Formula 51 - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Formula 51 Reviews

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January 3, 2018
It's an English movie, with a Hong Kong director, starring Samuel L. Jackson in a kilt. That alone is a surefire formula for just plain fun at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 2, 2008
After creating the most addictive drug known to man, Samuel Jackson and Robert Carlyle go on the run looking for a buyer in what turns out to be a joyride of a movie that takes its inspiration from similar films that have come before it.
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 1, 2003
...starts out well enough, with its quirky directorial touches and even quirkier storyline, but finally becomes just too overwhelming.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
November 5, 2002
Jackson is always watchable.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2002
Best described as the cinematic equivalent of junk food: loaded with synthetic additives, deficient in nutritional benefits, but uniquely and undeniably satisfying if you have an appetite for such stuff.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 20, 2002
"Formula 51" is an intense, over-the-top mix that results in an entertaining slay ride.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 20, 2002
The energy of star Samuel L. Jackson manages to carry the film through its lulls.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 19, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 18, 2002
For what it is, though, this formula provides a movie high worth experiencing.
October 18, 2002
If you are a moviegoer who realizes that your habit is not sustained by absurd demands on taste and sensitivity, then Formula 51 is the party junk you need as relief from worse junk.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2002
Gun fights, car chases, action stunts and explosions abound, along with a finale that's the bloodiest thing this side of the Alien stomach-ripper. Party on, dudes.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
October 18, 2002
The fun of the movie is the chance it affords to watch Jackson, who also served as executive producer, take his smooth, shrewd, powerful act abroad.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 18, 2002
Formula 51 is bloody and bloody funny, and Jackson and Carlyle make the best salt-and-pepper team since Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte knocked heads in 48 HRS., but ultimately the movie can't find a way out of its own dead end.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 17, 2002
...mindless fun...
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
October 17, 2002
Formula 51 isn't a rousing success, but its sheer outrageousness is infectious, and, for those willing to get into the experience, it is capable of delivering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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