Chill Factor (1999)


“It won’t be long now, gentlemen. And it won’t be very pleasant. [Brynner puts a small sample of Elvis on the road by Tim and Arlo for testing] But such is the price of patriotism.” – Col. Andrew Brynner

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Jan 2021)

Brief Synopsis – A terrorist tries to get a hold of a deadly weapon that is being safeguarded by two strangers.

My Take on it – This is a film that I came across by accident and was intrigued by the cast.

Unfortunately, a good as they are as actors, neither Cuba Gooding Jr. nor Skeet Ulrich can make this film enjoyable at all.

The plot is horrendously silly and makes no sense what so ever which make it really hard to take seriously.

None of the characters are developed on more than a superficial level and that makes it even more difficult to care about any of them or what happens to them along the way.

The action scenes are quite laughable and don’t work at all.

Loved seeing David Paymer in a small yet important role and it’s too bad he isn’t given more to do here.

The pacing is poorly done and this hurts the flow of the story even more.

Even he two leads have really terrible chemistry with one another and that hurts things even more.

The dialogue is also done in a very strange fashion and takes even more away from the realism of it all.

Bottom Line – Really silly and strange film that fails to work on any level. The story is quite silly and doesn’t make enough sense to take it seriously. Gooding Jr. and Ulrich are both terrible in the lead roles and since their characters aren’t developed very well it’s really difficult to care about them at all. The action scenes don’t work very well and that makes it even harder to care about things here. Loved seeing David Paymer in a significant role even if he isn’t given enough to really do here. The plot is paced really poorly and things crawl along instead of flowing much better. Gooding Jr. and Ulrich are both great actors, yet they have terrible chemistry with one another that doesn’t help make things work any better.  The dialogue is too strange and helps make things feel even less realistic.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Skeet Ulrich and Cuba Gooding Jr. previously appeared together in As Good as It Gets (1997). Both actors also later starred in films about sled dogs: Chilly Dogs (2001) and Snow Dogs (2002). (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)

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