Retroactive

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Stranded on the road, psychiatrist Karen (Kylie Travis) is offered a ride by Frank (James Belushi), a disturbingly jealous man traveling across Texas with his wife, Rayanne (Shannon Whirry). At a gas station, Frank learns from a crony that Rayanne is cheating on him, so he kills her. Karen escapes to a research facility run by scientist Brian (Frank Whaley) and uses his time-travel technology to try to stop the murder -- but only manages to increase the carnage with every trip back.

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Critic Reviews for Retroactive

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (3)

  • With its explosive action, black comedy and far-fetched sci-fi imposed on an otherwise vaguely plausible crime thriller, this modest indie film is reminiscent of such low budget '80s exploiters as Tremors and the work of Charles Band.

    February 9, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
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  • A high-energy road thriller with a time-travel twist. A fast, fun 90 minutes.

    March 2, 2006 | Rating: 7/10
  • Belushi's career just got flushed down the toilet

    September 17, 2002 | Rating: 1/5
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    July 26, 2002 | Rating: 1/5
  • Sure, it remains standard action movie fare, but is one of the better examples of the genre.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • If a repulsive main character and lots of bloodshed appeal to you, Retroactive might be your movie. But that's about all it has going for it.

    January 1, 2000 | Rating: 52/100 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Retroactive

  • Feb 05, 2012
    Similar in structure (at a very basic level) to Groundhog Day and the more recent Source Code, Retroactive doesn't have the same humor or intelligence of either of those films. The set-up feels rushed, mostly do to a weak script. There's some energetic action scenes, but the back-story is treated so slightly, that nothing has much weight to it. The fast pace does help cover for some of the silliness, but in the end you have something that doesn't add up to much. Had they had a more convincing bad guy (James Belushi isn't at all intimidating), it definitely would have helped a great deal. 2.5/5 Stars
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer

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