Chaos Theory Synopsis
An efficiency expert's (Ryan Reynolds) life unravels when his wife sets his clock back 10 minutes.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The performances and Marcos Siega’s direction put a pleasing sheen on the material.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
By creating likable characters and putting them in situations that seem plausible, if a bit of a stretch, the film succeeds where others of...
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
"Maybe" was watchable and blandly pleasant; "Theory" is a smidgen better than that, if not the cruelly funny farce the movie's best...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
When you watch Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds, there's often a sense that you're not just watching him perform in a movie, you're watching...
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50

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Atonal romantic comedy.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
The picture continuously shuffles moods like tunes on an iPod without ever making any lasting commitments.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

Peddles the usual carpe diem movie bunk.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The kind of movie designed more for a has-been than a potential leading man, this slapdash dramatic comedy fits the now-established pattern...
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Chaos Theory stumbles from one contrived circumstance to the next, and there's not a moment in this entire mess that conveys any sort of...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The audience, if any, for Chaos Theory is going to be hit with a little puff of celluloid flatulence. The movie won't linger in the air,...
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Chaos Theory

By lilysillycat
Ryan Reynolds stretches his acting chops to show a serious side in this romantic comedy that does what few do: ages a pretty boy movie star quite well. Reynolds plays an efficiency expert that learns...

Good Movie

By JGreen892
This movie was portrayed as a dark comedy; it was more of a romantic comedy, but really didn't fit the traits of either. I liked this movie, because Ryan Reynolds can carry a film. Parts were...

Chaos Theory

By jerzeygrl
This movie was better that I expected. Ryan Reynolds exhibits all of his talents in this movie. His quick wit humor is displayed as usual. But also his capability of show dramatic emotion comes out...

Chaos Theory ... goood or not

By blak_chola
well in my opinion i expected the movie to be a lot funnier but all in all it suprised me with its little comedy romance and sadness. I like how the beginning was the end and it was understandable i...

Chaos Theory

By JCH_review
Good solid story of real lfe with just the rght mix of humor....

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Rated PG-13 | For mature thematic material, sexual content and language