In a war between kings even a pawn can change the game.
Business espionage thriller starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Liam Hemsworth. Hemsworth plays an entry-level employee, determined to earn his place at the powerful corporation he works for. However, there’s a dangerous catch: he must help secure a multi-billion dollar advantage against a rival company by going undercover.... More
Adam's ruthless CEO, Nicholas (Oldman), has him spy on Jock (Ford), Nicholas' former mentor. Through doing so, Adam soon occupys the corner office and is living the life of his dreams. But behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Nicholas' corporate game and begins to realise that he must find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage.Hide
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Occupying the same space as other laughable, misguided Hollywood attempts at “timely”, “technologically relevant” cyber-thrillers like The Net and Firewall, Robert Luketic’s Paranoia answers the question nobody was asking: what if the director of Legally Blonde remade The Conversation? Just as generic and bland as its title would imply, this unexciting corporate espionage thriller plods along with exposition-clogged, techno-babble dialogue and standard issue cloak-and-dagger reversals while taking the odd swipe at online privacy to warn us that yes, Big Brother has never stopped watching.... More
The younger, not-Thor, Hemsworth (that's Liam) is Adam Cassidy, a low-level and often shirtless tel-com drone who finds himself blackmailed by his big bad boss Nick Wyatt (Gary Oldman) to spy on their smartphone competitor/nemesis Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford). Soon Adam, who doesn’t want to wind up like his broke, emphysema-stricken dad (Richard Dreyfuss), is reaping the rewards (fast car, fancy apartment, fat paycheck, Amber Heard as his girlfriend), until Sawyer from Lost shows up to uncover the true heinous nature of Wyatt’s plans.
Much of what ensues barely qualifies as suspenseful: USB-stick data theft, thumbprint recognition mismatching, and a climactic standoff that revolves around the undeniably nail-biting sight of grown men removing batteries from their mobile phones. The veteran actors do their darnedest with the risible, strictly straight-to-vid material: Oldman gets to erupt into one of his signature screaming fits, Ford’s just going through the motions in a role that’s more or less on par with the mediocrity of his late career output.Hide
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BY Brendan3 superstar
Fantastic cast and good acting here.
Good twist and turn from this thriller Harrison Ford plays the evil tech baron and its taking on Garry Oldman the younger smarter tech company who's spying to Harrison Fords phone company to get a competitive advantage. Its all gets very messy and people get doubled crossed and the drama goes from there.