Jan 29, 2019
I'm having a hard time believing the words as I type them but ... it's not that bad.
Oct 9, 2015
An endless barrage of bullets and bazookas
Sep 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?
Sep 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.
Sep 23, 2010
This explosion movie is a complete bomb.
Mar 10, 2007
Jan 5, 2007
Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development.
Jan 5, 2007
Director Wych Kaosayananda -- or Kaos, to you -- is stupendously inept, unable even to properly light a combat sequence.
Jan 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.
Aug 1, 2003
A career low for both Liu and Banderas.
Oct 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.
Oct 2, 2002
Who, exactly, is fighting whom here? Ah, yes, that would be me: fighting off the urge to doze.
Sep 23, 2002
One of the worst movies of the year.
Sep 20, 2002
Enough to make a critic go ballistic.
Sep 20, 2002
Almost completely uninvolving, as well as being impenetrable.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 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.
Sep 20, 2002
Two big things are missing -- anything approaching a visceral kick, and anything approaching even a vague reason to sit through it all.
Sep 20, 2002
A fine achievement in stupidity and dullness despite plenty of explosions.