67

Tampa Bay Times

By Steve Persall
The relevant question now isn't who John Galt is, but how much demand there will be for what the producers supply.
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For some, Atlas Shrugged Part II is a ridiculous movie. For others, it's scripture.
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40

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The producers are going to have to hire a better director if they want moviegoers to be curious enough about this Galt guy to buy a ticket for the presumptive third and final chapter.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
This middle portion of an intended trilogy will only play to the converted who have already seen Part I, and then only to the most gullible among them who will swallow mediocre filmmaking for the sake of ideology.
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40

Variety

By Dennis Harvey
Has a whole new director, cast and crew, with slightly higher production polish and more familiar faces onscreen. Nonetheless, it's consistent with its predecessor as a somewhat awkward translation of Ayn Rand's 1957 novel to our current era, handled with bland telepic-style competency.
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38

Washington Post

Everything about it screams mid-20th century. Rather than refresh the cast with new actors, the producers would have done better to just digitally reanimate Patricia Neal and Gary Cooper, the stars of the 1949 adaptation of Rand's "The Fountainhead."
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30

Los Angeles Times

Budgetary constraints aside, director John Putch struggles to find balance or generate a single spark from the clunky mix of romance, political diatribe and thriller.
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30

Village Voice

Seriously, if this is the best promotion of itself that the free market can manage, it really would benefit from the help of a Ministry of Culture or something.
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Even if you overlooked the production values from a 1986 porno and special effects like something your nephew cooked up on his Mac, the movie's "Yay, money!" zingers are just a big bag of sad.
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20

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Atlas won't be the only one to shrug off this tiresome load.
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26 out of 100
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