Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. 50
    The Viral Factor is deliriously far-fetched. And one wishes director Dante Lam (The Beast Stalker) could have at least had some giddy fun smashing all his toys around. But his new film is tediously overwrought and drably made, with scenes punctuated by synthesized drums out of eighties American TV drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jan 20, 2012
    A uniquely frenetic hodgepodge of story lures.
  3. Reviewed by: Maggie Lee
    Jan 20, 2012
    The helmer's blockbuster ambitions, striving to make every move a money shot, relegate human drama to the backseat.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jan 18, 2012
    The apparent byproduct of watching too much Bad Boys II, The Viral Factor is a cops-and-criminals saga slathered in glossy Michael Bay-isms.
  5. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jan 19, 2012
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Jan 17, 2012
    It's an overloaded, overwrought, profligate production inclined to hysteria and, in cumulative effect, something like being pelted with scenes until buried alive - but it helps keep it from being boring.

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