Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Reviews

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September 15, 2014
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?
September 15, 2014
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.
March 10, 2007
January 5, 2007
Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development.
January 5, 2007
Director Wych Kaosayananda -- or Kaos, to you -- is stupendously inept, unable even to properly light a combat sequence.
January 5, 2007
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.
October 20, 2002
Ballistic is a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange set to the contrapuntal sounds of throbbing techno and eardrum-puncturing noise.
September 23, 2002
One of the worst movies of the year.
September 20, 2002
Enough to make a critic go ballistic.
September 20, 2002
Almost completely uninvolving, as well as being impenetrable.
September 20, 2002
For years, people have joked about an action movie that might eliminate plot altogether and simply cut to the pyrotechnics. Someone has finally done it.
September 20, 2002
Some movies were made for the big screen, some for the small screen, and some, like Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, were made for the palm screen.
September 20, 2002
The reunion scene between Ecks and his wife is seat-squirmingly awful. It's one of the few moments where there isn't an explosion, and where we really could've used one.
September 20, 2002
Two big things are missing -- anything approaching a visceral kick, and anything approaching even a vague reason to sit through it all.
September 20, 2002
A fine achievement in stupidity and dullness despite plenty of explosions.
September 20, 2002
I'm guessing the director is a magician. After all, he took three minutes of dialogue, 30 seconds of plot and turned them into a 90-minute movie that feels five hours long.
September 20, 2002
The awkwardly titled Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (try saying it 10 times fast) amply demonstrates how even a movie with wall-to-wall action can be a crashing bore.
September 20, 2002
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever is an ungainly mess, submerged in mayhem, occasionally surfacing for cliches.
September 20, 2002
Connoisseurs of bad action-movie dialogue will delight in scenes that have "DIA" operatives, dressed in what look like black beekeeper outfits, racing about Vancouver with machine guns slung over their shoulders.
September 20, 2002
Kaos, the screenwriters and the actors occasionally seem to forget even the tiny handful of plot points that have been established, such as the names of the characters.
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