Force of Nature: The Dry 2

critic Reviews

, 65% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Generally absorbing from moment to moment despite uneven pacing and a rather convoluted mystery, Force of Nature: The Dry 2 should satisfy fans of the first installment while setting up the third.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    Sadly, the movie is a little too dry, too.
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    Vikram MurthiindieWire
    Force of Nature generates just enough mystery never to be boring, but not enough interest to elevate it above its modest trappings.
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    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com
    The film is well-made and well-acted, but it merely suggests depth rather than actually having it.
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    Dennis HarveyVariety
    Despite... flaws of storytelling logic and compression, “Force of Nature”’s convoluted mysteries keep us involved if not wholly persuaded.
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    Randy MyersSan Jose Mercury News
    Director/screenwriter Robert Connolly takes full advantage of gorgeous but treacherous Australian locales – including a waterfall – and all of it is quite a sight to behold.
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    David RooneyHollywood Reporter
    Unlike its riveting predecessor, it’s absorbing but never quite gripping.
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    Derek SanteKSNV (Las Vegas)
    While Eric Bana delivers a good performance, for me, Anna Torv helps round out this film with emotion we can ride along with.
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    Jeffrey M. AndersonCommon Sense Media
    Falk's return in this perfectly serviceable sequel is evenly paced and has fine outdoor cinematography&#59; it captures a novel's texture, if relying on a few too many flashbacks.
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    Alex MaidyJoBlo's Movie Network
    Maybe Bana and Connolly will reunite for an adaptation of the third and final novel featuring Aaron Falk, if only to redeem The Dry franchise from this disappointing follow-up.
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    It’s fortunate that these movies look good enough, and Bana remains a compelling screen presence (with a nice co-lift from Anna Torv this time around) because the story in Force of Nature is not so great.
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