Paranoia (2013)


Critic Consensus: Clichéd and unoriginal, Paranoia is a middling techno-thriller with indifferent performances and a shortage of thrills.


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In this high-stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is a regular guy trying to get ahead in his entry-level job at Wyatt Corporation. But after one costly mistake, Adam's ruthless CEO, Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman), forces him to spy on corporate rival, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford), Wyatt's old mentor. Adam soon finds himself occupying the corner office and living the life of his dreams. However, behind the scenes, he is simply a pawn in Wyatt's corporate game and realizes he must ultimately find a way out from under his boss who will stop at nothing, even murder, to win a multi-billion dollar advantage. (c) Relativity

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Liam Hemsworth
as Adam Cassidy
Gary Oldman
as Nicholas Wyatt
Harrison Ford
as Jock Goddard
Amber Heard
as Emma Jennings
Embeth Davidtz
as Dr. Judith Bolton
Julian McMahon
as Miles Meechum
Josh Holloway
as Agent Gamble
Richard Dreyfuss
as Frank Cassidy
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Critic Reviews for Paranoia

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (30)

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

Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/4

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.

Jul 23, 2014 | Full Review…

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.

Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

Jul 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

In a movie about a new generation's hunger to topple the old guard, pretty boy Hemsworth is outclassed by his veteran costars, who get more mileage from baring their teeth than he does baring his chest.

Aug 29, 2013 | Full Review…

The movie doesn't make a whole lot of sense and, when it does, it would be better off not doing so.

Aug 18, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Paranoia


It felt like a rehash of 2001's Antitrust.

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

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This movie is certainly carried through by Oldman and Ford. Without them it would have been a slow bore of a movie.

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Film Crazy

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Crowded with A-List actors who work pretty much to their best potential, "Paranoia" is sure to be the hit of the century am I right? Hell no, and let me please explain why. Adam (Liam Hemsworth) is fired after a "disappointing" pitch to the company about a new cellular device. He is then brought back to scam a rival company, whom just happens to have a girl who he knows and likes on board. Everything spirals out of control of course and everyone begins to hate each other. The premise is already stale enough and the script is pretty bad too. Although the actors give it their all, I will never recommend this film to anyone, because it is the most predicable piece of streamline crap out there. With choppy editing, and odd camera movements, this feels more like a hyperkinetic Music Video rather than a feature film. Most of the time I was shaking my head in disappointment wishing there was more to this film, but in the end, I just didn't care about it at all. "Paranoia" is sadly one of the worst of 2013!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

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* "Paranoia" is a technology corporation thriller, that lacks the most important thing in a thriller, thrills. Liam Hemsworth stars as a down on his luck corporate guppie who finds himself in the cross hairs of a war between Tec companies headed by Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Now those two are usually awesome, and they each have good moments here. But really, they don't add much, if anything to it. Hemsworth is very wooden, and one of those actors where he is more eye candy for the girls than anything. Is it worth a watch? Eh, if it's a redbox rental or on Netflix, sure. But worth any substantial money? No, not really. This could have been worse, but really it should have been so much better.

Everett Johnson
Everett Johnson

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