Chain Reaction Reviews

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Leonard Klady
Variety
March 26, 2009
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Dana Stevens
Slate
September 23, 2006
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
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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
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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
[Chain Reaction] has better acting, better writing, more spectacular chase sequences and more genuine drama than all of this summer's blockbusters.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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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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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
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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.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric Brace
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Plodding and predictable, and a big disappointment.
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Entertainment Weekly
August 2, 1996
Full Review | Original Score: B-