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Chain Reaction Reviews

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July 2, 2009
...the movie often feels like an attempt by filmmaker Andrew Davis to replicate the massive (and entirely justified) success of 1993's The Fugitive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 12, 2008
A pretty typical take on the "wrongly-accused" genre.
December 8, 2004
As dull and run-of-the-mill as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 11, 2003
Watchable but forgettable Fugitive-clone. Keanu as rocket scientist - more power to him.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
July 25, 2002
Just one of the many Keanu speed bumps found in your local video store.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
June 5, 2002
The chain reaction among audiences will likely be a contagious snore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2002
Just one more summer explosion.
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
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
January 1, 2000
Plodding and predictable, and a big disappointment.
January 1, 2000
Exhilarating but skin-deep summer fun. (You were expecting Shakespeare?)
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
January 1, 2000
A little humor would have helped immensely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 1, 2000
The film is dull and drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
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
January 1, 2000
The movie is so uninvolving that it inspires renewed respect for Broken Arrow, which was equally stupid but excitingly filmed.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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.
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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