Paranoia Reviews

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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 23, 2014

It's slickly directed by Robert Luketic even though it's all pretty unbelievable. But in fact I rather enjoyed it.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
March 7, 2014

With a strong cast and striking production values, this thriller is sleek enough to hold our interest even if corporate espionage isn't a very exciting topic for the movies.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
September 5, 2013

Aussie director Robert Luketic's clever fingerprints are all over the film, with its dictating pace, well maintained tension - but above all, his flair for casti

Scott Weinberg
GeekNation
August 17, 2013

Not an original bone in its body -- but there's always something to be said for a great cast.

Pete Hammond
Movieline
August 14, 2013

A corporate thriller that offers juicy roles for Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Not terribly original but entertaining.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
July 23, 2014

Paranoia is professional in every way, but there's no pulse to it. It is entirely adequate, livened up only by a few supporting turns.

Full Review | Original Score: C
Stephen Kelly
Total Film
July 23, 2014

It's a premise that stands or falls on the tense fate of a charismatic lead and dialogue that does not clang right off the screen; a woeful lack of both ensures Paranoia more than falls -- it collapses.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic
July 23, 2014

There's nothing wrong with Paranoia that a stronger director, livelier leading actors and several hundred fewer narrative conveniences wouldn't cure.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
Top Critic
July 23, 2014

This is a film at odds with itself, wanting to be a 99 percenter rallying cry but wallowing in and fetishizing 1 percenter accoutrement at every turn.

David Lewis
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic
July 23, 2014

Paranoia, a ho-hum thriller about corporate spying in the high-tech world, comes off as a lot more preposterous than paranoid, and it takes no more than a few frames for the eye rolling to commence.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)
July 23, 2014

It's rather a slight affair.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
July 23, 2014

A couple of business rivals trying to steal each other's cell phone secrets is just not that gripping to watch unfold, especially when it's anchored by such a dull protagonist.

Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
Dave White
Movies.com
July 23, 2014

[A] garbage movie.

Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
David Edwards
Daily Record [UK]
July 23, 2014

Even as a straight-to-DVD release, this would fail to pass muster.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jay Stone
Canada.com
July 23, 2014

The twists aren't surprising, the perils feel artificial, and even Hemsworth's chest gets a little ho-hum after a while.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Luke Mullen
Film School Rejects
July 23, 2014

Ford gives it the old college try and it's decently paced but it's not enough to elevate it from the muck and mire of a boring script made by an unimaginative director.

Full Review | Original Score: D
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
Top Critic
July 23, 2014

Corporate thrillers just aren't what they used to be.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 23, 2014

A movie as generic and forgettable as Paranoia deserves a title as generic and forgettable as Paranoia.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeremy Aspinall
Radio Times
July 23, 2014

The bland leading man, lack of suspense and tedious panoramic shots of New York create feelings of inertia rather than paranoia.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
July 23, 2014

The script conveniently leaps from one face-slapping coincidence to the next without as much as a knowing wink to the viewer (a gesture which might have helped these laughable proceedings no end).

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