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Chain Reaction Reviews

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January 30, 2018
Very entertaining film, good story and good actors.
½ January 14, 2018
Sad a good movie went so underrated. Can feel this is customary ?
January 13, 2018
Fast paced. The idea wasn't bad at all. The acting is questionable at times and the plot kinda thins throughout the movie.
½ December 26, 2017
Keanu decided to decline on Speed 2 and probably made a worst movie...

(I declined on Speed 2 too!)
½ October 21, 2017
The low scores given by many genuinely surprise me as I found this movie quite entertaining. A fun action thriller that may not be perfect but its pace and action and characters do keep you engaged.
½ July 9, 2017
7/9/2017 (2): A really good cast, but just An ok movie at best. Not enjoyable enough to watch again.
May 18, 2017
Decent action movie. Some of ideas and motivations just don't make much sense, but there are some cool action sequences, and the gimmick of hanging the plot on clean energy is sound...
April 15, 2017
This movie was so stupid and boring. Plot was nonsense and confusing. Stopped watching after 45 mins. There was so many good actors but it didn't help the Movie.
½ March 19, 2017
an high octane movie which is entertaining but a thin plot .
March 1, 2017
November 2009
March 2017
December 18, 2016
Having watched documentary films like Gasland and Before the flood I learned a lot about the environment and climate change. Even back then it was a prominent issue and so this film chain reaction was certainly timely. However the execution in this story ended up falling flat, very flat.
Eddie Kasalivich, lily Sinclair and paul Shannon are members of an energy team from the university of Chicago. They have all completed work on a major energy project and they celebrate. On the night of the celebration eddie and lily leave but then eddie ends up going back to the plant and upon his return back he witnesses something he wish he hadn't, a murder and the explosion of the plant he worked at. Eddie along with lily are both framed and on the run from the police as they try and clear their name.
This is definitely a film that actors wanting to learn more about a subject would be happy to be apart of. However it followed just about the same plot idea as the fugitive so there wasn't much room for differentiation. It was an overall weak story and a poorly made film. This needed some rewrites, it could have actually been decent if that had happened.
the effects in this film are absolutely god awful! its so easy to figure out the green screen, the fan, and the machines for sliding. it is so bad! The pacing is pretty bad it feels rushed.
Keanu Reeves actually not bad in here. he gave a decent performance. This was not a bad start for Rachel weisz but her character was badly written with no real substance. Same for morgan freeman. there was nothing really there with his role other than him smoking a cigar. This just seemed like any easy paycheck for Freeman, nothing he could sink his teeth into.
the action scenes were one of the few redeeming qualities of this film. Lastly the music was really weird at times and didn't flow right in the film.
Overall this is a 2 star flick that recommend to nobody
August 26, 2016
A low budget action film with no style or grace. A waste of a talented cast.
July 9, 2016
The film was way ahead of its time. In my view, the film is heavily misunderstood & that is why some of the reviews are negative. The premise of the film is that Big Business runs the US, & they will always try to keep alternative energy off of the market for obvious reasons. In this film, the US government presumably the NSA/CIA establishment had fears the whole economy would collapse if this "free fission energy" ever hit the market & the US would plunge into chaos even anarchy. The reason we now fight wars is for oil. The film very adequately describes the how the military-industrial complex, Big Business, & the NSA/CIA run everything, & their real power comes from the coalescing of the 3. I could really appreciate the film, due to the fact that I published a political conspiracy thriller "The Shadow Faction" that describes some of the same issues in re to alternative energy & its enemies & Globalization. A must see for the types who are interested in the controversies surrounding those who are against getting the US & the world off of oil. It's a pro-alternative energy movie.
April 15, 2016
This isnt a bad movie. Its not great, but its enjoyable. Brings up an interesting point, with so much of the world economy/infrastructure revolving around energy, how do you introduce a perfect energy source into that without collapsing everything?
½ February 20, 2016
Nothing special, but at the same time quite well put together all in all. While Morgan Freeman puts in a good performance, Reeves is wooden as ever, and Weisz's character is passive and almost useless. Chain Reaction is not a waste of time, but it is certainly not memorable.
½ November 5, 2015
Film d'action avec un Keanu Reeves au top de sa carriere. Le scenar ne casse pas trop pattes mais ca reste un bon petit thriller des annees 90.
May 3, 2015
Read the critics is not a good idea before rate the movie myself , The 2 explosions in this movie will be the highlights ! Not the best role of Keanu , i smiled a bit about the way he runs ...maybe it looks strange by waring a wintercoat ? SOMVIDEO , stuck in my Videorecorder damned !!!
½ April 2, 2015
Watchable but forgettable Fugitive-clone, Chain Reaction's lack of originality dampens its enjoyability. It's not a bad film in individual moments, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense. If only they went somewhere original with it...
February 13, 2015
A cut above your average run of the mill Sci-Fi/Action/Thriller!
January 30, 2015
Very decent movie. Fast paced with an interesting storyline. A definite watch.
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