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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Review of "Firewall (DVD)"

published 25/07/2007 | eadand2003
Member since : 14/07/2007
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Pro Good story, good cast, some clever action scenes.
Cons Maybe a little short.
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"Gripping Thriller"

This film was released almost silently and is unheard of or not seen by most people i have spoken to.

It has a good cast with Harrison Ford in the lead role and Paul Bettany as the main villian of the film. It also features an up and coming 16 year old actress called Carly Schroeder who you may or may not have heard of, but certainly will do in the future if you havent yet.

The film follows Harrison Ford as Jack Stanfield who is in charge of preventing the hacking of a leading banks accounts. That is untill his family are taken hostage and he is forced by the criminals to obtain them $100 million by hacking into the system he is in charge of.

I have looked at some reviews of this film over the internet and i feel it has been unfairly criticised in a lot of cases. It is a gripping story with plenty going on constanly to keep you guessing whats going to happen next.

The ending of this film has often been criticised but without giving anything anyway i really see no other way they could have ended this movie and personally i thought the movie ending just fine.

Ignore reviews criticising this movie. If you enjoy a good thriller that will keep you entertained from start to finish then give this a go.....and it can be picked up cheap too - i have seen it for £4\5 in Tesco.

Overall a very entertaining movie with a good cast that i enjoyed a great deal.

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  • Soho_Black published 03/01/2009
    Re-rated based on Ciao's insistence that such reviews are no longer considered "Off Topic"
  • Soho_Black published 14/07/2008
    I see you've posted this as a DVD review, but you've not mentioned the DVD features. 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" above 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.
  • roberto900 published 26/07/2007
    Good review on a great movie picture...
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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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