Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 22
  2. Negative: 14 out of 22
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  1. Reviewed by: Staff(not credited)
    60
    Speed 2 is a well-above-average armrest-gripper with little in it to upset the children excepting, perhaps, Dafoe's lengthy white teeth, and the fact that UB40 provide onboard cabaret.
  2. Despite huge resources at Mr. De Bont's disposal and the fact that both he and Ms. Bullock have achieved stellar status since ''Speed'' screeched onto movie screens, the sequel is still a B-movie at heart.
  3. It's all idiotic but energetic, directed by Jan De Bont in his usual techno-action style.
  4. 50
    The last half-hour is a decent enough ride, with Dafoe controlling the ship by Powerbook and product placement, while Bullock and Patric demonstrate the triumph of American gumption over high tech, the better to save all hands on deck.
  5. 50
    Nathanson's script has a disheartening let's get on with it air, and the film feels like marathon training...
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    50
    Lacking the manipulative structure of "Speed," which shrewdly interspersed rousing set pieces throughout the story, Speed 2 is vastly uneven, trying in its second hour to recoup energy and compensate the audience for all the exposition of the initial reels.
  7. 40
    Not nearly as clever at taxing the audience's knuckles as its forerunner, Speed 2 still manages to stay above board long enough to merit a look-see, if only to relish the once-in-a-lifetime pleasure of Mr. Dafoe and his pet leeches.
User Score
1.9

Overwhelming dislike- based on 75 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. sLm
    Sep 23, 2012
    5
    Just 3 words: Mobile phones existed?
  2. Aug 17, 2015
    8
    best thing about this movie was temura Morrison and his acting but the plot was week but i recommend watching this movie with your girl friendbest thing about this movie was temura Morrison and his acting but the plot was week but i recommend watching this movie with your girl friend its fine then Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2015
    6
    Seen it years ago, but I need a re-watch before a proper review can be added... Not as good as the original "Speed" was: I sorely missed KeanuSeen it years ago, but I need a re-watch before a proper review can be added... Not as good as the original "Speed" was: I sorely missed Keanu Reeves, and the plot wasn't that good either. Full Review »