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Swordfish [HD DVD]
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Swordfish is supposed to be about this ex-con computer hacker (Hugh Jackman) recruited by Gabriel and Ginger (John Travolta and Halle Berry) to hack into a government computer system and steal billions of dollars in seized drug money. At least that's what the plot is roughly supposed to be. Somewhere after Halle Berry's gratuitous and unnecessary topless scene the plot becomes totally incoherent in its attempts to create twists and turns to shock the viewer. These logic-bending turns make an already weak story turn into a logic defying brain-mushing pile of drivel. There is no structure to the story and how it's set up; the scenes don't come together to make sense or even make a cohesive story. Stuff just happens because the producers wanted car chases, shootouts and explosions in the film even though there's no reason for them to be there. This film is for the short attention span crowd that likes XXX and The Fast and the Furious; trying to figure out why things happened in this mindless movie will give you an aneurysm.Read more ›
Superficial but a fine entertaining Actioner, which is a Surprisngly Smart film with Visual Style and Plot. This film wasn`t a Big Hit as it should in Theaters but it did OK. This movie has plenty of energy to go for with the Slam Bang Thrills. Die-Hard Action Fans will love to see this one. DVD has an Sharp Anamorphic Widescreen (2.35:1) transfer and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound. DVD Extras are:An running Commentary Track with Director:Dominic Seda (Kalifornia), Two Alternate Endings, Behind the Scenes Featurette and More. This is a Clever Action Film. Panavision. Grade:A-.
Like so many thrillers these days, "Swordfish" tries to dazzle us with an array of complicated looking computer hardware. It isn't enough anymore for a band of robbers to storm their way into a bank, wave a few guns, take a handful of frightened hostages and hunker down for the duration, giving the authorities conniption fits with their exorbitant demands. No, for now the robbers have to precede these activities with a good 75 minutes of computer downloading and money transferring.Read more ›
Hugh Jackman shows that even an actor of his charm and considerable ability can do nothing when the script amounts to zero. The characters in Swordfish are paper-thin, not the least of which is Jackman's main character, supposed superhacker Stanley. John Travolta has done this vicious-villain role many times before and better, most notably as the devil-may-care stealth pilot of Broken Arrow, a far superior action piece in every way. Halle Berry gives one of the most miserable "performances" I've seen recently from a name star. Her feeble attempts at emotional expression and teeth-clenching dialogue delivery grate on the nerves at every turn, yet we are with her so often that there's no escape. I literally cheered when her character is suspended from a wire cable and asphyxiating. Don Cheadle is the only actor who doesn't quite embarrass himself thanks to his skills, yet his character is underutilized; given more screen time, he could have saved the film and offered up a worthy adversarial force to Travolta.
Director Dominic Sena's music-video sensibilities are evident at every turn. There's plenty of show-offy shots and camera trickery in this film, but none of them feel natural as in The Matrix.Read more ›
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Disc skips about half way in. Freezes frame and will not play. Very disappointed. Easy of $15 +s&hPublished 15 months ago by Shayne Tupper
Funny thing is I hate all four of the leads, I loathe Don Cheadle, he is not an actor, never has and never will be, he cannot act and has no charisma or anything at all really. Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2014 by J. Alexander
Swordfish is a fantastic movie, and I'm pleased with my choice, however, upon arrival the case was broken quite a bit inside, so I have to find a new one...Published on Jan. 11 2013 by C. Cave
turned out to be a good story with a very good cast
both Jackman & Travolta did great jobs with thier characters
some good twists in this movie
very enjoyable but... Read more
I rented this so I could see Drea De Matteo, and sure she has only a couple scenes, only a few lines, and so on, but I loved her in it. Read morePublished on July 19 2004 by Tony G.
EXCELLENT GRAPHICS COMBINED WITH A COMPELLING STORY WITH HUMANIZED CHARACTERS! LOVED IT!Published on June 30 2004 by Nick Rocco
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