Wild Geese II (1985) - Adventure, Thriller, Action

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A group of mercenaries is hired to spring Rudolf Hess from Spandau Prison in Berlin.

IMDB: 4.8
Director: Peter R. Hunt
Stars: Scott Glenn, Barbara Carrera
Length: 125 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 7 out of 27 found boring (25.92%)

One-line Reviews (20)

A nonsense that you can experience in the final version : Glenn delivers very poorly his dialogs and makes the movie look like a slow TV-movie, Burton would have set all these scenes under high tension.

Berlin is a fascinating city and has a lot to offer.

Hunt ("Death Hunt", "Gold" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service") durably puts its together, making it gripping as what starts of as simple reconnaissance becomes a knotty web of deals and plans where it's hard to know who's really playing who.

Once the pacing picks up, WILD GEESE II remains entertaining through to the end, and the action is stark and realistic; I liked it.

The film has a slow, step-by-step build-up that follows the "planning-surveillance-organizing-executing" structure, something like a "Mission Impossible" episode that fits very well with the plot.

The story is slow and fails to establish any likeable characters as the original did.

However with that in mind, it still remains cracking entertainment by delivering many unpredictable developments, dangerous intrigue and few exhilaratingly edgy action set-pieces amongst its illustrative Berlin backdrop.

Very entertaining thriller with a historical background .

the acting is awful its slow moving with little action.

it was Action Packed and contained Plenty of Humour.

Thrilling story about some mercenaries hired to break out Rudolph Hess from Spandau Prison .

As a fan of the original "Wild Geese," I couldn't help but be crushingly disappointed by this disjointed, boring "sequel.

This film is very different to the first oneand is also very enjoyable.

Hunt's direction moves in a rather slow pace but doesn't bore viewers (of course, you need concentration when watching this because there are some rather confusing sub-plots going on) and eventually takes speed during the last 35 minutes (of the 125 run time).

unlike this movie where most of the cast look like there going to fall asleep.

OK acting with some good action but with no story as such.

It was Reed-Henry's idea to help the mercenaries to take advantage of that confusion during their own rescue operation.

A pointless remake with the original far superior.

There are several "Oh Crap" moments I had watching this, which makes it cool in my book, I mean The Wild Geese had like one of those when they blow up the bridge and the rest was pretty formulaic, I do not want to compare this to WG though as I loved that film also, I'm just saying that this film is not formulaic at all, it will surprise you, at least two or three times, trust me.