Firewall (DVD)

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Firewall (DVD)

Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is an average family man in Seattle who heads up the hi-tech security team at his local bank. But following a seemingly...

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published 08/10/2006 | wbl189
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Ive only just seen this film recentley from hire,and i must say was a good choice.Harrison Ford manages to get himself into a spot of bother by arrangeing a deal with a dud dealer basically. The bad guy sets up a monstrosity at poor Harrison Fords home wilst hes making his big deal.After making his big deal at a plush resturant,he gets in his car quite happily to go home to his family who are under hostage & awaiting patiently for his return. Only this dealer gets in the back of his car and puts a gun to his back and tells him like it is.He wants access to all the banks safes, at least 10,000 customers account numbers copyed onto a disc & sent to his account . Harrison starts off brilliantly by lying & saying he doesnt own a gun & not having 1 in his house.But they find it. Harrison has to save his family and get this baddy what he wants without his workforce latching on.Its great action and its a good ending altho its very predictable come half way through but all in all its a good film.

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  • Soho_Black published 04/02/2009
    Re-rated based on Ciao's insistence that such reviews are no longer considered "Off Topic"
  • Soho_Black published 17/10/2006
    I see you've posted this as a DVD review, but you've not mentioned the DVD. Are there any extras? If so, what are they and are they any good? If you add to this, or if you change it to be posted as a "Film Only" review, which can be done by accessing "edit review" in the top right of the review and changing the drop down menu under the "Which format are you reviewing?" question at the bottom, please let me know and I'll re-rate.
  • RazzaLazza published 08/10/2006
    Wil;l have to check this out I reckon. Rich
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Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) is an average family man in Seattle who heads up the hi-tech security team at his local bank. But following a seemingly trivial case of identity theft, Jack's life is turned upside-down when he discovers that his wife (Virginia Madsen) and two kids have been kidnapped. The ransom? A mere 100 million dollars, which the kidnappers, led by Bill Cox (Paul Bettany), want Jack to obtain for them via his expert computer skills. Initially compliant, Jack is soon irked by Cox and his cronies to the point where he decides to get his family back and bring the bad guys to justice. British Director Richard Loncraine (WIMBLEDON) uses this basic premise to orchestrate a number of frantic set-pieces, while Ford concocts a character similar to his take on Dr. Richard Kimble in THE FUGITIVE. With a mouthful of computer jargon and nimble fingers that tumble frantically over a keyboard whenever he's in front of a computer, Ford's character is an unlikely action hero. Meanwhile, Bettany's bad guy gives subtly sinister instructions in his clipped British accent, Robert Forster (JACKIE BROWN) provides a likeable if underused ally for Ford, and Madsen slots neatly into her wife-in-peril role. As the film builds to an explosive climax Loncraine dumps the gadgets and carves out a delirious romp through action-movie conventions, ultimately infusing an old-fashioned story with a twist of 21st-century techno-fear.


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