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Retroactive

Retroactive (1997)

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Science fiction crime thriller from Louis Morneau, genre director and graduate of the Roger Corman school of filmmaking. Kylie Travis stars as Karen, a psychiatrist and former hostage negotiator with the Chicago Police Department. After a negotiation gone lethally wrong, Karen has quit and returned home to Texas, where her car breaks down on the side of the highway. Picked up by Frank (James Belushi) and his ex-wife Rayanne (Shannon Whirry), it becomes quickly evident that Frank, a psychotically

Aug 15, 2001

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With its explosive action, black comedy and far-fetched sci-fi imposed on an otherwise vaguely plausible crime thriller, this modest indie film is reminiscent of such low budget '80s exploiters as Tremors and the work of Charles Band.

February 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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A high-energy road thriller with a time-travel twist. A fast, fun 90 minutes.

March 2, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Belushi's career just got flushed down the toilet

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Sure, it remains standard action movie fare, but is one of the better examples of the genre.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Sci-Fi Movie Page
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There's nary a talented bone up there. But surprise, this isn't such a bad movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

If a repulsive main character and lots of bloodshed appeal to you, Retroactive might be your movie. But that's about all it has going for it.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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Audience Reviews for Retroactive

Similar in structure (at a very basic level) to Groundhog Day and the more recent Source Code, Retroactive doesn't have the same humor or intelligence of either of those films. The set-up feels rushed, mostly do to a weak script. There's some energetic action scenes, but the back-story is treated so slightly, that nothing has much weight to it. The fast pace does help cover for some of the silliness, but in the end you have something that doesn't add up to much. Had they had a more convincing bad guy (James Belushi isn't at all intimidating), it definitely would have helped a great deal.

2.5/5 Stars
February 5, 2012
Jeffrey Meyers

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