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The Viral Factor Reviews

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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 9, 2012
Dante Lam is John Woo via Michael Bay; he doesn't want to win you over, he wants to beat you up and make you crazy. And for all its silliness, "The Viral Factor" does just that.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Maggie Lee
January 20, 2012
Gunfights and explosions are audaciously played out in real urban locations swarming with people and vehicles, all unfolding with high tension, without losing sight of continuity.
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
January 20, 2012
It takes a special kind of action director to use chaotic, human-filled public spaces for high-energy foot chases, auto stunts and gun battles yet never once get under the skin with a sense of genuine danger.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
January 20, 2012
Tediously overwrought and drably made, with scenes punctuated by synthesized drums out of eighties American TV drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
January 19, 2012
"The Viral Factor" wants to be both an action movie and a soap opera. But the merging of the two genres by Dante Lam, a director based in Hong Kong, is clumsy, and so is the film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
January 17, 2012
It's an overloaded, overwrought, profligate production inclined to hysteria and, in cumulative effect, something like being pelted with scenes until buried alive...