Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 Synopsis
Dagny Taggart (Samantha Mathis) discovers a possible solution to the world's energy crisis.
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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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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
For some, Atlas Shrugged Part II is a ridiculous movie. For others, it's scripture.
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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...
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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...
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By Dennis Harvey
Has a whole new director, cast and crew, with slightly higher production polish and more familiar faces onscreen. Nonetheless, it's...
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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...
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Los Angeles Times

Budgetary constraints aside, director John Putch struggles to find balance or generate a single spark from the clunky mix of romance,...
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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...
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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...
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Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Atlas won't be the only one to shrug off this tiresome load.
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Scariest film of the year!

By sharipierre
Rising gas pricing, increased government control, liberty taken, hell on Earth! This film was very well directed and a great continuation to one of the greatest fiction novels of all time. It...

If We As a Nation Fall It Will Come From Within

By frankdamb
Ayn Rand's master piece brought to life. For liberty to flourish people must be the master of their own lives and government the servant. Freedom is the tide that floats all boats....

entertaining and interesting

By movingmovies
this is a movie you won't want to miss as we go through this election cycle. It is interesting, has great actors and moves quickly. Be sure to see it....

Great movie; it should be a required watch for every voting citizen!

By nareitz
While there were several deviations from the book, the movie was awesome. It's stunning similarities to our current fiscal situation are uncanny. It is if Ayn Rand could see the future and predict...

A Must-See Movie for All Americans

By stevandittmer
Film was a great continuation. Story was very entertaining -- did not overdo the overt messages but they were there through the movie's first half. As the government oppression on business got more...

Atlas Shrugged II - can't wait for III

By bmemsley
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed Atlas Shrugged II. Script is close to Ann Rand's book. Hope that others who see the movie without reading the book are able to follow the frightening parallels to...


By last_paratrooper
ATLAS SHRUGGED: PART 2 WHO IS JOHN GALT? This is a must see movie that will open your eyes to the U.S. Governments systematic erosion of your constitutional rights and their ultimate goal of...

The "professional critics" are terrified that you might just do your own thinking!

By Ob1zenobi
Part 2 exceeded our expectations! Adapted to the change of cast better than expected, many performances were spot on. Of real value whether you have not yet read the book & /or missed Part 1. As...

Government is the problem

By BruceofTennessee
The movie does as good as it can with keeping up with the detail of the book. The characters seem more realistic than in part one. Dagney appears more as I envisioned here (In part one she was,...

Tautly produced and fast paced

By eugenegs
This film is done in the tradition of the romantically idealized style that provides larger than life characters acting in the real world to project the possible outcomes in our society if the...

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Rated PG-13 | For Brief Language