The relevant question now isn't who John Galt is, but how much demand there will be for what the producers supply.
—Steve Persall Tampa Bay Times
For some, Atlas Shrugged Part II is a ridiculous movie. For others, it's scripture.
—Wesley Morris Boston Globe
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 for the presumptive third and final chapter
—Manohla Dargis New York Times
Budgetary constraints aside, director John Putch struggles to find balance or generate a single spark from the clunky mix of romance, political diatribe and thriller.
—Sheri Linden Los Angeles Times
The specific problem with Part II is that a second act of huffery and puffery don't get it anywhere.
—Scott Tobias The A.V. Club