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Paranoia Reviews

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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
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
July 23, 2014
Corporate thrillers just aren't what they used to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 29, 2013
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.
August 18, 2013
The movie doesn't make a whole lot of sense and, when it does, it would be better off not doing so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 16, 2013
Fixates on the perils and panic of our modern surveillance culture while itself proving to be borderline unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 16, 2013
You watch it and, despite all the au courant techno geekery on display, you feel like you've stepped into a time capsule. It's a nice feeling at first. If only the movie were better.
August 16, 2013
You're not paranoid -- it really is bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2013
"Paranoia" is too sloppy and slack to inspire tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2013
Paranoia? More like déjà vu.
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 16, 2013
While Paranoia has been cast with some top-notch actors, the problem here is a lack of oomph both in the script, adapted from Joseph Finder's novel, and the pretty lame direction by Robert Luketic.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2013
Director Robert Luketic's thriller Paranoia has a host of problems, but the biggest seems to be that no one in it is nearly paranoid enough.
August 16, 2013
Slick but muddled thriller about corporate espionage never gets our pulse pounding.
August 16, 2013
There's much sprinting and keyboard-clacking for an audience that might feasibly value the sight of either over the presence of genuine invention or suspense.
August 16, 2013
The film is all thunderous clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 16, 2013
Here is a film that clearly wants to be a gripping techno-thriller but feels as if it was designed both by and for people who still have not quite figured out how to get their Kindles to work.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 16, 2013
Why blaze new trails when the old ones are so well-marked? This one is essentially "The Firm" with smartphones.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 16, 2013
"Paranoia" is a plug-and-play Hollywood thriller, not the best the genre has to offer but hardly the worst.
August 15, 2013
Screenwriters Jason Dean Hall and Barry Levy swipe plot twists from the film adaptations of best-selling author John Grisham's novels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2013
It's tension free and as a result, forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2013
In critical ways the movie feels both out of date and out of touch.
August 15, 2013
Were it the sum of its formidable parts, Paranoia might give good movies an inferiority complex.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2013
Did Harrison Ford hope the shorn look would give his high-tech mogul Jock Goddard some edge? He certainly needed something to.
August 15, 2013
What it lacks is even an iota of originality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2013
"Paranoia's" twitchiness is like an actual twitch: it's contrived and clunky, and you forget it in an instant.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 15, 2013
"Paranoia" is ostensibly a thriller, but there's nothing remotely thrilling about it. The slick, plodding bore is as exciting as watching somebody else tap out text messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2013
I smiled twice during Paranoia. Both times when Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman had scenes together and hammed it up like pros in hog heaven.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2013
There's too much here that doesn't ring true or make any sense beyond script convenience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
August 15, 2013
As a post-financial-crisis movie, Paranoia is muddled at best, wagging its finger at Hemsworth's ambitious bridge-and-tunnel type while fetishizing the life of luxury he cheats his way into.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
August 9, 2013
Its twists are either predictable or improbable, and its double-crosses are so inert they're more like crosses-and-a-half.