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Action, Thriller





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Dominic Sena


John Travolta
Hugh Jackman
Halle Berry
Don Cheadle
Sam Shepard
Vinnie Jones





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A man wants into a complicated computer system that has a stockpile of information and billions of dollars waiting. A desperate hacker agrees to help in order to get in contact with his daughter.

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Some good actors in an severely average film.

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A standard action movie that tries and fails to be smarter than it is. With nothing special here over superior films there is no reason to recommend it. It just is not good enough in one way or any other. The story is not that compelling the action is not that good, and the acting is not that special, except if you want to see John Travolta cross his arms to fire two guns at once for no reason there is no reason to see this movie.

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Gabe 01/02/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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The story is a mess, but the acting is decent, and Halle Berry is topless. But, take the movie at face value and nothing else, it's a popcorn movie, it's not trying to be anything else. If you leave it at that, then you will enjoy it.

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05/11/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

"Swordfish" by Yojimbo

Hugh Jackman plays a retired hacker hired by sinister black ops agent John Travolta to help him rob a bank. I couldn't help feeling that there were the bones of a really good film lurking in here. Travolta is charismatic as the Machiavellian villain, and Jackman and Don Cheadle likeable heroes, but it is Halle Berry who personifies this film. Instead of exploring her character, the director chose instead to dress her up all purdy-like, and pay her a bag of cash to get her goodies out. And so it is with the film as a whole; when Travolta is about to speak about "misdirection", the whole crux of the plot, he is interrupted by a rather pointless car case/shoot out to a thumping techno bass line. If this were handled by a director who was more interested in the script than glossy and superfic...

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03/29/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Nothing is as it seems!

John Travolta stars as an ex-CIA agent Gabriel Shear who plots to rob the government by hacking into their computers and stealing billions of dollars in government funds. Hugh Jackman plays Stanley Jobson, a convicted Hacker, fresh out of prison who gets corralled into doing a job so that he can fight his bitter ex-wife and her sleazy new husband for custody of his daughter. Halle Berry portrays an alluring woman who seems to be playing both sides of the street. Rounding out the cast is Don Cheadle as a government agent named Vinnie Jones as Shear's henchmen, and Camryn Grimes as Stanley's daughter, Holly.

Vastly entertaining, it has everything from car chases, to cars blowing up, some gun fighting, sexy gals, bad guys (especially Britainís Vinnie Jones) and even a flying bus in the en...

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Movie God

08/06/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not a great film, but a good action movie

There is little in "Swordfish" that could be defended by any artistic standard. However, that is of no consequence. Simply see it for what it is--good entertainment--and you'll do fine. Storywise, it's pretty silly, and not particularly original, but director Dominic Sena wisely refuses to take anything seriously. He just goes with the flow, delivering a fast-paced, slick-looking action movie. It doesn't overstay its welcome, nor does it pretend to be something it's not.
Although John Travolta gets first billing, the real star is Hugh Jackman. He lends conviction and authority to his role, anchoring the film even during its least plausible moments. Halle Berry makes an excellent piece of eye candy, and the movie makes absolutely no apologies for portraying her in various states of undres...

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