Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
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Two former government agents square off as they search for the most deadly new weapon on Earth in this white-knuckle thriller. Sever (Lucy Liu) was once a top agent with the Defense Intelligence Agency, but she quit when her son was killed in a bungled raid organized by Gant (Gregg Henry), and has sworn to take vengeance against him and his colleagues. When Sever learns that Gant and his team are in possession of a remarkable new weapon -- a microscopic device injected into the victim's bloodstream which is benign until triggered, then kills immediately without leaving a trace -- she is… More

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"For many viewers, the big question may be not whether Ecks and Sever will get together, or why they are fighting in the first place, but why am I sitting here, anyway?"
‑ Jocelyn Noveck, Associated Press
"Director Wych Kaosayananda -- or Kaos, to you -- is stupendously inept, unable even to properly light a combat sequence."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Kaos is so in love with pyrotechnics -- and so arrogant in his assumptions about his audience -- that in the first few minutes, he presents one critical car explosion without explanation, then has his characters discuss another one."
‑ Michael Sragow, Baltimore Sun
"Wrong Turn co-writer Alan B McElroy must have been having a seriously bad day when he penned this abysmal sci-fi conspiracy tale."
‑ Sloan Freer, Radio Times
"Banderas mopes through this hideous and unintelligible enterprise like a bloodhound with a hangover, while Liu elects to look cool in leather in lieu of a performance."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"An action film starring Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu, Ballistic: Ecks Vs. Sever looks like a video-game promo, has a story that plays like the fifth episode of a struggling syndicated action show, and feels like a headache waiting to happen."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Before seeing this film I couldn't understand why the producers had given it a subtitle; afterward I realized Ecks vs. Sever was probably the full script."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"The subplots are so complicated, it's difficult to keep up, let alone care."
‑ Alex Kaloostian, Christian Science Monitor
"This explosion movie is a complete bomb."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"For all the sundered families, bereaved mothers and mourning spouses, there's not a shred of genuine feeling in the entire film."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development."
‑ Jami Bernard, New York Daily News
"Ballistic is a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange set to the contrapuntal sounds of throbbing techno and eardrum-puncturing noise."
‑ Manohla Dargis, Los Angeles Times
"It's like watching a movie version of Mad magazine's Spy vs. Spy, but minus the humor."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"Plot holes galore, clichés, senseless violence, and an incoherent script to top it all off."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Sadistic: Gratuitous Vs. Arbitrary."
‑ Todd Gilchrist,
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