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 08/09/2008 | chris15243
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Pro good plot
Cons sound-track wasn't very well mixed into the film
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Now the other review about this film is a tonne of rubbish. This film wasn't bad at all. I rather enjoy fims which envolve blackmail. I would recommend this film to people who like action and thriller films.

Harrison Ford is a well decorated actor, from Indiana Jones to Air Force One. Which are brilliant films. He is getting rather old now, but still at his best from what i saw in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal skull.

The films plot was very good. Harrison is a Jack Stanfield an executive responsible for the security of the computer system of a small bank. He is very connected to his family, his wife Beth, a teenager daughter and a young son. When the gang led by the criminal Bill Cox invades his house, they force Jack to transfer a hundred million dollars to a bank account in Cayman Islands as ransom for his family. When Bill does not release his family, Jack tries to save them by his own.

I rate this film as 8/10.

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  • Soho_Black published 04/10/2008
    Decent review of the film, although I see this has been posted in the category for the Blu-Ray DVD, but mentions nothing about the new Blu-Ray format. Given that this has been posted in this specialised category, I would like to know about the quality of the new format.
  • SarahJennifer published 08/09/2008
    sorry for the low rating, but your review could do with a bit more information, e.g. what you liked/disliked etc. let me know when you edited! Sarah
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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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