Variety - 12/11/1985
"...[The] direction matches the energy of the original....Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner again play off each other well..."
Ultimate DVD - 10/01/2006 3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] re-teams its co-stars for another jaunt....Good fun."
In this sequel to ROMANCING THE STONE, Joan is kidnapped by a handsome Arab political leader, and it's up to Jack to rescue her. His efforts are further complicated by the fact that he is also being pursued by an angry former partner.
Description by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment:
In the blockbuster Romancing The Stone, novelist Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner) and wanderer Jack Colton (Michael Douglas) went sailing off into the sunset together. In this thrill-packed sequel, Ralph (Danny DeVito) is back on their trail and they're back in the fast lane on a perilous trek through the fierce North African Desert. Not even treacherous tribes, deadly dungeons and semingly endless villains can stop this trio from finding, once and for all, that mysterious "jewel."
Plucky romance novelist Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph, old friends from her previous adventures, show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.