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Firewall (2006)

Director:
Richard Loncraine
COUNTRY
USA
GENRE
Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Firewall
RUNNING TIME
105 minutes
Producer:
Armyan Bernstein
Basil Iwanyk
Jonathan Shestack
Screenwriter:
Joe Forte


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Jack Stanfield Harrison Ford
Bill Cox Paul Bettany
Beth Stanfield Virginia Madsen
Janet Stone Mary Lynn Rajskub
Gary Mitchell Robert Patrick
Harry Robert Forster
Arlin Forrester Alan Arkin
Sarah Stanfield Carly Schroder
Andy Stanfield Jimmy Bennett

 

Review

Don't for one second be tricked into thinking Firewall is an innovative thriller filled with fresh approaches. Sure, it could be labelled as a 'high-tech' movie, if you're not too critical, but basically it's just an extremely formulaic thriller seasoned with some computer wizardry and - to be honest - some nice script touches towards the end. Harrison Ford recycles himself and Paul Bettany is unimpressive, but they are both commanding and persistent enough to make their performances work. Richard Loncraine's direction is unimaginative, but not devoid of suspense, and the conspiracy theories and claustrophobic feel are apparent and effective. The film could have been fairly memorable, had it not been for the boring finale which lets the story down and makes you wish the stars had been Steven Seagal and Dolph Lundgren instead.

Copyright 28.8.2006 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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