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Anyone want to venture a guess that Keanu Reeves was sorry he passed up Speed 2 to make this turkey? Both a ridiculous suspense piece about a renegade intelligence community and an ill-considered hunk of do-gooder agitprop about alternative energy technology, Chain Reaction makes Reeves and almost everyone else involved look about as dumb as dumb can be. Hollywood's own Little Buddha plays a streetwise lab technician who survives an organized assault on his hydrogen-power project. The FBI assumes he's really a spy working for some foreign power, but the truth is that a CIA offshoot is behind the project's funding. Morgan Freeman plays the ramrod-straight company man who sabotages Keanu's excellent experiment, and Rachel Weisz portrays a physicist who goes on the run with the alleged saboteur. Directed by Andrew Davis (The Fugitive), who seems more interested in seeing how many absurd places he can mount a chase scene than offering a solid clue as to who these characters are and why we should care about them. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • DTS Surround Sound
  • Widescreen
  • Dolby

Cast

Keanu ReevesEddie Kasalivich
Morgan FreemanPaul Shannon
Rachel WeiszDr. Lily Sinclair
Fred WardFBI Agent Leon Ford
Kevin DunnFBI Agent Doyle
Brian CoxLyman Earl Collier
Joanna CassidyMaggie McDermott
Chelcie RossEd Rafferty
Tzi MaLu Chen
GodfreyChidi Egbuna
Neil FlynnState Trooper Nemitz
Michael ShannonD.C. Flower Delivery Man

  • Genre: Mystery Movies
  • Director: Andrew Davis
  • Producer: Fox
  • Length: 106 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaAug 2, 1996
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe12
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaMay 22, 2001
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