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The Viral Factor

Jay Chou stars as a former International Disease Commission agent who goes to Malaysia to find his long-lost brother, now part of a criminal gang. Though initially on opposite sides of the law, the brothers soon unite to fight the brutal syndicate.
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Dante Lam is John Woo via Michael Bay; he doesn't want to win you over, he wants to beat you up and make you crazy. And for all its silliness, "The Viral Factor" does just that.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
 
Gunfights and explosions are audaciously played out in real urban locations swarming with people and vehicles, all unfolding with high tension, without losing sight of continuity.
Maggie Lee, Variety  full review
 
It takes a special kind of action director to use chaotic, human-filled public spaces for high-energy foot chases, auto stunts and gun battles yet never once get under the skin with a sense of genuine danger.
Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times  full review
 
Tediously overwrought and drably made, with scenes punctuated by synthesized drums out of eighties American TV drama.
Stephen Cole, Globe and Mail  full review
 
"The Viral Factor" wants to be both an action movie and a soap opera. But the merging of the two genres by Dante Lam, a director based in Hong Kong, is clumsy, and so is the film.
Neil Genzlinger, New York Times  full review
 
It's an overloaded, overwrought, profligate production inclined to hysteria and, in cumulative effect, something like being pelted with scenes until buried alive...
Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice  full review
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  • Release Year: 2012
  • MPAA Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 122 min
  • Available From: Oct 28, 2012
  • Queued by: 270 people
Directed By
Dante Lam
Cast
Jay Chou, Nicholas Tse, Ling Peng, Bing Bai, Andy On, Carl Ng, Jared Robinsen
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