Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)



Critic Consensus: A startlingly inept film, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever offers overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.

Movie Info

Two former government agents square off as they search for the most deadly new weapon on Earth in this white-knuckle thriller. Sever (Lucy Liu) was once a top agent with the Defense Intelligence Agency, but she quit when her son was killed in a bungled raid organized by Gant (Gregg Henry), and has sworn to take vengeance against him and his colleagues. When Sever learns that Gant and his team are in possession of a remarkable new weapon -- a microscopic device injected into the victim's … More

Rating: R (for strong violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Peter M. Lenkov, Alan McElroy, Alan B. McElroy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 24, 2002
Box Office: $14.2M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


as Jeremiah Ecks

as Sever

as Robert Gant

as Ross

as Rayne Gant

as Julio Martin

as Harry

as Agent Bennett

as Agent Fleming

as Agent Curtis

as Edgar Moore

as Dark Suit #1

as Pretty Girl

as Sleazy Man

as VPD Officer (Sc. 73)

as Escort Agent (Sc. 11...

as Ross Sniper

as VPD Officer (Sc. 116...

as Harry's Wife

as Bus Driver

as Bus Guard #2

as Agent Addis

as Lone Sniper

as DIA Pilot

as DIA Agent (Sc. 36, 1...
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Critic Reviews for Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (33)

For many viewers, the big question may be not whether Ecks and Sever will get together, or why they are fighting in the first place, but why am I sitting here, anyway?

Full Review… | September 15, 2014
Associated Press
Top Critic

An action film starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever looks like a video-game promo, has a story that plays like the fifth episode of a struggling syndicated action show, and feels like a headache waiting to happen.

Full Review… | September 15, 2014
AV Club
Top Critic

Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Director Wych Kaosayananda -- or Kaos, to you -- is stupendously inept, unable even to properly light a combat sequence.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Before seeing this film I couldn't understand why the producers had given it a subtitle; afterward I realized Ecks vs. Sever was probably the full script.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Kaos is so in love with pyrotechnics -- and so arrogant in his assumptions about his audience -- that in the first few minutes, he presents one critical car explosion without explanation, then has his characters discuss another one.

Full Review… | September 15, 2014
Baltimore Sun

Audience Reviews for Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever

one of the worst movies of all time. wow... garbage.

Albert Kim
Albert Kim

Super Reviewer

A great Action Flick.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer


Ballistic-Ecks vs. Sever is so incredibly bad on a mammoth scale that I feel like I should give every movie I've reviewed up to this point an extra star just for not being this one. I could talk about the director's name being Kaos, a scene where a cop holds a gun on a dead body, the irrepressibly bad acting, the piss poor soundtrack, monstrous absences in logic, painful dialogue or the incoherent war crime story but I won't. There is no mistaking that Ballistic-Ecks vs. Sever is complete and total dogshit but in a really fucked up way it kind of works. Granted, it works in the same way that mustard gas or a backed up toilet works, but if you love wasting your time on almost-total shit you should have a great time. I knew this movie was going to be bad, the only question was how bad. And the answer? Pretty fucking bad. The more I think about this movie the more I want those 91 minutes of my life back...

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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