Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory (2008)

After living his life with clockwork precision, a man throws any and all caution to the wind in this freewheeling comedy drama. Frank Allen (Ryan Reynolds) is a successful motivational speaker and author whose book "The Five-Minute… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 11, 2008
DVD Release Date: June 10, 2008
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Critic Score: 30% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ryan Reynolds and Emily Mortimer do what they can, but ultimately Chaos Theory is an overly conventional dramedy.

Dennis Harvey

The lead performers, the brighter fillips in Daniel Taplitz's screenplay and Marcos Siega's assured direction make this a pleasing item overall.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Chaos Theory lives up, or maybe down, to its title, as it's all over the place.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...peters out in a fairly substantial way as it approaches its woefully melodramatic finale...

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John Anderson

If actor Ryan Reynolds isn't careful, he's going to parlay his good looks and engaging presence into a full-time job as a game-show host.

Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

Reynolds goes through his emotional paces with conviction and is developing a trademark wounded look that is quite effective.

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Heather Huntington

"No amount of CPR can bring this dead fish of a movie back to life."

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Gregory Kirschling
Entertainment Weekly

Chaos Theory peddles the usual carpe diem movie bunk.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

It's swift and watchable enough, and the actors keep things interesting, but ultimately the movie falls short.

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The cast is good and the themes are compelling, but the execution is a bit of a mess.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
It was enjoyable indeed.
jay nixon
Reynolds is a decent enough actor but this is just an inert bore.
Manu Gino
He planned his life like clockwork. Now things are going cuckoo. Good movie. Ryan Reynolds can do comedy and drama and in the same movie too, reminds me of… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"This man will bring order to the universe...or not."</i> The story of an obsessively organized efficiency expert whose life… More
Wahida K
He planned his life like clockwork. Now things are going cuckoo.
paul sandberg
In attempting to show that you can't quantify love, this film ends up just a bit too pat in its delivery. There are too many circumstances and emotional… More