Monday, March 7, 2016

Movie review: Chaos

When a bank robbery goes wrong Lorenz is left holding a bunch of hostages and calls for Det. Conners, a disgraced but notorious ex-cop, to negotiate with him. Capt. Jenkins reluctantly brings him back but teams him up with rookie Det. Dekker. And when the bad guys escape the bank Conners, Dekker and Galloway find themselves chasing Lorenz who seems to be part ghost.

Jason Statham (Det. Conners), Ryan Phillippe (Det. Dekker), Wesley Snipes (Lorenz), Henry Czerny (Capt. Jenkins), Justine Waddell (Det. Galloway).

This was a very enjoyable action, cop, suspense, mystery movie. The movie started off well with good background lending itself to strong character development. The plot got a bit tough to follow at points as it became more and more convoluted but the twist at the end was worth the price of some confusion.

I wasn’t expecting much from Phillippe but he did a good job playing the emotionless cop trying not to get involved in the personal issues. Statham and Snipes did well as always and Waddell was a nice addition to the supporting cast. Czerny did a great job as the semi-corrupt police Captain with a serious attitude problem.

Camera work and stunts were quality throughout, as were sets. Dialogue curves in combination with the overall plot were thought provoking up to the end.

Overall, a very enjoyable action and mystery flick that I wouldn’t mind seeing again.

Take the R rating seriously with lots of violence and foul language and save this one for teens and above.

Released: 2005
Reviewed: 2.23.16
Star rating: 4 out of 5
Genre: Action & Adventure, Action Thriller, Crime Action, Crime Drama

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