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Based on 26 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • NA
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Movies don't get much worse. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    This is a movie in which you rarely know where you are or who's doing what to the next person. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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. show more

  • 38
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Offers the most onscreen explosions in recent memory. It's almost pornography for arsonists. show more

  • 38
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

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

  • 25
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

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

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Amply demonstrates how even a movie with wall-to-wall action can be a crashing bore. show more

  • 25
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    The collateral damage of action products like Ballistic is to the sensibility of the audience. show more

  • 12
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie is a chaotic mess, overloaded with special effects and explosions, light on continuity, sanity and coherence. show more

  • December 09, 2009 Zarathustra
    Report This User

    Maybe not a great movie.... but it does have Lucy Liu

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