Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Banderas plays an FBI burnout -- saddled with the improbable real name of Jeremiah Ecks -- whose wife was allegedly killed but is, naturally, still… Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Banderas plays an FBI burnout -- saddled with the improbable real name of Jeremiah Ecks -- whose wife was allegedly killed but is, naturally, still…
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BALLISTIC: ECKS VS. SEVER

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C-

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Antonio Banderas and Lucy Liu; Distributor: Warner Bros.

Banderas plays an FBI burnout -- saddled with the improbable real name of Jeremiah Ecks -- whose wife was allegedly killed but is, naturally, still alive. Liu plays a lethal renegade agent, code-named (one hopes) Sever, who kidnaps the son of a big bad government spook. Thanks to plot contortions worthy of The A-Team, they end up joining forces and ridding Vancouver of evil. If only the filmmakers had spent as much on the script as they did on the pyrotechnics, the ineptly titled Ballistic might've been a potent thriller. As is, it's just a lame exercise in stuff that blows up real good.

Originally posted Jan 03, 2003 Published in issue #689 Jan 03, 2003 Order article reprints
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