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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.
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.
My first impression from the way the film started, with John Travolta talking about heist films within a heist film, was that it was a little bit sickly. Sometimes, that kind of thing is done in a really clever way and adds an extra layer to the film. Here, it was quite smug and knowing. But the scene immediately following that little chat in the cafe was absolutely fantastic. The way it played out from the moment the camera zooms out of the close up on Travolta to the second the explosion is over was amazing.
Amazing.. and misleading.
The moment that first 5-10 minutes was over, the film took a massive nose-dive. I generally quite enjoy Hugh Jackman's performances.…
Sexy, stylish and over-the-top in every possible way.
Well worth the rewatch.
Just looking at all the LB reviews: Hell, am I the only one who truly loves this film?
I quite like this film. I'm not sure if its the ludicrous plot, the action scenes or Halle Berry getting her norks out.
Basically Wolverine has to hack into a banking system and steal billions of dollars for a war against terror for Storm and Johnny T. Don Cheadle spends most of the time trying to stop and catch them.
Half decent twist and not bad at all.
What the eyes see and the ears hear the mind believes.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Possibly the stupidest movie title ever? we do find out why during the film but still. Possibly the stupidest look for Travolta? the most camp hairdo? gotta be contenders huh.
This film is basically about hacking computers, stealing lots of money and transferring it here there and everywhere in a flurry of slick sexy sequences. That's pretty much it, Travolta's character tells us its all in the name of national security and for US protection against terrorism, which it does seem to be. So this begs the question why is Travolta and his goons made out to be bad guys when they're working for the US government and hitting back at dangerous terrorists? The FBI finds out about the operation,…
Another reminder that Hollywood doesn't know how computers work.
A action thriller that suffers from narrative shortcomings but is elevated by the star power of John Travolta and Halle Berry and particularly Aussie actor Hugh Jackman.
Ako išta Hale Beri pokazuje grudi. Travolta je entuzijastičan dok je Džekmen pomalo zbunjen.
Great action and acting. Story is fascinating.
Things that pissed me off: Travolta's goatee, that stupid car chase scene, how Travolta held his cigar, Jackman's hoop earring, every scene involving "hacking," falling down the hill for an absurd amount of time, Travolta's hair, the camera shots they probably thought were innovative and cool in 2001, the twist, everything.
My review -- this film is now on DVD and yes it does have a solid profit margin of roughly $45 million. The plot is as follows, the viewers meet straightaway this criminal master mind as his sitting in a coffee shop talking about films and how they relate or where they could be unreal in the modern world. The camera angle then gets pulled back to reveal that this is a hostage situation which goes terribly wrong in a matter of seconds and then we as the viewing audience have this sometime previous motif. Now on reflection and not forgetting I now have a wealth of experience as it relates to films, I actually found this film to be…
'Swordfish' starts off with a helluva wallop. John Travolta opens with a monologue about why "Hollywood is full of shit," specifically the problems with 'Dog Day Afternoon' and what a real criminal with hostages could have done. When the conversation ends and Travolta finishes his coffee, he stands up, thanks his gentlemen, and then we quickly discover Travolta is holding hostages in a bank each strapped with powerful explosives. During some miscommunication and arrogance from the FBI brass (as always) snipers take out one of Travolta's baddies and try and whisk away a hostage. As they try and rush her out in slow motion the pounds of C4 strapped to her chest detonate and a monumental explosion erupts. But as…
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