The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day Reviews

  • Earns points only for being remarkably unself-conscious about its across-the-board ineptitude.

    Adam Markovitz — Entertainment Weekly

  • Indulges in extreme movie love.

    Mike Hale — New York Times

  • [It] 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?

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • 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.

    Aaron Hillis — Village Voice

  • 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.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • Can you fly forward through the air while firing two heavy-duty handguns without your arms jerking back and smacking you in the chin? Would that violate one of Newton's laws? Just askin'.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • Writer-director Troy Duffy needs to YouTube himself a new idea or two, because his variations on themes provided by Quentin Tarantino and Guy "RocknRolla" Ritchie are pure mold.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • It's as if writer/director Troy Duffy threw every idea he had at the wall, creating a very messy wall.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • The film's style mirrors that of the original, which was already late to the Reservoir Dogs ripoff party and feels doubly dated now, with Duffy still relying on his old trick of cranking up the heavy metal and techno music to boost excitement.

    Peter Debruge — Variety

  • A throwback picture that returns you to the late '90s, when every third filmmaker thought he was the next Quentin Tarantino.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • The plot is an afterthought, the performances given with a wink and a clip-emptying flourish.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Bold prediction: At his current glacial pace of progress, Troy Duffy is likely to write and direct the great Irish-American payback movie sometime in the year 2049.

    Peter Howell — Toronto Star

  • Imagine Quentin Tarantino if he got his brow lowered.

    Stephen Cole — Globe and Mail

  • If Duffy's decade away has proved to be a humbling experience, you wouldn't know it from this bloated follow-up, which tonally goes all over the place, but its primary direction is over the top.

    Michael Rechtshaffen — Hollywood Reporter

  • Cloaking vigilante justice (not to mention casual racism and homophobia) in religion eventually turns Boondock Saints from merely a bad movie to a distasteful one.

    Jake Coyle — Associated Press

  • Time may have healed some of Duffy's wounds, but it hasn't made him a better Tarantino knockoff, unfortunately.

    Robert Abele — Los Angeles Times

  • [Norman] Reedus pretty much captures the entire film with his signature line: "Let's do some gratuitous violence."

    Sean Axmaker —

  • For fans of the original underground hit, the sequel we were all wishing for has arrived.

    Kevin A. Ranson —

  • "There's not a bigger '**** you!' from Hollywood than when they say: 'Eh, we're not going to release this film,'" "The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day" star Sean Patrick Flanery said in an interview.

    Adam Fendelman —

  • If you liked the original "The Boondock Saints," you won't want to miss this one.

    Linda Cook — Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

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