Action / Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6.5 10 166057


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Hugh Jackman as Stanley Jobson
John Travolta as Gabriel Shear
Halle Berry as Ginger Knowles
Drea de Matteo as Melissa
650.68 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 39 min
P/S 9 / 63

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Tweekums 7 / 10

Enjoyable if rather silly action

'Swordfish' opens with what at first appears to be a bank robbery going horribly wrong; the police pull a hostage wearing an explosive jacket away from one of the criminals and she explodes causing major damage. We then jump back four days and see a computer hacker arrested coming into the United States; he is then killed while in FBI custody. A second hacker, Stanley Jobson, is approached by a beautiful woman, Ginger Knowles, and offered a job… at first he declines as he will be sent to jail if he so much as touches a computer but when offered $100,000 just to discuss the job he can't say no. After a rather extreme test of his skills he finds that his potential employer, Gabriel Shear, will pay him ten million dollars if he helps him steal over nine billion dollars from secret government slush funds. Shear states that he intends to use the money to fund a private war on terrorism. Things soon get very dangerous for Stanley; the FBI are closing in on him and Shear's backer wants to shut down the operation permanently. If that weren't enough it appears that Ginger is an undercover DEA agent.

This film starts well with an intriguing prologue and the story provides plenty of action and excitement from start to finish. There are numerous explosions and shooting scenes as well as other tense moments. There are however moments that don't look that real; the first explosion may have looked great when the film was new but the CGI enhancements are fairly obvious and the hacking scenes are fairly painful to watch even people like me who know nothing about hacking know it wouldn't look like that… it was hard to believe Stanley was even typing rather than just pressing keys rather fast! At least the shootout while driving through LA was pretty cool and the way a bus was carried by a Skycrane helicopter was impressive. The cast did a solid job; Hugh Jackman was solid as Stanley, John Travolta hammed it up delightfully as Shear and Halle Berry impressed as Ginger… even if her topless sunbathing scene was an entirely gratuitous excuse to show her bare breasts. While his role wasn't that large Don Cheadle was fine as FBI Agent J.T. Roberts, it is a pity his role wasn't larger. Overall this is a decent enough action film which it entertaining if you can suspend your disbelief and ignore a few obvious flaws.

Reviewed by damonsomers 1 / 10

A big time actor takes a lot of money for a horrible script.

This is the worst move I've ever seen in my life. The money that went into it was the only reason for its pathetic short expensive life. Every person involved was only interested in money. Any person involved in this ^&$(#@ should be barred from making any other films. Any person that enjoyed this pile of stinking dog excrement should stick to suicide instead. thank you.

Reviewed by duplessis-wayne 9 / 10

Being a stand-up guy didn't work so well last time, so reluctant hero is putting it mildly.

(Hugh Jackman)Stanley Jobson is living on the fringes of a happy life. He's working a job he hates in order to win back a daughter he loves, from an ex-wife who hates him. (Halle Berry)Ginger is the unexpected visitor who offers Stanley a chance to get his daughter back ... but it may mean losing everything. (John Travolta)Gabriel is the leader of a group that has a job requiring Stanley's specific skill set. (Don Cheadle)Agent J.T. Roberts wants to stop Stanley from exercising his skill. This is an under-appreciated heist film. Gabriel Shear's knowing nods to previous movies may be a bit meta for some tastes, but there is a method to Gabriel's banter. He is knowingly leading Stanley where he wants him to go. In fact, everyone wants something from Stanley. Jackman delivers an energetic and honest portrayal as the father desperate to rebuild his life and win back his daughter. Berry is edgy and sexy. Cheadle delivers another strong performance, but as his character ties Stanley's past and present together it would be better to have him around more often. His few scenes add texture and energy. Travolta as Gabriel is almost the victim of his own talent. Gabriel straddles a fine line between laconic and smarmy. His dialogue is delivered so effortlessly you might imagine his winking at the camera. He isn't. It's a subtle and nuanced performance that probably needed more edge. Travolta's low-key delivery make his explosive moments seem forced, instead of building organically. The movie is suspenseful at times, and fast-paced when it needs to be. There are a few shocks and a lot of sex-appeal. For those who are looking for self-improvement tips with your entertainment, there's even a demonstration of innovative methods of recruiting and data-entry. This is a solid and intelligent adventure. The characters are interesting, complex and painted in shades of good, bad and conflicted.

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