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This has become one of our favorite Jason Statham films! The title refers to chaos theory, as all the seemingly chaotic and unrelated events in the film are actually linked to each other. You will love this to the end and it will stay with you. we enjoy watching this repeatedly. http://www.abarim-publications.com/ChaosTheoryIntroduction.html http://fractalfoundation.org/resources/what-is-chaos-theory/
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Janice J. (dizzheart) Reviewed on 7/3/2014...
Dull, confusing, pretentious, boring movie filled with lots of male posturing and ludicrous dialogue. If you like to watch good looking guys doing the Vogue only with guns, this is for you.
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Cassie W. from PONTIAC, MI Reviewed on 7/2/2012...
if you are a big fan of jason statham then you will love this movie and want to have it in your collection.
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Robert L. (LOKI) from DAVIS, WV Reviewed on 4/25/2009...
Not your average everyday caper film, A bank job thats not a bank job? that is a bank job? with all the twists and turns in this movie I hope your GPS is on, or you might get lost. sent me for a Loop, but not a Loop-d-Loop I would give it 3.5-4 out of 5 stars. well worth the credit spent.
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An Interesting Twist for an Action Movie, Interesting but no
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 02/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"According to one reference source, 'The name "chaos theory" comes from the fact that the systems that the theory describes are apparently disordered, but chaos theory is really about finding the underlying order in apparently random data.', and to enjoy the ride in this action film, understanding the chaos theory is helpful if not essential. In writing and directing CHAOS, Tony Giglio (as he explains in one of the featurettes on the DVD) worked to make an action movie that was more than just pyrotechnics and killing (though those are in abundance in this film!), and instead return to the atmosphere of older 'French Connection' type crime dramas. To accomplish this he uses the chaos theory to create just enough twists to keep the audience surprised. If the film doesn't open new doors for the genre, it certainly supplies enough entertainment to make it worth watching.
The film opens on a bridge in Seattle where an incident involving detective Quentin Connors (Jason Statham) and another unidentified detective results in Connors being dismissed from the police force. A sophisticated bank heist ensues and the head of the heist is one Lorenz (Wesley Snipes) who, when surrounded by the police after an explosion jolts the neighborhood, demands to negotiate the hostages situation with Connors: Captain Jenkins (Henry Czerny) and a new police recruit Detective Shane Dekker (Ryan Phillippe) recruit the reluctant, fired Connors to return to Seattle to take charge - with Dekker as his partner. From this point on the story is a mélange of mind-bending assaults on the back using the chaos theory to trace the elements of discovery. Just when the audience is comfortable with knowing the good guys from the bad guys, the chessboard turns and surprises occur that leave the story with a sense of incomplete thought on the part of the script, but also an appreciation for the degree of suspense the story has presented.
The strong character in the film is Ryan Phillippe who is able to hold his own with the practiced action hero antics of Statham and Snipes. There are some standout cameos, such as Keegan Connor Tracy who has one of the more sensually seductive roles on film, Henry Czerny as the forceful super chief, and Justine Waddell and Nicholas Lea as the detectives who shoulder the only truth in the tale. Not a great action movie but one with a modicum of intelligence that makes is rise above the many others in this category. Grady Harp, February 08"
I wouldn't watch it again.
William Oterson | About 50 miles, or so, east of Manhattan. | 04/08/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"There was much not right with this film. I kept thinking while watching it that it wasn't smooth - that the actors were uncomfortable with the screenplay. The dialog came across as clipped too, almost like hearing a joke, and waiting for someone to laugh. And the editing was 2nd rate as well as I noticed a couple flubs. Anyway, I wouldn't recommend spending money to purchase. And it truly doesn't deserve 3 stars (2 1/2 at most). Just run of the mill."
An avid movie buff | Mishawaka IN | 04/26/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This crime drama / action movie is surprisingly good. The main and supporting characters do a very good job, Wesley over acts a little but other than that first rate. I liked the ending although some people didnt, I thought it was good.
There are twists, some that arent super surprising, but it does keep you guessing throughout the movie was to who the evil mastermind is. The car chase in the middle of the movie with Ryan Phillipe was garbage though, it detracts from an otherwise smart movie with a very 1980's CHIPs style impossible fake car chase.
Overall well acted , well written with a couple small exceptions, and well done. Sort of like Inside Man meets The Transporter. I would recommend it."
When will they learn?
Zack Phillips | Florida | 03/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"When will Jason Statham and Ryan Phillippe learn to use their natural attributes in film (that would not be their acting ability). Neither takes off their shirt during entire 106-minute film.
Plot was predictable.
If you love Jason, its another flick to have in your library. He is great. . .but overall it was a predictable disappointment."
A huge disappointment of a movie
Robbie rob | 07/14/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Ok, wesley snipes has done some pretty bad movies lately including this one, but what on earth was Jason Statham doing in this terrible film? even he couldn't save this disaster. This movie is very slow paced and lacks action, It is more of a crime drama than an action movie but even the drama lacked suspense and mystery and i literaly had to force myself to keep watching the movie because i felt bored and uninterested.
This movie has an average star rating of almost 4 starts, don't fall for the hype!, if you want to see a good recent crime drama movie go watch jean-claude van-damme's "until death", Its a much better movie."