Formula 51 Reviews

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January 2, 2003
Excessive, profane, packed with cartoonish violence and comic-strip characters.
October 23, 2002
Director Yu seems far more interested in gross-out humor than in showing us well-thought stunts or a car chase that we haven't seen 10,000 times.
October 22, 2002
Dull-witted caper.
October 21, 2002
This thing is just garbage.
October 19, 2002
October 18, 2002
Stars Samuel L. Jackson in the worst role of his career.
October 18, 2002
Ridiculous, dispiriting and ... coarse.
October 18, 2002
None of this makes a lick of sense, and the appalling unfunny story goes from bad to worse.
October 18, 2002
After all the gunplay, explosions, foul-mouthed witticisms, and bloody carnage that fuel this amusingly forgettable trifle, Formula 51 is fundamentally about Samuel L. Jackson in a kilt.
October 18, 2002
It isn't simple bad taste that Formula 51 deals in, but a total vacuum of feeling.
October 18, 2002
It's no sin to try too hard. But in Formula 51, the effort shows. And in breezy, bloody, offhand action comedies, that's a cardinal sin.
October 18, 2002
Formula 51 is so trite that even Yu's high-energy action stylings can't break through the stupor.
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 promises a new kind of high but delivers the same old bad trip.
October 18, 2002
Long before it's over, you'll be thinking of 51 ways to leave this loser.
October 18, 2002
A fourth-rate Pulp Fiction.
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
Jackson shamefully strolls through this mess with a smug grin, inexplicably wearing a kilt and carrying a bag of golf clubs over one shoulder.
October 18, 2002
Arguably the year's silliest and most incoherent movie.
October 18, 2002
A formula flick.
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