The Hummingbird Project Reviews

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April 30, 2019
Eisenberg is not the guy you hire to spice up a movie that's literally about digging a wire in the ground.
April 30, 2019
It's hard for the viewer to get caught up in this crazy scheme.
April 25, 2019
[The film] joins the recent raft of unusual, unusually engrossing business films such as The Big Short, The Founder and Joy...Salma Hayek plays the corporate boss like an ultra-cool Bond villain, keen to crush her competitors under her killer stilettos.
April 25, 2019
It's an odd tale, but in its sneaky way, an unexpectedly engaging one.
April 16, 2019
A fiber optic line from Kansas to New York is a stretch.
April 8, 2019
One of the biggest issues facing The Hummingbird Project is that its core premise is neither cinematic nor particularly interesting.
April 4, 2019
We can count on an audience that likes to watch people work, an audience that will admire fast-talking hustlers, no matter what their grift. But eventually Nguyen plays softball with the conniving characters.
April 4, 2019
[N]o matter how hard Nguyen and the cast tries in "The Hummingbird Project," there's little a filmmaker can do to make computer screens and digging cable worth watching for two hours.
April 4, 2019
A tepid thriller, filled with technobabble...
April 3, 2019
Among the disappointments is that Jesse Eisenberg, so good in so many other movies, is wretchedly miscast as the hustler.
April 1, 2019
Eisenberg does his usual, but Skarsgård gets a lot of notes to play with Anton, whose quiet genius is offset by great bursts of energy in the form of screaming or running.
April 1, 2019
From director and screenwriter Kim Nguyen comes this interesting story with excellent performances. [Full review in Spanish]
April 1, 2019
You often don't think about why you root for a film's protagonist. It therefore becomes very glaring when this intrinsic emotional attachment doesn't exist.
March 31, 2019
Filmmaker Kim Nguyen delivers an overlong and occasionally meandering drama that nevertheless contains a handful of striking, compelling sequences...
March 31, 2019
Director Kim Nguyen has kind of made a "men on a mission" film, only instead of escaping Nazis or driving a truck full of nitroglycerin through the jungle, we have a group of smart people trying to lay cable in a perfectly straight line.
March 29, 2019
An interesting enough, if predictable, rumination on the state of the American dream. High-frequency trading isn't something everybody can relate to, but the idea of living up to a potential that's weaved into the fabric of your country's myth is.
March 29, 2019
[A]n invigorating snapshot of greed that examines how far competitors will go to gain even the slightest fraction of an edge over their rivals in the stock market.
March 29, 2019
Filled with references to fiber, routers, drill bits, and data in milliseconds, "The Hummingbird Project" is a nerdy, but engrossing, film.
March 28, 2019
What makes The Hummingbird Project so intriguing is that it explores areas of business - and of industrial espionage - so esoteric that it's hard to imagine that it's really a business model.
March 27, 2019
[T]here's something refreshingly simple behind the idea of building a super-straight speed-of-light pipeline under the Appalachians to quicken commerce.
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