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  • Summary: IDC Agent Jon sustains grave injuries on a mission and decides to spend his final days with his mother. She tells him a long-held secret. To fulfill her wishes, Jon goes to Southeast Asia. He befriends medical specialist Rachel. When she is forced into the schemes of a criminal organization, Jon attempts rescue and becomes the target of the organization that includes his estranged brother Yeung! When the organization betrays Yeung and kidnaps his daughter Sheng, the brothers join forces to rescue Rachel and Sheng. (Emperor Motion Pictures) Collapse
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  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: Maggie Lee
    Jan 20, 2012
    40
    The helmer's blockbuster ambitions, striving to make every move a money shot, relegate human drama to the backseat.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Jan 20, 2012
    40
    A uniquely frenetic hodgepodge of story lures.
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jan 18, 2012
    38
    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: Nick Pinkerton
    Jan 17, 2012
    30
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jan 19, 2012
    30
    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.
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