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An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.

Starring:
Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 46 minutes
Starring Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth
Director Robert Luketic
Genres Drama
Studio Momentum Pictures
Rental release 10 March 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 46 minutes
Starring Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Liam Hemsworth
Director Robert Luketic
Genres Drama
Studio Momentum Pictures
Rental release 10 March 2014
Main languages English
Subtitles English
Hearing impaired subtitles English

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By AmyMadeInThe80s on 20 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I agree with the other reviewers. The promo looked great, it had a brilliant cast, the plot looked good and relevant to the times we live in... It's just such a let down. I can't believe I'm writing that about a film starring Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Both great actors who have starred in some fantastic films.

The film lacks tension and suspense, any depth to the plot, and I was sat there wondering if they'd aimed it a 12 years olds?! I groaned inside at the romantic moments, there's no chemistry between Liam Hemsworth and Amber Heard. They don't develop any of the relationships in the film, everything is totally superficial. There's no depth to the characters at all. I would summarise the film as pretty cheesy. It could have been so good, instead it's just bad!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Valerie J. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 24 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a bright young man and he is trying to sell his employer, Nicolas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), an idea that he and his techie friends and colleagues have come up with. Wyatt, however, is rude and indifferent, and fires them all. Cassidy is now in a financial fix as there is no insurance to cover the latest medical treatment for his father (Richard Dreyfuss) and when he is later approached by wily Wyatt with an offer he really cannot refuse - to infiltrate the company of Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford) and steal the latest thing to be marketed by that company - Cassidy takes the opportunity to get rich. However, Wyatt and Goddard were once partners who now wage a technological war against each other and Cassidy is just a pawn in the game.

How can Paranoia (2013), a movie starring actors of the calibre of Gary Oldman, Richard Dreyfuss, and Harrison Ford, appear to be so teen-flicky? It all feels rather superficial and the romantic scenes between Liam Hemworth and Amber Heard just make it worse - I felt like I'd slipped into the Twilight zone. Yet the idea behind the plot is actually quite decent (despite the plot being riddled with holes) and actually ends with an unexpected result, like a damp squib that should have been a cracker. Not sure just how convincing the corporate machinations and technological devices are (even though I am pretty sure we are all being watched, monitored, and spied upon at some point or other - at least in the UK) but it's an entertaining enough movie if your expectations are really low. The cinematography is good and Gary Oldman is great although why the hell he and Harrison Ford would take a part in this film is beyond me. Didn't they read the script?

VJ - Movies and Books World
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 13 April 2014
Format: DVD
Adam (Liam Hemsworth) is coerced by his former boss Nick (Gary Oldman) to become an industrial spy on Nick's former boss Jock (Harrison Ford). They work in the high tech industry of cell phone development. While working for Jock, Adam meets a former conquest Emma (Amber Heard) who was not impressed with his cheese fries or anything else.

Adam finds himself caught between the proverbial rock and hard place as he is trapped by slick gadgetry, which unlike anything I have seen, never has a glitch. He has no choice but to use what he has learned to fight back as he wants out.

The film uses technology that is available today, hacking, GPS, facial recognition software, etc to modernize an old twisty script. How well you enjoy this film might be determined by age, gender and love of electronic gadgets.

A drama thriller that might be worth a rental.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No nudity. Chick Flick style sex scene.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D. Morris on 16 July 2014
Format: DVD
This is like a masterclass in how not to write and direct a movie. It lacks the clarity required to be suspenseful - which is surprising considering how much "Irving the Explainer" we get, along with characters continually telling each other what they already know - and the scenes are like outtakes from a bad '90s pop video. At the halfway point I realized that I really didn't care what happened to any of the characters, despite the writers' increasingly desperate cat-saving attempts to make me root for the young leads. I'd give it less than 1 star if that were possible.
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Format: Blu-ray
Two powerful tech billionaires in the world, are bitter rivals, with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other.

A young Thor lookalike, is seduced by wealth and power, and falls between them, and in doing so becomes trapped in the middle of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage.

By the time he realises his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows too much for them to let him walk away......

The main problem with this film is that its twenty years too late, and has been made numerous times before, and much better.

When the film goes into full thriller mode, I keep thinking to myself, if this was made in the nineties, when it should have been, it would have starred Tom Cruise, Michael Douglas, Gene Hackman, Nicole Kidman, and Sean Penn. and it would have been one of the biggest hits of the year.

But it's been a long time since films like The Firm, and Disclosure where sure things, and it's not surprising that it sank badly, Hemsworth just doesn't convince, and the film focuses more on him and his friends, rather than the two people we saw the movie for.

It's almost as if John Grisham has started to write Young Adult novels.

But when Ford and Oldman are on screen, it sizzles, and Oldman is doing his best cockney wide boy next to Fords grizzled shaven headed tech wiz.

All in all, it's too late coming, but it goes along at a steady pace, and for a while, I was right back there in 1994.

It was good to be sixteen again.
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