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S.M.A.R.T. Chase

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

So-so action movie has some violence.

Movie NR 2017 94 minutes
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age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Its good if your 12+

it has a lot of violence tho

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This doesn't really do much to distinguish itself from other action movies. There are plenty of fight scenes and vehicle chases and plot twists in S.M.A.R.T. Chase, but it never really emerges as anything new or different from movies with similar fight scenes and vehicle chases and plot twists. There's a forced theme of living for today, but it easily gets lost in the complications of the story. It's not a boring action movie, necessarily, but the lack of originality means that it doesn't leave a lasting impression.

As the down-on-his-luck security agent trying to redeem his reputation, Orlando Bloom seems to be doing his best with each line of dialogue and each knockout punch and kick of the bad guys, but the lead character, Danny, still comes off as a cookie-cutter action movie hero. Not even the action really stands out as anything that would leave anyone at the edge of their seat. (Does anyone for even a second think that that priceless vase is going to shatter when it's tossed back and forth?) It starts off with an interesting enough premise, but once it gets going, S.M.A.R.T. Chase just seems to go through all the action movie motions.

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