The French Connection II1975
The French Connection II (1975)
Critic Consensus: Flawed and more conventional than its predecessor, French Connection II still offers a wealth of dynamic action and gritty characterizations.
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as Alain Charnier
as General Brian
as Old Lady
as Old Pro
as Young Tail
as Inspector Genevoix
as Dutch Captain
as Doyle Kidnapper
as 1st Guard Hotel Tangers
as Japanese Captain
as Dumpy Policeman
Critic Reviews for The French Connection II
Frankenheimer's directorial touches abound in this, his best picture in years.
It is a free-standing picture, a striking and strongly entertaining work on its own terms, different in setting.
"French Connection II" is ruthless, raunchy, profane, and powerful - in some important ways, superior to the original.
Audience Reviews for The French Connection II
Not as exciting as the first installment (at least not until the final 15 minutes of the film), Perhaps too much time was spent on the addiction/recovery aspects of the story, and I did not feel the international political intrigue was played up as well as it might have been. Still, it is a worthy sequel.
A great follow up to the first and in many ways just as entertaining. Itâ€™s more about Popeye Doyle rather than the case, but thatâ€™s basically what I would want. Gene Hackman plays the character so well that you could watch him for hours and not get tired. I love the fact that it actually ties into the first one without becoming dependent on it. While it might have the same look, itâ€™s a very different film. The characters change and it becomes more about revenge. The heroin scenes really do have an effect on you and I think itâ€™s a step that was necessary to make it as gritty as the original. Definitely a great movie that can stand on its own as a crime epic.
Incredibly grim sequel to one of the best hard-boiled cop movies of the 70s, Popeye Doyle blusters into France to find himself out of his depth and completely ineffectual in this strange land. Add to this the humiliation of being kidnapped and completely broken by the bad guy who deliberately hooks him on heroin, and a wrath-filled vengeance is assured. Sometimes difficult to watch, but a powerful sequel.
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