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  • Summary: F/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was the killer who killed Mike but Rollie knows itF/X man Rollie Tyler is now a toymaker. Mike, the ex-husband of his girlfriend Kim, is a cop. He asks Rollie to help catch a killer. The operation goes well until some unknown man kills both the killer and Mike. Mike's boss, Silak says it was the killer who killed Mike but Rollie knows it wasn't. Obviously, Silak is involved with Mike's death, so he calls on Leo McCarthy for help, and they discover it's not just Silak they have to worry about. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Jun 9, 2014
    80
    The craftsmanship that went into the making of this film has to have been formidable, yet a key part of its enjoyment is its throwaway, unpretentious charm.
  2. Reviewed by: Jay Carr
    Jun 9, 2014
    75
    Brown and Dennehy aren't teen-age, they're not mutants, they're not ninjas, they're not even turtles, but they're just as entertaining the second time around, and of how many sequels can that be said? [10 May 1991, p.30]
  3. Reviewed by: Clifford Terry
    Jun 9, 2014
    63
    FX 2 is entertaining enough, but lacks the zip and wit of the original.
  4. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jun 4, 2014
    50
    As long as it is fixated on gadgetry, FX2 is reasonably entertaining. But when the movie focuses on plot and character, it turns quite dotty in an amiable way.
  5. Reviewed by: Jay Boyar
    Jun 9, 2014
    50
    A big-screen version of a routine cop show that occasionally gets by on momentum from the original movie.
  6. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 4, 2014
    50
    There should be a special category for movies that are neither good nor bad, but simply excessive.
  7. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jun 9, 2014
    25
    Gradually, FX2 ties itself into a knot it can't undo even with the most desperate of measures. Everything is left hanging, and by the end the plotting is so clumsy it's embarrassing. [10 May 1991, p.E3]

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