Chain Reaction Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
August 29, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It's not a bad film in individual moments and in the energy of itsperformances, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Chain Reaction isn't dull -- the film is paced to keep audiences attentive -- but the lack of originality dampens its enjoyability.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 25, 2002
Just one of the many Keanu speed bumps found in your local video store.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 12, 2008
A pretty typical take on the "wrongly-accused" genre.
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
June 7, 2003
A generic and illogical transparent thriller that never generates any chemistry between this mundane movies leads Reeves and Freeman. The only chain reaction one will receive is blatant boredom
| Original Score: 2/5
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The movie is so uninvolving that it inspires renewed respect for Broken Arrow, which was equally stupid but excitingly filmed.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Just one more summer explosion.
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
The film is dull and drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
April 15, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
November 22, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
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Eric Brace
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Plodding and predictable, and a big disappointment.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
There are a couple of good explosions in the film, particularly the opening one. In addition, the movie has an intriguing premise. If only they went somewhere original with it...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
A little humor would have helped immensely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joey O'Bryan
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Ultimately, any movie in which even Morgan Freeman manages to give a lackluster performance can only be considered a seriously botched job.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Chain Reaction is even dumber than Fled -- as hard as that may be to believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The narrative is very complex, but what's on the screen is little more than generic, non-narrative-specific, guy-being-chased stuff.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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Dana Stevens
Slate
September 23, 2006
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
January 1, 2000
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Bob McCabe
Empire Magazine
April 21, 2003
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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