Chill Factor 1999

Critics score:
11 / 100

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Susan Stark, Detroit News: Read more

Philip Wuntch, Dallas Morning News: Hard as the two actors strive for lovable eccentricity, they emerge as irritating oddities. Read more

Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune: Chill Factor is a picture well below zero, a thriller that confuses pace with tension and wisecracks with humor. Read more

Stephen Holden, New York Times: Chill Factor has no aspirations to be anything but what it is: a live action-adventure cartoon stuffed with macho banter, decorated with weaponry and charged with enough cliffhangers to stir up some adrenaline. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: The stunt work is pretty good, the brain work close to nonexistent. Read more

Bob Longino, Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A rehash of better action films. Read more

Nathan Rabin, AV Club: As an unintentional send-up of the predictability and wretchedness of modern action-comedies, Chill Factor is hilarious. Sadly, however, no one involved seems to realize the silliness and transgressive stupidity of its sub-direct-to-video-thriller script. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: Technical credits are superior, the scenery is gorgeous, but Chill Factor, for all its virtuoso calamities, is just another demolition derby. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: God-awful! Read more

Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail: Here's someone's idea of a cool movie concept: A couple of guys are speeding along in an ice-cream truck carrying a bomb that will explode if it gets above 50. No, not miles per hour -- degrees Fahrenheit! Read more

Ron Givens, New York Daily News: This is a cookie-cutter buddy movie, as predictable as they come. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: Dull and uninteresting. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Nobody questions this logic, but then there are a lot of logical gaps in this movie. Read more

Stephanie Zacharek, Chill Factor is a typical action movie with an atypical hook: Not many action movies give advice on trout fishing. Read more

Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle: A halfhearted effort at suspense! Read more

Wally Hammond, Time Out: The atmosphere is winning, with the odd felicity peppering the journey with gags and groans. Read more

Robert Koehler, Variety: Utterly lacking the drive and roller-coaster energy expected of top action pics, this latest try at repackaging Speed is a Kmart version of a Jerry Bruckheimer production. Read more

Desson Thomson, Washington Post: An irredeemably transparent version of Speed. Read more