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4.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected gem, 30 Dec. 2011
This review is from: Cypher (2 Disc Edition) [DVD] [2003] (DVD)
Part The Usual Suspects [DVD] [1995], part Identity [DVD], and part Paycheck [DVD] [2004], this stylish thriller is an excursion into identity.

Jerry Northam is recruited into industrial espionage for DigiCorp in order to spy on Sunway Systems. However during his induction an attempt is made to brainwash which is thwarted by Lucy Liu, who convinces him to play along.

What follows is an excursion into understanding who we are, and what makes us the way we are.

The filming style is sharp, in a film noir high contrast sense, and I really liked the heavy use of black and white sets and images without necessarily having to film in that medium.

That said, this is not perfect, and there are some sizeable holes towards the end.

If you like a "who is he really"? type film then you will like this. If you are looking for film where you don't have to concentrate, then this is not for you.
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