The Viral Factor

The Viral Factor

The Viral Factor

Two brothers, divided by the stringent line of the law, set out to bring down a deadly criminal leader in this big-budget Hong Kong action film.

Jon (Jay Choy) is a former law enforcer who discovers he has an estranged brother, Yang (Nicholas Tse), a wanted criminal. After a conflicted reunion, they team up and attempt to hunt down Yang's criminal boss across the Middle East, Malaysia and Hong Kong before he can unleash a deadly virus.

2011Rating: R16, contains violenceHong KongCantonese with English subtitles
ActionWorld Cinema
Director:
Dante Lam ('The Stool Pigeon', 'The Beast Stalker', 'Vampire Effect', 'Beast Cops')
Writer:
Dante LamCandy LeungWai Lun Ng
Cast:
Jay ChouNicholas TseAndy OnSteven DaszAndrew DaszBing Bai
83%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Lights, Camera... and... ACTION!!

Want even MORE bang for your buck? Then the Viral Factor is for you! The Chinese title for this flick is "Uphill Battle" and director Lam seems to have taken that definition to heart, because the protagonists barely have enough time to catch a breath between catching bullets. This is an adrenaline-fuelled ride that makes most American actioners...

4.0
Village Voice

Village Voice

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A dizzying flurry of action.

Variety

Variety

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Globetrotting, gun toting, car chases, explosions: The Viral Factor has all the action-junkie goods and then some.

The New York Times

The New York Times

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Wants to be both an action movie and a soap opera. But the merging of the two is clumsy, and so is the film.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

The apparent byproduct of watching too much Bad Boys II.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A John Woo vibe of operatically staged action laced with pumped-up personal stakes.

Village Voice

Village Voice

press

A dizzying flurry of action.

Variety

Variety

press

Globetrotting, gun toting, car chases, explosions: The Viral Factor has all the action-junkie goods and then some.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Wants to be both an action movie and a soap opera. But the merging of the two is clumsy, and so is the film.

Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

The apparent byproduct of watching too much Bad Boys II.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A John Woo vibe of operatically staged action laced with pumped-up personal stakes.

Lights, Camera... and... ACTION!!

Want even MORE bang for your buck? Then the Viral Factor is for you! The Chinese title for this flick is "Uphill Battle" and director Lam seems to have taken that definition to heart, because the protagonists barely have enough time to catch a breath between catching bullets. This is an adrenaline-fuelled ride that makes most American actioners...

4.0