Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 13 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    The result isn’t art but it is an improvement: a scurrilous, lowdown, sub-Tarantino action comedy that, unlike the original, doesn’t make you want to claw your eyes out. How’s that for praise?
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Hale
    Like its predecessor, All Saints Day will, if nothing else, be a cult item for Roman Catholic schoolboys; the next sequel, blatantly set up, should arrive no later than 2019.
  3. The only truly ugly side to this self-consciously grimy movie is the streak of Neanderthal humor. Operatic overacting is funny. Racist and homophobic jokes? Not so much.
  4. 38
    You wouldn't call The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day a taut thriller. More like a fleshy, messy, jangled frenzy of shootouts and much discussion about the mechanics of romantic entanglements that bloom between prison inmates.
  5. The Boondock Saints II does, from time to time, display a vulgar charm. Or maybe it just wears you out.
  6. Although the Tarantino influence still is tangible, this time around Duffy reveals himself to also be a big Francis Ford Coppola fan, but the cartoonish end result plays like "Godfather III" meets the Three Stooges.
  7. Reviewed by: Aaron Hillis
    John Woo outgrew stylizing movies like this in the '90s, but Duffy is still chasing his perfect slide-and-shoot, except now with more self-satisfied posturing, awkward pop-culture referencing, casual homophobia and racism, and the most vulgar co-opting of religious iconography this side of Dan Brown.
  8. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Duffy tamps down his best instincts -- occasional wry humor and the appealingly oddball supporting character (Willem Dafoe last time, a bug-eyed Clifton Collins Jr. here as the MacManus' admiring Latino cohort) -- and doubles up on his worst: homophobic gags, tedious '90s-era slo-mo shootouts and overwrought gangster tropes.
  9. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Feels larger in scope yet sorely lacking in originality.
  10. 30
    After nine years, Duffy has coughed up a sequel, and like the first movie it's energetic, proudly juvenile, and reverently derivative.
  11. 25
    An idiotic ode to macho horseshite (to employ an ancient Irish word). It is however distinguished by superb cinematography.
  12. Just the same auld same auld.
  13. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    Earns points only for being remarkably unself-conscious about its across-the-board ineptitude.
  14. Only Billy Connolly, as the boys’ way-of-the-gun pa, brings a smidgen of sobering gravitas to the proceedings, though he can hardly counter the pounding hangover brought on by all the mock-virtuous butchery.
  15. Reviewed by: Sam Adams
    Duffy's inept command of actors, not to mention his utterly juvenile morality and his comically clumsy use of religious iconography, should keep all but the diehards away.
  16. 11
    Isn't for everyone, obviously; it might not be for anyone, come to think of it.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 97 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 35
  2. Negative: 16 out of 35
  1. JasonW
    Nov 21, 2009
    Low rent Tarentino-esk rip-off with a thin plot and bad accents Whats with all the morons I've seen with VERITAS / AEQUITAS tats? Jesus, is everyone a *beep* slave to mass-media these days? I have nothing against tattoos, but if you are going to get one at least try to make it original. Full Review »
  2. WillO.
    Oct 30, 2009
    Complete plastic Irish drivel from start to finish. Sub-normal fans of the original will probably like it but anyone with an IQ in at least double figures will hate it for what it is. Hey Troy, I'll have a beer and diet coke, keep the change you fool, cheers. Full Review »
  3. Tony
    Nov 13, 2009
    A good watch for the fans, but some of the magic is missing. The whole cast was pulled back in, the style was there but it's lacking that special something that made the first go from a B movie to a cult classic. Still worth going to see in theaters but I'd recommend a matinee. Full Review »