Chain Reaction

  • 12
  • Andrew Davis (1996)
  • US
  • 106 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

With a script that's hazy on explanation, this thriller survives thanks to the pell-mell action that papers over the weak links in the convoluted plot. Watching Keanu Reeves play a scientist seeking to make cheap power out of water is a little hard to take. But after he and fellow researcher Rachel Weisz go on the run from mysterious saboteurs after cracking the formula, The Fugitive director Andrew Davis's muddled suspense tale finally takes flight. Don't think, just panic, as Reeves cashes in on his Speed hero persona in a running, jumping slice of breathless escapism.

Plot Summary

Action thriller starring Keanu Reeves, Morgan Freeman and Rachel Weisz. A pair of young research scientists are forced to go on the run when their discovery of a pollution-free energy process attracts the attention of some sinister characters.

Cast and crew


Eddie Kasalivich
Keanu Reeves
Paul Shannon
Morgan Freeman
Lily Sinclair
Rachel Weisz
FBI Agent Ford
Fred Ward
FBI Agent Doyle
Kevin Dunn
Lyman Earl Collier
Brian Cox
Maggie McDermott
Joanna Cassidy
Ed Rafferty
Chelcie Ross
Dr Alistair Barkley
Nicholas Rudall
Lu Chen
Ma Tzi
Flower delivery man
Michael Shannon


Andrew Davis

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Handmade Films (Dists) Ltd
Violence and some swearing.
Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate 12