Swordfish

Swordfish

Swordfish

Hugh Jackman leads this 2001 crime thriller as a talented hacker brought in by a rogue agent (John Travolta) with a desire to fight terrorism on his own terms. The plan? Steal $9 billion dollars from the DEA's secret account. Co-stars Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and the late, great Sam Shepard.

2001Rating: R16, Violence & offensive language99 minsUSA
ActionCrimeThriller
Director:
Dominic Sena ('Gone in 60 Seconds', 'Whiteout', 'Kalifornia')
Writer:
Skip Woods
Cast:
John TravoltaHugh JackmanHalle BerryDon CheadleSam ShepardVinnie Jones
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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Turns into a meticulously choreographed bang-by-the-numbers action fantasy that I would accuse of peddling evil if the film weren't so dumb and incoherent.

Variety

Variety

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John Travolta attempts to recapture some of his former cool in "Swordfish," a half-absorbing, half-ridiculous techno-thriller that often goes too far in audience-rousing effects.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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"Swordfish" looks like the result of a nasty explosion down at the Plot Works. It's skillfully mounted and fitfully intriguing, but weaves such a tangled web that at the end I defy anyone in the audience to explain the exact loyalties and motives of the leading characters.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Turns into a meticulously choreographed bang-by-the-numbers action fantasy that I would accuse of peddling evil if the film weren't so dumb and incoherent.

Variety

Variety

press

John Travolta attempts to recapture some of his former cool in "Swordfish," a half-absorbing, half-ridiculous techno-thriller that often goes too far in audience-rousing effects.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

"Swordfish" looks like the result of a nasty explosion down at the Plot Works. It's skillfully mounted and fitfully intriguing, but weaves such a tangled web that at the end I defy anyone in the audience to explain the exact loyalties and motives of the leading characters.

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