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Chain Reaction Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
September 12, 2008
A pretty typical take on the "wrongly-accused" genre.
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
December 8, 2004
As dull and run-of-the-mill as they come.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fred Topel
About.com
August 11, 2003
Watchable but forgettable Fugitive-clone. Keanu as rocket scientist - more power to him.
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The chain reaction among audiences will likely be a contagious snore.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Just one more summer explosion.
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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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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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Eric Brace
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Plodding and predictable, and a big disappointment.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Exhilarating but skin-deep summer fun. (You were expecting Shakespeare?)
Full Review | Original Score: B
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
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
The film is dull and drags.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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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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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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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