Owen Gleiberman
September 07, 1990 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Delta Force 2

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
111 minutes
performer
John P. Ryan, Chuck Norris
director
Aaron Norris
distributor
MGM
genre
Drama, ActionAdventure

We gave it a D-

Chuck Norris is the only action hero who doesn’t seem possessed of a mean bone. He kicks and punches and karate chops, he delivers his you-are-scum-and-therefore-I-will-kill-you-now one-liners with dutiful eye contact — and all the while, he sounds like someone who teaches civics to junior high schoolers. Norris is a shade more human than those pretty-boy bone-crushers Jean Claude Van Damme and Steven Seagal, but his new movie, Delta Force 2, is too much setup and not enough action. By the time he gets around to defeating a Colombian drug lord and his many grunting henchmen, even diehard Norris fans may have run out of patience. D-

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