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Chaos Theory Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 3, 2008
A bogus and unconvincing narrative that pretends to deal with real human issues like betrayal and paternity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 14, 2008
Chaos Theory lives up, or maybe down, to its title, as it's all over the place.
Katey Rich
Film Journal International
April 14, 2008
Chaos may make for an interesting life experience, but onscreen it results in a messy and unfulfilling movie.
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
The movie lives up to its title. How else to explain the random switch from such a dizzy set up with such promise to a typical, by the numbers relationship drama?
Heather Huntington
ReelzChannel.com
September 8, 2008
"No amount of CPR can bring this dead fish of a movie back to life."
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 11, 2008
The audience, if any, for Chaos Theory is going to be hit with a little puff of celluloid flatulence. The movie won't linger in the air, but that doesn't make it any less embarrassing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jim Emerson
Chicago Sun-Times
April 11, 2008
Dramatically it's neither fish nor fowl, so you can't quite tell if the sandwich is tuna salad or chicken salad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
April 8, 2008
Reynolds, called to 180 from anal nebbish to feral beast, is beautifully committed, but he gets no help on the other side of the camera.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
April 14, 2008
The only ending that I can think of that these characters deserve would be to have the guys from Funny Games arrive at the cabin to inquire about the availability of some eggs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
April 11, 2008
Although Chaos Theory is being marketed as a comedy, the film is a dangerously unstable mix of hilarity and knotty earnestness; too severe even to be called a dark comedy but too funny to be dubbed a melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Brian Tallerico
The Deadbolt
April 11, 2008
Reynolds and Mortimer won't be fazed by this misfire but Chaos Theory certainly lives up to its title. It's a mess.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 10, 2008
... one might expect a little runaway energy or a dash of wild spirit under the antics, but there's little punchy anarchy in this controlled experiment.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 11, 2008
...could have applied more of its titular conceit to its structure - the film isn't clever enough working Allen's principles into his love life...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
January 24, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 10, 2008
Chaos Theory shows just how crucial casting can be to a movie, especially something as sensitive to nuance, idiosyncrasy and timing as a romantic comedy.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2008
Reynolds is more than likable in the lead.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 11, 2008
It's genial enough, but it should be called My First Mid-Life Crisis Movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 18, 2008
If actor Ryan Reynolds isn't careful, he's going to parlay his good looks and engaging presence into a full-time job as a game-show host.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
April 11, 2008
The comic scenes can be arch or shrill, but director Marcos Siega (Pretty Persuasion) does better when the story turns somber and the emotions feel genuine.
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 4, 2011
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
April 4, 2011
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