoers to be curious enough about this Galt guy to buy a ticket for the presumptive third and final chapter.
  4. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    Oct 12, 2012
    38
    Everything about it screams mid-20th century. Rather than refresh the cast with new actors, the producers would have done better to just digitally reanimate Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper, the stars of the 1949 adaptation of Rand's "The Fountainhead."
  5. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Oct 18, 2012
    30
    Budgetary constraints aside, director John Putch struggles to find balance or generate a single spark from the clunky mix of romance, political diatribe and thriller.
  6. Reviewed by: Alan Scherstuhl
    Oct 16, 2012
    30
    Seriously, if this is the best promotion of itself that the free market can manage, it really would benefit from the help of a Ministry of Culture or something.
  7. Reviewed by: Scott Tobias
    Oct 12, 2012
    0
    The specific problem with Part II is that a second act of huffery and puffery don't get it anywhere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. Oct 14, 2012
    10
    If you are interested in our country and the upcoming election, you must see Atlas Shrugged II. As you watch this movie and are unable to compare it to what is happening to this country then you obviously are not paying attention. Scary what this woman was able to see coming! Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2012
    9
    Left wing media and critics don't want you to see this, but it's an awesome movie. Particularly given what's happening today. Remarkable that she wrote the novel 50 years ago. And by the way, you don't need to see Part One first, this movie stands on its own. Expand
  3. Oct 13, 2012
    9
    Overall, avery nice movie. The major negative would be that if you do not have an open mind to a differing viewpoint you might perceive this as threatening your basic beliefs. But if you value diversity in the expression of those ideas, I believe that you will enjoy this experience. Expand
  4. Mar 23, 2013
    2
    Stiffest movie I saw in a looooong time. In fact the second part comes off more like an episode of Seth McFarlane's protagonist from "American Dad" in that a series of unbelievable events make up a satire of conservative soup/world views, except the point is *yawn* huh?? If part 1 was to be rated side by side with this movie it would win 10:1... so I thought the first movie had at least some good story development and character and was very disappointed with the current cast and screenwriting to be honest I had to fight to stay awake... Expand
  5. Jul 8, 2013
    0
    Another boring science fiction movie about the grossly inflated importance of those who hold the most capital. The first one wasn't bad enough. Seriously why do fringe ideologues, such as Greens and Libertarians, rely on science fiction technology to make their argument? The Greens think there is a oil company conspiracy holding the electric car back, the Libertarians think there is a government conspiracy holding the electric train back. Expand
  6. Nov 4, 2012
    0
    Nothing new in Atlas Shrugged: Part 2. Still one of the crappiest movies since Part 1. It's even more crappier than Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star. Don't even think about Parts 3 or 4. Expand
  7. Oct 13, 2012
    0
    A cult movie - one that's actually intended for members of a cult. If you're not already a True Believer in the cult of teen fave Ayn Rand, and her tinker-toy theories of life, this movie offers you nothing but boring, ham-handed attempts indoctrination taken by the gallon from one of the most ridiculous novels ever written. There's a reason Part 1 bombed, and it's the same reason this one is bombing too. If, however, you have taken the Ayn oath and see the world on Rand-o-vision, then you'll probably give it a 10. Expand

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