The Hummingbird Project Reviews

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June 14, 2019
It's typical of a movie, written and directed by the Canadian film-maker Kim Nguyen, that hits all the right genre beats while consistently reaching for something more.
June 13, 2019
It's the kind of verbose corporate parable David Mamet would sit down to write after a heavy night on the sauce.
June 12, 2019
A finance story that stretches beyond the usual coke-addled Wall Street traders.
April 25, 2019
It's an odd tale, but in its sneaky way, an unexpectedly engaging one.
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 22, 2019
The Hummingbird Project runs a lot thicker and deeper than that fiber-optic cable.
March 21, 2019
And so you will get no Scorsesian tracking shots of firecracker trading floors, no giddy frat boy Champagne-shaking antics; this is a slow-boil thriller coursing with melancholy.
March 21, 2019
A believability problem hampers this potentially fascinating story about the high-tech Wild West.
March 21, 2019
Somewhere, buried within the innards of writer/director Kim Nguyen's The Hummingbird Project, is the skeleton of a compelling techno-thriller.
March 21, 2019
"The Hummingbird Project" basically works; it's intriguing; the actors play it just straight enough to make it feel like a fact-based drama (though it isn't) with a few darkly comic details.
March 21, 2019
It all feels a bit contrived.
March 20, 2019
It may be haphazard and loosely focused. But thanks to Skarsgård it's never really boring.
March 20, 2019
At once an offbeat comedy and a satisfyingly weird thriller.
March 19, 2019
It's a lot to pack into a movie of less than two hours of running time. To Nguyen's credit, he balances the elements of his screenplay with such skill that the audience doesn't get too lost in the weeds.
March 15, 2019
[Skarsgård is] often the best part of anything he's in, but here he's uncanny.
March 15, 2019
Whatever it takes to keep a techno hellraiser on its feet, this humdrum Hummingbird doesn't have it, despite the efforts of Eisenberg and Skarsgård to breathe some life into it.
March 15, 2019
Sometimes funny, sometimes smart, always watchable, but perhaps the film's dedication to turning a clever tale into something profound was a miscalculation.
March 15, 2019
When a story is predicated on something as dramatically inert as laying high-speed fiber-optic cable, it requires characters more fully fleshed out than those on presentation here.
March 15, 2019
This one works overtime, shifting gears repeatedly without once providing enough substance for the viewer to engage.
March 15, 2019
That so much might be riding on so little is a critical irony that The Hummingbird Project recognizes but ultimately fumbles.
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