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Log On. Hack In. Go Anywhere. Get Everything.
Rogue agent Gabriel Shear is determined to get his mitts on $9 billion stashed in a secret Drug Enforcement Administration account. He wants the cash to fight terrorism, but lacks the computer skills necessary to hack into the government mainframe. Enter Stanley Jobson, a n'er-do-well encryption expert who can log into anything.
Battlefield Earth Travolta hair.
Even Halle's Berries can't save this one.
John Travolta does bad guys better than most. His turn here as a villain with yet another ludicrous haircut and silly beard (Battlefield Earth anyone?), is interesting enough but this one is remembered for one truly beautiful moment. The moment that Halle Berry unleashed unto the world her prize assets. They were lovely, but to be honest she looked just as good in her undies with a pistol in her hand.
Swordfish however is an enjoyable romp with an eclectic cast pulled together into a plot that makes about as much sense as the stupid title. Hugh Jackman's computer hacker isn't as buffed-up as in his Wolverine days, but he does have an interesting scene where he gets a blowjob…
Travolta does a credible bad guy, Halle unleashes her berries, Jackman does his best to anchor a story that is nicely paced but has some rather improbable twists (which might actually seem creative if you don't examine them too closely). The best part is that great opening scene, after which the film devolves into a routine cyber-heist yarn elevated by a few good action scenes and nice cinematography. It's fairly entertaining but not much more than that.
I'm going to keep this short because I actually forgot I watched it the other night.
I remember loving this when it first came out and while I still enjoyed it, it wasn't as good or as engaging as I remember it to be. It could have been because I was just too tired to care, but I dunno.
Halle was hot, so was young Hugh, John Travolta was super creepy and Don Cheadle was bad ass. It was aight.
As dumb as I always assumed it was, but if I'd known it was this hilariously ridiculous, I would have watched it a long time ago. Feels like the screenwriter read one book about hacking and everyone else assumed that he nailed it. A perfect subject for an episode of "How Did This Get Made?" Halle Berry's breasts are much more attractively shot and lit here than in Monster's Ball, and I'd rather watch this again than Monster's Ball, so there's that.
You know what the problem with Hollywood is? They make shit.
I couldn't have said it better myself.
A futuristic picture i think where the plot is not the greatest priority - crediblilty was not the highest item on the shortlist of the director. I liked it anyway.
Clever and muh underrated film in my opinion; never been sure why this one isn't more loved; especially as it has a superb TVR sports car in it!
" I'm not here to suck your dick Stan. "
A secretive renegade counter-terrorist co-opts the world's greatest hacker (who is trying to stay clean) to steal billions in US Government dirty money.
Slick cyber spy thriller with a ridiculously outlandish plot and in the end no better or different than most action thrillers.
Decent villain from Travolta. Some very solid set pieces and techno soundtrack. A decent action thriller with a twist that saves the movie from being too cliched
Somewhere in between Hugh Jackman hacking into the Pentagon while forcibly being subjected to a blow job and Halle Berry casually whipping out her breasts for the lulz, I wondered what kind of a person could have come up with this. That mystery was solved in four little words.
"Written by Skip Woods"
Hugh Jackman getting a blowjob with a gun pointed to his head being forced to hack something in 60 seconds. Halle Berry's boobs. John Travolta smoking in a strange way that would only make sense to Travolta. Cool explosion at the star. Opening monologue deriding Hollywood for making shit. Proof that not even Hugh Jackman can make typing on a keyboard interesting. Don Cheadle being Don Cheadle. Vinnie Jones missile/suppository speech. A score that doesn't fit the film, ever.
This all amounts to a film. Not a very good one but a guilty pleasure none the less.
Another bank robbery movie on a larger, more actiony and heisty scale. It even references Dog Day Afternoon.
The problem is that it thinks it's more clever than it actually is.
Also, Hugh Jackman has a dynamite earring. So gangsta.
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Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.