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The Bad Review Revue: Gone Ballistic Edition!

Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever is the only film I have ever seen in the Rotten Tomatoes Top 10 Grossing Movies section with a composite score of 0%. (As a point of reference, note that even Battlefield Earth had 4%.) Truly a spellbinding acheivement.

"The movie stars Lucy Liu as Sever, a former agent for the Defense Intelligence Agency; Antonio Banderas is Ecks, a former ace FBI agent who is coaxed back into service. Now let's discuss the curious fact that both of these U.S. agencies wage what amounts to warfare in Vancouver, which is actually in a nation named 'Canada'..." -- Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"You could run this film backward, soundtrack included, and it would make no less sense." -- Stephen Hunter, WASHINGTON POST
"Amply demonstrates how even a movie with wall-to-wall action can be a crashing bore." -- Lou Lumenick, NEW YORK POST
"The main foe is a martial arts specialist played by Ray Park, who was Darth Maul in 'Star Wars'. Without face paint and special effects, he's as menacing as Eeyore." -- Lawrence Toppman, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER
"Lacks anything approaching even a vague reason to sit through it." -- Mick LaSalle, SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Pornography for arsonists." -- Robert K. Elder, CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Posted on October 04, 2002 to Bad Review Revue