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Firewall Reviews

David Ansen
Newsweek
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November 1, 2007
Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com
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Harrison Ford is outshone by his costars in this crisp, conventional thriller.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

October 7, 2006
Trevor Johnston
Time Out
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Its formulaic moves seem particuarly tired.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
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The movie gets a lift from Mary Lynn Rajskub in a glamorized version of her nerd's wet dream Chloe on 24, which is also better this year with the Chloe quotient pumped up.

Full Review Source: New York Magazine/Vulture

May 12, 2006
Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
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You've seen this movie a dozen times.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 16, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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This is one of the dopiest plans in the history of evil genius plans.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

February 16, 2006
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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Firewall is barely worth seeing, despite its above-average cast.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

February 15, 2006

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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February 11, 2006
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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As we watch Ford reprise his trademark mannerisms, we no longer enjoy the ring of familiarity. We just hear the tolling of a bell -- Ford's.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 10, 2006
Peter Howell
Toronto Star
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Firewall is the flaming arrow of truth that Harrison Ford is fully in the throes of what worried scientists are calling the De Niro Syndrome.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Dana Stevens
Slate
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Ford is definitely hacking his way through something in Firewall, but it's not a computer.

Full Review Source: Slate

February 10, 2006
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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[A] tense but too often preposterous thriller.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's a tricky thing, but an ideal thriller enables an audience to enjoy watching characters suffer. Here, that's difficult.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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It's not long before the timely issue of identity theft takes a backseat to old-fashioned Hollywood villainy, unnecessary (and nonsensical) red herrings, and stuff that doesn't make sense.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Thrillers aren't just about action and surprises, they're about fear and fury. And for a film with fire in the title, you expect a lot more heat.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Those who don't spend enough time watching computer screens at work, however, can see more of them in Firewall, starring grumpy Harrison Ford as the head of digital security for a mid-sized Seattle bank.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 10, 2006
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Expect the predictable series of attempted double crosses, frame-ups and escape attempts that will be wearyingly familiar to anyone whose seen last year's Hostage.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 10, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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For every movie based on a clever screenplay that takes years to get made, there are a dozen like the formula hostage thriller Firewall.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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For all its fleeting touches of color, Firewall's main players are stranded in template land.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
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If you're in the mood for a thriller, Firewall will suffice -- barely.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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This film is so formulaic, so thoroughly what you'd expect that by the time you're done watching it you feel like you've just seen it for the second time.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C

February 10, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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The plot of Firewall is about as complex as a game of Pong.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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A generally uninspired script strains when it's time to wrap things up.

| Original Score: C

February 10, 2006
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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Firewall gives us little reason to bestow deeper meaning on what is essentially a pre-owned Ford vehicle.

Full Review Source: Denver Post | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 10, 2006
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
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There are other plot holes (four days indoors and the dog doesn't have to go?) but, dispiritingly, Firewall is one of those movies where every detail in the first act is designed to pay off by the third.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2/4

February 10, 2006
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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What we essentially have here is an old-fashioned, not always convincing B picture with A-list stars.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Harrison Ford needs a better agent. Or a sharper pair of reading glasses for perusing scripts. He just seems to keep choosing the same tired heroic roles, and ends up coming across as a caricature of his younger self.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 2/4

February 9, 2006
Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Director Richard Loncraine and screenwriter Joe Forte run out of ideas. So they turn to the action-movie mainstays -- guns, fisticuffs and explosions -- in an over-the-top showdown that tries to make up in mayhem what it lacks in credibility.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

February 9, 2006
Stephen Becker
Dallas Morning News
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Do Clear and Present Danger or Air Force One ring a bell? If not, get thee to Blockbuster, as those films follow a similar outline to greater effect than does Firewall.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C

February 9, 2006
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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An efficient time-passer at least until the plot starts obsessing over the fate of the family dog.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 9, 2006
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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As a techno-thriller, Firewall fails to surmount the obstacle that plagues such films: How do you make tapping at a computer interesting?

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 3/5

February 9, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Firewall, a thrill-challenged thriller starring Harrison Ford, manages to entertain mildly only because it gives moviegoers ample opportunity to test their action-movie I.Q.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 9, 2006
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Firewall is an ingenious attempt to update an old plot with new technology, and it is made with competence, skillful acting, and the ability to make us feel cleverer about digital stuff than we really are.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

February 9, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Filmmakers who want to make new-style scare-fests should not be thinking old style.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C-

February 9, 2006
Bruce Newman
San Jose Mercury News
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Instead of dramatic tension, Firewall makes do with a lot of frantic typing at computer keyboards. It's like watching Microsoft's Service Pack 2 download for nearly two hours.

| Original Score: 1.5/4

February 9, 2006
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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Director Richard Loncraine and writer Joe Forte inject fatty layers of false leads, techno-babble and dull-witted tension into what is essentially a generic hostage machine.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

February 9, 2006
Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Firewall is one of those mildly entertaining family hostage movies with Harrison Ford as, of course, the good guy.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Original Score: C+

February 9, 2006
John Patterson
L.A. Weekly
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Had Loncraine done a better job of plundering his own oeuvre, Firewall might have acquired the mojo it so sorely lacks.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

February 9, 2006
Rex Reed
New York Observer
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It kept me alert, terrified and royally entertained.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

February 8, 2006
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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If you feel like you've seen it before, it's because you have -- action heroes beating the crap out of people in the pious name of protecting their loved ones.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D-

February 8, 2006
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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As for Ford, autumn is upon him.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

February 7, 2006
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Firewall is flawed, but that didn't prevent me from enjoying it for what it is, nor will that prevent me from recommending it to those who enjoy a thriller with enough of the right ingredients to provide a couple hours of escapism.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2006
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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A passable distraction. Nothing more.

| Original Score: 2/4

February 6, 2006
Brian Lowry
Variety
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Beyond Paul Bettany's suave villain, there's not much to distinguish what amounts to an old-fashioned "B" picture, except perhaps its unusually overwrought score.

Full Review Source: Variety

February 6, 2006
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Both dutifully formulaic and brazen in its willingness exploit in-jeopardy elements just short of the horror-film threshold, such barriers might prevent audiences from savoring an otherwise old-fashioned thriller.

February 3, 2006
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