Chill Factor
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In this action thriller, the only things standing in the way of world destruction are two guys in an ice cream truck. On a remote island in the South Pacific, a secret weapons project (code name "Elvis") goes wrong, and a new chemical weapon, safe when frozen but deadly when thawed, is allowed to escape. Eighteen soldiers are killed, leaving behind only the scientist who created the formula and the officer in charge of the project, who is saddled with most of the blame. Ten years later, Tim Mason (Skeet Ulrich) is working at a diner in Montana when an old friend, Dr. Richard Long… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 11%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is a cookie-cutter buddy movie, as predictable as they come."
‑ Ron Givens, New York Daily News
"The stunt work is pretty good, the brain work close to nonexistent."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Surprise, surprise -- as Identikit film-making goes, this is glossy, sharp and alarmingly enjoyable stuff."
‑ , Total Film
"Generic, unoriginal and pretty stupid."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Willful suspension of disbelief won't do it."
‑ Kate Manning, Palo Alto Weekly
"As an unintentional send-up of the predictability and wretchedness of modern action-comedies, Chill Factor is hilarious. Sadly, however, no one involved seems to realize the silliness and transgressive stupidity of its sub-direct-to-video-thriller script."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"The atmosphere is winning, with the odd felicity peppering the journey with gags and groans."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"Gooding possesses so much boundless energy that he practically dares you not to care, not to get involved, not to root for his success."
‑ Milton Kent, Baltimore Sun
"Each and every action scene is stolen from some other movie."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Blends lousy screenwriting with a totally ridiculous premise, and flavors it lovingly with unrealistic situations and unfathomable directing choices."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Nobody questions this logic, but then there are a lot of logical gaps in this movie."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Here's someone's idea of a cool movie concept: A couple of guys are speeding along in an ice-cream truck carrying a bomb that will explode if it gets above 50. No, not miles per hour -- degrees Fahrenheit!"
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Cuba Gooding Jr. delivers another Pepsi One performance."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, Philadelphia City Paper
"We've been here before and it's been done better, much better."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Neither Ulrich's brooding intensity nor Gooding's funky panic act (he whines throughout the stunt work) add much to the enterprise."
‑ Kim Newman, Sight and Sound
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