Formula 51 Reviews

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January 4, 2018
It's an English movie, with a Hong Kong director, starring Samuel L. Jackson in a kilt. That alone is a surefire formula for just plain fun at the movies.
July 2, 2008
After creating the most addictive drug known to man, Samuel Jackson and Robert Carlyle go on the run looking for a buyer in what turns out to be a joyride of a movie that takes its inspiration from similar films that have come before it.
December 30, 2006
December 6, 2005
August 1, 2003
...starts out well enough, with its quirky directorial touches and even quirkier storyline, but finally becomes just too overwhelming.
December 8, 2002
November 5, 2002
Jackson is always watchable.
October 30, 2002
October 23, 2002
Best described as the cinematic equivalent of junk food: loaded with synthetic additives, deficient in nutritional benefits, but uniquely and undeniably satisfying if you have an appetite for such stuff.
October 20, 2002
"Formula 51" is an intense, over-the-top mix that results in an entertaining slay ride.
October 20, 2002
The energy of star Samuel L. Jackson manages to carry the film through its lulls.
October 19, 2002
October 18, 2002
For what it is, though, this formula provides a movie high worth experiencing.
October 18, 2002
If you are a moviegoer who realizes that your habit is not sustained by absurd demands on taste and sensitivity, then Formula 51 is the party junk you need as relief from worse junk.
October 18, 2002
Gun fights, car chases, action stunts and explosions abound, along with a finale that's the bloodiest thing this side of the Alien stomach-ripper. Party on, dudes.
October 18, 2002
The fun of the movie is the chance it affords to watch Jackson, who also served as executive producer, take his smooth, shrewd, powerful act abroad.
October 18, 2002
Formula 51 is bloody and bloody funny, and Jackson and Carlyle make the best salt-and-pepper team since Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte knocked heads in 48 HRS., but ultimately the movie can't find a way out of its own dead end.
October 18, 2002
October 17, 2002
...mindless fun...
October 17, 2002
Formula 51 isn't a rousing success, but its sheer outrageousness is infectious, and, for those willing to get into the experience, it is capable of delivering.
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