Firewall (DVD)

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Firewall (DVD)

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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...

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ProLots of action and two good actors. Great scenery

ConsHuge plot holes and very predictable

FIREWALL Ever since the “Indiana Jones” films and “Star Wars” I have been a fan of Harrison ford. He does tend to play similar characters but he do so with that twinkle in his eye and he does play the action hero brilliantly despite the fact he is getting on a bit now. We were looking on Netflick...

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ProFord scrubs up nicely in a suit.

ConsPredictable bank robbery thriller.

After a busy day on my feet, traipsing around a shopping centre all I wanted was a nice film to watch in the evening with my glass of Baileys. Somehow I ended up watching Firewall. The first ten minutes of the film introduce you to Harrison Ford, a successful Head of Network Security for a...

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Satisfactory

ProPasses the time I suppose

ConsPredictable, Cliched and Nothing New

When I first heard about Firewall, all I could think about was how bland the title was and bland this movie would be. After seeing the trailer it looked like a very routine thriller that Harrison Ford seems to star in every couple of years. I'd love to tell you that I was wrong on both accounts...

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Satisfactory

“Firewall? More like DIREwall”

published 02/09/2007

ProPaul Bettany and Mary Lynn Rajskub

ConsThe plotline, Ford's acting, almost everything els...

When I was deciding on a film to watch last night, I fancied something with some action and an exciting plot line, and when I saw this, I thought it would be the best one out of my selection. How wrong could I be?! I really expected this film to be great, but I felt really disappointed by it, and...

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Good

“Hit the Road Jack”

published 07/08/2006

ProIt's disposable entertainment

ConsHarrison Ford's too long in the tooth to play an a...

Computer security specialist Jack Stansfield has an ideal life; a good job at a bank, a loving wife and happy kids. But his perfect world is blown apart when his identity is stolen. Then his family is taken hostage and he is forced to find a way to rob his employers, otherwise his wife and...

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Good

ProGood intense performances from the leads

ConsRobert Patrick completely underused

IT expert Jack Stanfield (Harrison Ford) finds himself in a spot of trouble when his wife and two kids are held hostage in their high security home, with the demand being that he helps a sophisticated group of organised criminals break into the mega-secure system that he helped design to protect...

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Satisfactory

ProFamiliar storylines, some okay suspense and acting...

ConsFirewall (2006) - disappointing

This heist film comes courtesy of director Richard Loncraine, who directed Paul Bettany in Wimbledon and brings him in as the villain in this 2006 film Firewall. The Plot I.T. expert Jack Stanfield is the brains behind many security systems. A family man, he leads a pretty normal existence until...

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Super

“Gripping Thriller”

published 25/07/2007

ProGood story, good cast, some clever action scenes.

ConsMaybe a little short.

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...

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Super

ProNice plot, would make any woman proud of her man

ConsA bit shallow, not really high tech

A strange title huh??? Well, that is the lasting memory it left me with. It's all about how a bank manager of a relatively small bank is set up to break into his own bank cos it is seen as watertight by some thieves trying to rob it. The typical taking of the family hostage is the anchor to get...

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Good

Prosolid performances by Hord and Bettany

Consinsulting convienent twist

Harrison Ford is a movie legend, it goes without saying that Indianna Jones and Jack Ryan will forever be remembered as good characters in good movies. His performance is always of high quality and perfectly believable. And this is no different. Paul Bettany has enjoyed much success over the last...

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“A pretty good movie”

published 18/08/2007

ProGood plot

ConsA bit slow in places

After the slow beginning, this film draws you into the action. Not quite what i expected. There is little hacking or computer espionage involved, which wasn't a disappointment, but from the film title, i had gathered that it would be all about this sort of thing. Harrison Ford takes on a slightly...

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Super

ProGREAT ACTION & PLOTS

ConsSHOULDVE CHOSEN A DIFFERENT LEAD ACTOR

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...

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Good

“Am i Bov'ered?”

published 02/08/2008

ProHas its moments

ConsRubbish ending!

Overall, an enjoyable movie, until the end when it felt like the director got sick of the movie and said "that's a wrap. everyone leave". Fortunately, they didn't go overboard with the usual lousy computer scenes you normally see in a movie. In fact, the whole name of "Firewall" is poorly chosen...

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Excellent

“Firewall”

published 08/09/2008

Progood plot

Conssound-track wasn't very well mixed into the film

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...

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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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