Echelon Conspiracy (2009)
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A young American engineer comes into possession of a cell phone that bestows unlimited wealth upon him, never realizing the danger posed to him by the device until security agents close in and start shooting to kill. Now, as a frantic chase across the continents gets under way, the stability of the entire world hangs in the balance. Shane West stars in a globe-trotting action thriller featuring Ving Rhames, Jonathan Pryce, and Martin Sheen. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Feb 27, 2009 Wide
Jul 21, 2009
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Combines a righteous message about out-of-control government surveillance with the old computer-gone-haywire plot to make - well, not very much, actually.
Echelon Conspiracy is a more evocative title than a movie this stupid deserves.
In the right hands, this premise might a good movie make -- a fable like Aladdin's lamp updated for the iPhone era. This convoluted and half-baked conspiracy thriller does not.
Simply a case of we've-seen-this-before-and-better (at least Sandra Bullock's The Net had camp value), Conspiracy flimsily masquerades as a ticking bomb but is ultimately sans heart-pounding jolts.
Of all the pejorative words that could be used to describe this film, perhaps the most apt is amateurish.
The biggest mystery is how this high-tech whodunit-gone-awry got a theatrical release and didn't go directly to dvd.
Presumably it was the fact that the DVD release schedule for the week was already filled that explains the escape of this picture to theatres--it really belongs on a video store shelf or a late-night slot on a non-premium cable network.
Echelon Conspiracy is a pale imitation of Eagle Eye, not exactly a good movie to begin with.
This latest take on Bush-era paranoia and cell phone alarm might arrive in theaters somewhat dramatically moldy and short-sheeted in the budget department, yet it's actually a more rewarding sit than Eagle Eye if viewed with minimal attention paid
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- Mueller: It is the seemingly harmless traces we leave behind that later can be used to destroy us.
- Yuri Malanin: It seems we were able to help the Americans make the right decision. At least for now.
- Raymond Burke: You know the three most important words in politics? Don't get caught.
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