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Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Sci-Fi  |  20 September 2002 (USA)
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Tasked with destroying each other, an FBI agent and a rogue DIA agent soon discover that there's a much bigger enemy at work.

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Jonathan Ecks, an FBI agent, realizes that he must join with his lifelong enemy, Agent Sever, a rogue DIA agent with whom he is in mortal combat, in order to defeat a common enemy. That enemy has developed a "micro-device" that can be injected into victims in order to kill them at will. Written by Uber Minion

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$104,495 (Japan) (3 October 2003)

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$104,495 (Japan) (3 October 2003)
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Grossed less than 30% of its budget at the box-office making it one of the biggest box-office failures in film history. See more »

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The FBI doesn't operate in Vancouver because it is in Canada the FBI only operates in the United States See more »

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[first lines]
Agent Curtis: Good evening Mrs. Gant.
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Never mind the ballistics, here's the pathologist
14 September 2003 | by (King Co., WA, United States) – See all my reviews

When I say "Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever" was incredible, I don't mean that in a good way. All the main characters are current or former US federal agents, presumably to keep it interesting, but all the action takes places in Vancouver, BC, which, last time I looked, was not in the United States. The basic storyline was fairly straightforward (and rather hackneyed), but the motivations of the various characters were utterly incomprehensible. The film was somewhat on the short side, and I couldn't escape the feeling that the three scenes which might have tied together the loose ends inexplicably ended up on the cutting room floor. Banderas phoned in his performance (for God's sake, enunciate, man), and the musical score was just irritating. The only two things "Ballistic" had going for it were the presence of some rarely-seen hardware (fun for you firearms buffs) and some spectacular action sequences (though these were plagued by some annoying clichés, such as a protective vest preventing all injury to a character, and henchmen showing complete disregard for personal safety), and these were simply not enough to save this turkey. Avoid.


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