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Critic Reviews for Retroactive
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.
A high-energy road thriller with a time-travel twist. A fast, fun 90 minutes.
Belushi's career just got flushed down the toilet
Sure, it remains standard action movie fare, but is one of the better examples of the genre.
There's nary a talented bone up there. But surprise, this isn't such a bad movie.
Audience Reviews for Retroactive
Needs to be triple-featured with Tremors and Terminator. Also prepare yourselves for my short story entitled "Get Frank". Its going to be my version of Karen's what-if therapy journal.
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
An innovate time killer to say the least, Retroactive is a fair and suitable thriller worthy of cult recognition.
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