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Chaos Theory Reviews

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Cole Abaius
Film School Rejects
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Dennis Harvey
October 18, 2008
The lead performers, the brighter fillips in Daniel Taplitz's screenplay and Marcos Siega's assured direction make this a pleasing item overall.
October 18, 2008
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Armond White
New York Press
April 16, 2008
Chaos Theory, starring Ryan Reynolds, confirms the underground vision of screenwriter Daniel Taplitz, who has re-imagined the screwball comedy in original terms.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
April 14, 2008
Upbeat rom-com grounded in solid work by Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer tells a meaningful story while still staying in-bounds with the PG-13 rating. Unusual Western Canada seacoast photography and upbeat soundtrack make for an entertaining film.
| Original Score: 7/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 14, 2008
As imperfect as it is, Chaos Theory is much better than most of Hollywood's output this year.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Tony Medley
April 12, 2008
This is a spot on brilliant gem of film that goes from one unexpected surprise to another. It had me laughing uncontrollably at times.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
April 11, 2008
Reynolds goes through his emotional paces with conviction and is developing a trademark wounded look that is quite effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
April 11, 2008
Some turns in direction are subtle and charmingly rendered and, most notably, paired very, very well with performances to occasionally memorable effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles CityBeat
April 11, 2008
Despite its polemic simplicity, Daniel Taplitz's slight parable is charming
Read More | Original Score: B+
Edward Douglas
April 10, 2008
Combines dark cynical humor with a moving relationship drama that never goes where you might expect.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Rachel Gordon
April 10, 2008
worth watching if you can get past the schmaltz.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
April 10, 2008
The performances and Marcos Siega's direction put a pleasing sheen on the material.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Matt Pais
April 10, 2008
At least the film strives for its own quirky rhythm, which can't be said for stuff like 27 Dresses.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
April 8, 2008
While gambling movies are beating the odds lately, Chaos Theory weighs the virtues and catastrophes of living life fanatically uptight instead, with those of the index card variety, and the results range from charming to zany.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 15, 2008
Marcos Siega's direction is perfunctory, but with a buoyancy that keeps the torments-of-Job aspect of the story from becoming a downer.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
March 14, 2008
Reynolds lets us see the wheels turn throughout this process, crafting Frank's stark behavior change as the thinking man's flip-out.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brian Orndorf
March 13, 2008
As long as you don't tie your giggle bib on too tight, there's an exquisite depth and unpredictability to Chaos Theory that's wonderful to observe.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Top Critic
Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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