Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 20, 2002
DVD Release Date: December 24, 2002
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Consensus: A startlingly inept film, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever offers overblown, wall-to-wall action without a hint of wit, coherence, style, or originality.

Jocelyn Noveck
Associated Press

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?

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Director Wych Kaosayananda -- or Kaos, to you -- is stupendously inept, unable even to properly light a combat sequence.

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Nell Minow

An endless barrage of bullets and bazookas

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

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.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

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.

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Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun

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.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Between explosions there is enough room left for only minimal character development.

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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times

Ballistic is a generic blur of metallic blue and fireball orange set to the contrapuntal sounds of throbbing techno and eardrum-puncturing noise.

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Alex Kaloostian
Christian Science Monitor

The subplots are so complicated, it's difficult to keep up, let alone care.

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Flixster Audience Score: 17% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
one of the worst movies of all time. wow... garbage.
xGary Xx
Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu chase each other through a hail of bullets, broken glass and pointless explosions in this borderline nonsensical action flick. I… More
Wahida K
A great Action Flick.
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"Your most dangerous enemies are the friends you've double-crossed"</i> Two former government agents square off as they search… More
Michael Gildea
Ballistic-Ecks vs. Sever is so incredibly bad on a mammoth scale that I feel like I should give every movie I've reviewed up to this point an extra star… More
JY Skacto
Despite all the negativity that surrounds this movie, it isn't all that bad. Especially if you like explosions and guns.<p>The story is nothing… More