Atlas Shrugged

Part II
(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Atlas Shrugged

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Part two of Ayn Rand's groundbreaking novel. The global economy is on the brink of collapse. Brilliant creators, from artists to industrialists, continue to mysteriously disappear. Dagny Taggart, Vice President in Charge of Operations for Taggart Transcontinental, has discovered what may very well be the answer to a mounting energy crisis, a revolutionary motor that could seemingly power the World. It's a race against the clock to find the inventor before the motor of the World is stopped for good.
Statement of Responsibility: writers, Duke Sandefur, Brian Patrick O'Toole ; director, John Putch
Title: Atlas shrugged
Part II
Publisher: [United States] :, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment,, 2013
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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Report This Feb 02, 2014
  • harrybosch rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I watched this again this weekend, and found it to be a very excellent movie, and a good follow on to Part 1. It was disappointing that they changed the entire cast for Part 2. I missed seeing Taylor Schilling who was stunning, but a bit too young to be the VP of a major railroad company. But after watching Part 2 for the 3rd time, Samantha Mathis as Dagny is growing on me. I look forward to seeing Part 3 in 2014. The book was in 3 parts so I assume there will be a Part 3 movie. That is when we get the answer to the immortal question " Who is John Galt ".

Report This Oct 15, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

A bit better then the first part but still far too long.

Report This Oct 08, 2013
  • pinky0203 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I do wish they had kept the same actors which portrayed the characters in the first movie. It would have provided more continuity.

Report This Oct 07, 2013
  • karenw32 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Better than the first part. I didn't quite get the ending, so I'll have to read the book. Movies tend to cut out a lot of the details surrounding the story.

This movie would have been better as an Esai Morales one-man show. He played Francisco, and was the only one who could deliver key lines (explanation of the novel's title, the money speech) with the appropriate gravitas. Dagny I was wooden, and Dagny II wears a look of perpetual worriment, so I hope the producers strike a balance when they choose the actress for the protagonist in Atlas Shrugged III. Entertain me badly once, shame on you. Entertain me badly twice, shame on me. Entertain me badly three times, and I'll reread the 1000+page source novel instead.

Report This Jul 28, 2013
  • cluhowy rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Both my spouse and I were extremely disappointed in this sequel, Part II of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. After watching Part I (I didn't know there would be 3 parts to this movie!) we both agreed the movie was well done, had very skilled actors, the casting was well done, and the entire movie was interesting, addictive, and very nicely paced...when we reached "The End" and found there was another movie, Part 2, we couldn't wait to view it! What a disappointment! Not so much in the story itself, however, in how it was translated into a movie, the actors chosen to replace all the original cast, their acting ability, (with the exception of 2 we both found noteworthy: Esai Morales as Francisco d'Anconia and Jason Beghe as Henry Reardon. As good as both actors are, they can't carry the entire cast...so this sequel begins with a fast paced airplane chase scene (the new Dagny Taggert). After this brief scene the movie fizzles out. There is a slightly increased pace in the last portion of the movie which closes with the same scene we viewed in the opening. All in all, this sequel was a disappointment. I look forward to reading the book by Ayn Rand, a brilliant woman, prolific author and visionary... this book was published in 1957. Part 3 of the movie is planned for release in 2014. I wonder if part 3 will have the same impact as Part 1 had on me...I'll just have to wait and see, but by then, I'm sure it will have lost momentum for me!

Report This Jul 14, 2013
  • DebAK rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

My own opinion--not Wikipedia's--is this is an excellent movie. We enjoyed it so much we want to watch part 3 in the theater this time! Watch and decide for yourself.

Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • EuSei rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I believe if Mrs. Rand was alive she would have liked this interpretation of her book. From what I recall it is very much like the book. The story is that of the makers in society that slowly escape to a Capitalist world created by John Galt. Dagny and Hank are the last ones left, who would not give up to the Big Government, Thought Police crowd. Most of the regulations enacted in the movie, are now in place in America. We are actually living Rand’s fiction and do not realize it… Like in Rand’s world, we suffer the consequences of government regulations that are suffocating business and destroying our economy. When people criticize corporations, they forget how enormously broad government influence is, while one company, no matter how big, can’t influence an entire country the government does. Viva Capitalism!

Report This Jun 28, 2013
  • reedame rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie depicts what is happening in the US today. We are enabling a culture of takers instead of creators.

Report This May 29, 2013
  • durogoff rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

A cheap, poor adaptation ... of a book based on poor thinking... Here's Wikipedia: Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 5% (out of a total of 21) professional critics gave Atlas Shrugged: Part II a positive review; it gives the film an overall average score of 2.8/10. The site's consensus is: "Poorly written, clumsily filmed and edited, and hampered by amateurish acting, Atlas Shrugged: Part II does no favors to the ideology it so fervently champions".[18] Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, gives the film a score of 26 based on 11 reviews, which is interpreted as "Generally unfavorable" by Metacritic.[19] Film critics were not impressed with the film based on several reviews: one reviewer gave the film a "D" rating;[20] while the New York Post's Kyle Smith gave the film a "1" rating (of 4), saying "...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."[21] The A.V. Club of The Onion gave the film a grade of "F", citing lack of story progression and poor character designs,[22] and named it the second-worst film of 2012, noting, "The irony of Part II’s mere existence is rich enough: The free market is a religion for Rand acolytes, and it emphatically rejected Part I."[23] Jim Lane of the Sacramento News & Review gave it a mixed review, calling it "a respectable effort hampered less by its limited budget than by the dogmatic contrivances of Rand’s plot and the straw-man polemics of her wooden, declamatory dialogue."[24]

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Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Part 2 of a trilogy, but it stands alone perfectly well. After seeing this, I'll be checking out Part 1. Female CEO of the railroad is courted by hidden group to leave a failing society/economy where capitalism is dying.


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Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: tasteful sex scenes, but involve adultery

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  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: Much civil and political unrest may bother younger or sensitive viewers - but violence is relatively mild


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Report This Jul 07, 2013
  • turbo12 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"Who is John Gault?"


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