Chain Reaction
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Just as the university research team is about to prove that their new technique will permit water to be used as a fuel, their laboratory is sabotaged and the lab manager is killed. Eddie Kasalivich (Keanu Reeves) stumbles onto the scene and manages not only to witness the sabotage, but to escape from it. When he tries to talk about it to authorities, he discovers that they think he and the other project survivors committed the crime. In reality, a group of energy companies have conspired with interested parties in the government to completely erase all notion of the existence of a way to use… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not a bad film in individual moments and in the energy of itsperformances, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...the movie often feels like an attempt by filmmaker Andrew Davis to replicate the massive (and entirely justified) success of 1993's The Fugitive."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Watchable but forgettable Fugitive-clone. Keanu as rocket scientist - more power to him."
‑ Fred Topel,
"The chain reaction among audiences will likely be a contagious snore."
‑ Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
"There are a couple of good explosions in the film, particularly the opening one. In addition, the movie has an intriguing premise. If only they went somewhere original with it..."
‑ Madeleine Williams, Cinematter
"The narrative is very complex, but what's on the screen is little more than generic, non-narrative-specific, guy-being-chased stuff."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"A pretty typical take on the "wrongly-accused" genre."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A generic and illogical transparent thriller that never generates any chemistry between this mundane movies leads Reeves and Freeman. The only chain reaction one will receive is blatant boredom"
‑ Frank Ochieng,
"Just one more summer explosion."
‑ Leslie Rigoulot, Film Scouts
"A little humor would have helped immensely."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"Chain Reaction isn't dull -- the film is paced to keep audiences attentive -- but the lack of originality dampens its enjoyability."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"As dull and run-of-the-mill as they come."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Just one of the many Keanu speed bumps found in your local video store."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Chain Reaction is even dumber than Fled -- as hard as that may be to believe."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"The film is dull and drags."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
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