• Released
  • September 20, 2002
  • R , 1 hr 26 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
50

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
This grim, joyless motion picture is anything but fun. It’s a chore to sit through, with all the blazing, noisy pyrotechnics proving unable to lighten the mood.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Bruce Fretts
Kaos was apparently aiming for a coolly stylized, straight-faced take on ''Spy vs. Spy.'' As Maxwell Smart used to say, ''Missed it by that much.''
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38

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

About the only fun to be had in the movie is screenwriter Alan McElroy's cartoon spook-speak.
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38

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Offers the most onscreen explosions in recent memory. It's almost pornography for arsonists.
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25

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Amply demonstrates how even a movie with wall-to-wall action can be a crashing bore.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
To pay for all the explosions and stunt work, the filmmakers must have decided to skimp on the screenplay. The rule of thumb is that one page of script equals one minute of movie, but there is so little dialogue in Ballistic that it could have been written on a matchbook.
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25

USA Today

By Mike Clark
This is a movie in which you rarely know where you are or who's doing what to the next person.
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25

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Sometimes it seems as though Hollywood can't make a decent action movie anymore. Now that's a thought to make you go ballistic.
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12

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Banderas slums through this dollar-bin action flick wearing the same look of wiped-out exasperation that Danny Glover's Sergeant Murtaugh sports in each installment of ''Lethal Weapon.'' And like Murtaugh, Banderas might be too old for this, too.
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0

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Movies don't get much worse.
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19 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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