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In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When the system breaks down... someone is about to get rich.


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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Part of a two-picture deal Statham signed with Franchise Pictures, the original financier. The deal included "Chaos" and "Baker Street" - a bank heist movie. When Franchise went bust "Baker Street" went into turnaround and found a home at another studio. It was retitled "The Bank Job". Statham followed the project through turnaround and eventually starred after waiting two years. See more »

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The Seattle police helicopter and the private plane both have Canadian aircraft registrations - beginning with C rather than the N registration in the United States. See more »

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Capt. Jenkins: Now, after finding Callo and Lee dead today, it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure that Curtis is eliminating his accomplices one by one.
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You Are The One
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Better than you will think, not quite as good as you hoped for.. but generally satisfying.
19 January 2007 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Chaos was actually very different from the usual run of the mill *yawn yawn* action movies. Maybe because I like Jason Statham so much, but I enjoyed Chaos. Sure it was predictable, but it tried to be clever, different and have that twist. And its almost funny seeing Statham switch from London to American accent all the time, and Snipes wasn't the best.. but on the whole it was a better than your average movie.

So the quick synopsis; Statham is a much maligned suspended detective called in to be a negotiator in a bank robbery. The siege becomes complicated, and the audience has to understand the past and present to unravel the future and what is really going on.

OK down to the nitty-gritty. Chaos could have been a class act if it was done just a tad differently. Snipes needed to be as controlled as he was in the beginning, Statham should have stayed English accent, and the plot (punchline) should not have been delivered with a sledgehammer

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need to spell it out TOO clearly. I am reminded of another excellent and cognitive heist movie when seeing Chaos. I will not say it's name as that may be unwittingly revealing.

Statham is one of my favourites from Lock/Stock, Transporter etc and I like his presence in every performance I have seen him in thus far. Snipes I could take or leave yet I was happy he didn't try to encompass the entire screen! but the pleasant surprise I had was with Ryan Phillipe. I think he's becoming a class actor and I would love to see him land some plum roles that highlights his talent.

Overall, Chaos tries a philosophical and clever approach that is different from the average outing; regardless of what the DVD front cover may suggest, possessing a hypnotic funky score, in general good acting and a decent enough plot... overlook the obvious anomalies, and Chaos provides value.


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