Chain Reaction
Chain Reaction (1996)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 2, 1996
DVD Release Date: May 22, 2001
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

[Chain Reaction] has better acting, better writing, more spectacular chase sequences and more genuine drama than all of this summer's blockbusters.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...the movie often feels like an attempt by filmmaker Andrew Davis to replicate the massive (and entirely justified) success of 1993's The Fugitive.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

The movie is so uninvolving that it inspires renewed respect for Broken Arrow, which was equally stupid but excitingly filmed.

James Berardinelli

Chain Reaction isn't dull -- the film is paced to keep audiences attentive -- but the lack of originality dampens its enjoyability.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A pretty typical take on the "wrongly-accused" genre.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

The narrative is very complex, but what's on the screen is little more than generic, non-narrative-specific, guy-being-chased stuff.

Eric Brace
Washington Post

Plodding and predictable, and a big disappointment.

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Michael Dequina

As dull and run-of-the-mill as they come.

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Flixster Audience Score: 27% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
I remember seeing the trailer for this film way back in 96 at the cinema. It looked really quite cool and exciting, Reeves was flying high at the time and it… More
Conner Rainwater
Really, really bad. I think this is honestly the worst Keanu Reeves movie in existance. It's not crazy enough to laugh at and it's just incredibly… More
Manu Gino
Reaction Time 8-4-96 Saw it again! Good movie! Anyone want to venture a guess that Keanu Reeves was sorry he passed up Speed 2 to make this turkey? Despite… More
Jason Owens
Shocked to see Morgan Freeman in such an impressive movie, wow..
Sarah Gaish
Pretty poor but saved from being awful by the great Morgan Freeman and the brilliant Rachel Weisz. Pretty much your average popcorn film.
Dean King
Need to see this again.