The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day 2009

Critics score:
23 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel: The plot is an afterthought, the performances given with a wink and a clip-emptying flourish. Read more

A.O. Scott, At the Movies: I will not defend it as a good movie, but I have to say, I had a pretty good time at it. Read more

Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune: 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. Read more

Mike Hale, New York Times: Indulges in extreme movie love. Read more

Keith Uhlich, Time Out: Duffy orchestrates the resulting carnage like an inebriate spinning fourth-rate Peckinpah tales. Read more

Ty Burr, Boston Globe: [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? Read more

Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly: Earns points only for being remarkably unself-conscious about its across-the-board ineptitude. Read more

Jake Coyle, Associated Press: 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. Read more

Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times: Time may have healed some of Duffy's wounds, but it hasn't made him a better Tarantino knockoff, unfortunately. Read more

Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News: 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. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: A throwback picture that returns you to the late '90s, when every third filmmaker thought he was the next Quentin Tarantino. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: 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'. Read more

Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune: It's as if writer/director Troy Duffy threw every idea he had at the wall, creating a very messy wall. Read more

Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail: Imagine Quentin Tarantino if he got his brow lowered. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: 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. Read more

Peter Debruge, Variety: 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. Read more

Aaron Hillis, Village Voice: 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. Read more