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Firewall Reviews

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JoBlo's Movie Emporium
March 3, 2006
What might've helped matters would have been a little touch of creativity on the script end, with most every turn seen coming a mile away, and maybe even more importantly, more interference from the secondary players who are completely wasted here.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
February 28, 2006
Director Richard Loncraine appears to have taken all his cues from the dog.
Full Review| Original Score: C
David N. Butterworth
February 25, 2006
Barrier grief.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 23, 2006
Firewall offers nothing new nor original. It is a retread, formulaic to the nth degree, with every cliché telegraphed reels ahead of when they occur.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 23, 2006
The film is pretty much what you would expect %u2013 a formulaic, predictable plot and Ford cast as everyman who does impossible things%u2026 Ford looks as though he is trying too hard %u2013 he is too wide-eyed and too fraught.
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 22, 2006
Indiana Jones 4 is a terrible idea, but might we suggest a remake of On Golden Pond as an alternate?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record-Chronicle
February 21, 2006
By the time this match of wits reaches the inevitable mano-a-mano final showdown, viewers will probably have become weary from all of the incoherent plot twists and ludicrous contrivances.
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Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 18, 2006
I really, REALLY like Harrison Ford. And that's why I really, REALLY wanted to like "Firewall."
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 18, 2006
...serviceable if entirely uninspired...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 17, 2006
If I hadn't seen Ford at his grimmest in Firewall, I would have never found out how you can steal $100 million from a bank simply by using an iPod and a little scotch tape.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
February 17, 2006
If Ford's character is too much like the ones he played in Patriot Games and The Fugitive, at least Firewall restores his status of everyday action hero.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Steve Crum
February 16, 2006
The best that can be said about the predictable 'Firewall' is its showcasing of the patented action-Ford.
Full Review| Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 16, 2006
This one displays a fair amount of intelligence before the ludicrous third act sets in.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
February 16, 2006
You've seen this movie a dozen times.
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
February 16, 2006
Solid escapist entertainment, equal parts silly and smart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Thomason
Orlando Weekly
February 16, 2006
An overblown, unrelenting movie that tries to disguise its ludicrous plot with enough technical jargon to make it all appear feasible.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 16, 2006
This is one of the dopiest plans in the history of evil genius plans.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
February 15, 2006
Firewall feels like other movies we've seen starring the same actor...It feels like Harrison Ford is phoning in his performance this time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 15, 2006
Firewall is barely worth seeing, despite its above-average cast.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 15, 2006
This high tech thriller starts out speaking to some hot topics in the headlines but quickly descends into a far-fetched crime drama.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
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