Firewall

Firewall

DVD - 2006
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Jack Stanfield is a bank's security chief who has designed a computer system and firewall to protect his employer from fraud. One day, after being introduced to a man named Bill Cox, Jack finds himself ambushed and staring down a gun barrel. The man holding the gun is Cox. Jack arrives home to find his family held hostage. Cox and his crew of thieves want Jack to hack through his employer's computer security and transfer $100 million to Cox's bank accounts in the Caymans. Failure to comply means the death of Jack's family. Once Cox has the money, it becomes obvious that there was no intention of letting anyone live. Cox leaves one of his henchman to eliminate Jack. When Jack kills the thug who was supposed to kill him, Cox's plans are ruined. Now, Jack must race against time to get his family back before Cox can carry out any more of his plans.

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akirakato
Mar 29, 2016

This is a 2006 American-Australian crime thriller directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Joe Forte.
Harrison Ford plays as a bank security specialist who fights back the techno bank robbers.
Although many critics negatively criticize that the film has tedious and improbable twists, I really enjoyed the edge-at-your-seat thrills and suspenses with---of course---my willing suspension of disbelief.

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zk24
Feb 25, 2012

I thought this film to be quite refreshing actually, despite Ford's less than desirable performance. One of my favorite scenes were when it showed several loacations here in Vancouver, e.g. West Vancouver (where the family were kidnapped) the Granville Street Bridge and Waterfront Station.

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tj_is_cool
Jan 05, 2012

Not Ford's best work. Plot has big holes.

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stuvw27
Aug 19, 2010

This movie is REALLY awful. Harrison Ford looks as if he is wearing a wig used to mop the floor of SeaTac airport. He’s acting as if someone will murder his family if he acts well. The turgid plot is as full of holes as if it had been conceived in a closet full of hungry moths. But most fun of all are the “Seattle” locations. Highway 2 runs from Bothell through Duvall, it’s pouring down rain every night with tornadoes(!) predicted (not by Harry Wappler!), the walls of the auto tunnel under Battery street are clean with no graffiti, vehicles exit the tunnel via the entrance and are suddenly far out of town and much, much more. Automatic transmission cars can be push-started and their headlights come and go, as do computer maintenance terminals, no one ever uses a computer mouse, nonexistent cameras have loud auto-winders, architects still use old style drafting tables, crooks wear loaded ammo belts while lounging around watching the Flintstones and on and on. Worst of all is that the film has been “formatted to fit your screen”… which means that there are big black bars on either side of your TV screen because it is more than likely to be too wide for the truncated movie. About the best thing in the movie is one scene that shows why it is clear to always have a blender handy in the kitchen. On the whole you would do better spending the nearly two hours watching paint dry. It would be more surprising and entertaining.

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