By Leah Rozen
October 07, 2002 12:00 PM

Antonio Banderas, Lucy Liu, Gregg Henry, Talisa Soto

Why bother creating a believable plot or characters when you can substitute gun battles and massive explosions? Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever has none of the former and a surfeit of the latter as Banderas’s grizzled ex-FBI agent battles Liu, a trained assassin, and then teams up with her to save a little boy. It’s like watching a movie version of Mad magazine’s Spy vs. Spy, but minus the humor. (R)

Bottom Line: No winners here