Paranoia

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5.71 h 46 min2013X-RayPG-13
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Directors
Robert Luketic
Starring
Harrison FordLiam HemsworthAmber Heard
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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Supporting actors
Gary OldmanLucas Till
Studio
Relativity Media
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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4.1 out of 5 stars

1095 global ratings

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  2. 21% of reviews have 4 stars
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  4. 7% of reviews have 2 stars
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Glama PussReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Apple meets Android with a...
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little help from each other and an upstart kid with a great techno-brain and grip of techy friends. Everyone is being spied on everywhere, not only in this film but irl all the time. Cameras everywhere, yr phone calls 'monitored and recorded' for quality purposes. Biden admin'n wants the irs to see yr bank records of any transactions of any kind - we need a HIPPA type law against that, but it will be like a nick from shaving any part of yr face. Rona virus vax cards, contact tracing bc ppl live on their stupid phones now. Waaake uuup.
Recommend.
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C. SzolcReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
A-List Actors make B Movie
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Cast: A+ (Ford, Oldman, Dreyfus, Helmsworth, Heard)
Acting: B- (Were they uninspired? Poorly directed? Unable to elevate a bad script?)
Directing: C (Luketic makes B comedies with A-list actors. Who thought he would improve by taking on an action drama with a bad script?)
Script: D (The book may have been better, but the story was already a badly disguised rip-off of Wall street, so the scriptwriters may have been bored from the get-go.).
Editing: D (If there was anything good here, it was scrapped during the editing process. Did Dreyfus owe a favor to someone he doesn't like or did the powers hope excising most of the "Martin Sheen" part would prevent audiences from recognizing the movie?)
Premise: D (Let's move Wall Street to the world of tech; strip away the relationships, passion, and interesting dialog; and make sure to avoid tension of any kind)

This isn't Rio Bravo and El Dorado, It's Jaws and Alligator. Instead of honestly repeating the theme and trying to make it more relevant, the Paranoia was dull, superficial, and horribly unsuccessful.
2 people found this helpful
Kourosh GhadimiReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Gary Oldman at his absolute worst
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Who could have thought that Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford will go out like this?
I only watched this movie based on the stars it had and of course the names I grew up with solidified my decision.
This movie is worse than Borat and Adam Sandler's movies.
ARGH the acting.... Emma character leaves you in tears for such disgraceful acting..... and the boy? You would think being in the vicinity of such great Hollywood actors as HANSOLO and ZORG a boy would at least try to act....
ZERO directing
ZERO acting
ZERO plot
waste of time..... could I get a "time" refund?
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KJCReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Umpteenth retelling of a story Hollywood apparently loves
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The acting was good, so I'll give Paranoia that - quite a few actors I enjoy watching (hard to go wrong with Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford - though working on this movie shows that they aren't getting the high-end offers they're used to).
Unfortunately the plot was completely predictable because I've seen the exact same story, right down to the double-double-double cross, in a dozen other movies with different names. Most even featuring the same hi-tech industry, but not all. Hollywood loves nothing better than plagiarizing itself.
On the other hand, if you haven't seen any movies in the last 20 years, this might be completely new to you.
mobikiReviewed in the United States on November 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
IGNORE THE REVIEWS SERIOUSLY THIS MOVIE RAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!
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OMG this movie was aswesome!!, action , suspense, thriller, love, romance, and an exceptional A LIST cast, i have NOOO idea what the reveiwers were thinking!!! this movie is great , absolutely keep you on your toes, drama, and a romance ending, i loved this movie!!!!!!! Harrison Ford was terrific!!!!!!!!! which is y i watched this movies in the first place, OMG seriously folks this was a great movie!!!!!! i think the reviews are total crap!!! Please do your self a favor and watch this movie.
totally recommend this movie and i would have def paid money to see it if i had to
Karl WeaverReviewed in the United States on September 1, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
Who's Watching You Now?
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This film didn’t seem to attract much attention when it came out. It has a solid cast including Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Liam Hemsworth, Amber Heard and Richard Dreyfuss.

The film is adapted from a best-seller corporate-espionage novel. Adam Cassidy [Liam Hemsworth] heads a small team of developers working at Wyatt Corporation. The action is supposed to be set in Manhattan, though the filming was actually in Philadelphia. Adam is a “bridge and tunnel kid”, as his would-be girlfriend puts it. That is, he lives in New Jersey and commutes into Manhattan, and he is middle class at best, but aspiring to climb up the ladder of corporate success and become at least moderately rich. All his team-mates have the same dreams.

Wyatt Corporation is locked in a death-struggle with its arch-competitor, Eikon Corp (I LOVE the name!). In this age of merging media, each aspires to gain dominance over the cellphone industry and basically, every other form of electronic media to boot. Gary Oldman plays the boss of Wyatt Corp, and Harrison Ford plays “Jocko”: Jock Goddard, the head of Eikon. Watching the competition, I couldn’t help but think of Apple vs. Microsoft, though perhaps Apple vs. Google is a more apt comparison today…

Well, Adam blows his presentation to the boss and he and his entire team are let go. Then the boss offers him one chance to redeem himself: weasel his way into the competitor, Eikon, and steal the designs for their upcoming cellphone. Adam is reluctant. “It’s criminal! I could go to prison!” Oldman/Wyatt points out that EVERY CORPORATION steals from other corporations. This is business as usual…

So Wyatt positions Adam Cassidy as an apparent big star at his company, and gets him recruited by Eikon, his competitor. Now the plot truly begins.

Naturally Adam falls head-over-heels for a bright and attractive young executive at Eikon, Emma Jennings, played by Amber Heard. And gee, Harrison Ford’s Jocko seems like such a LIKEABLE guy. Sincere; interested in producing great new products; informal, even kind to his employees. By contrast, Wyatt and company appear….well, downright EVIL…

In discussing the Next Big Thing, Jocko explains to Adam that “People are gonna LOVE it! They’ll have instant connectivity to everything they want! And….we’ll know everything about them!” Adam says uneasily, “Do you think people will be bothered by all their personal information being under one roof?” To which Jocko replies, “No…what will matter more to them is that nice COZY FEELING under that roof.”

Well of course it turns out that “Jocko” is nowhere near as benevolent as he seems on the surface, nor is he fooled by Adam or by Wyatt. Adam is the biggest chump, getting manipulated by both companies in turn. Can he manage to survive in one piece?

Without revealing too much of the plot, I’ll just say it manages to find a reasonably happy ending. But what still resonates with me is the images: cellphone voice recorders recording you when you don’t know they are; their cameras filming you while you don’t know; TV set-cameras recording you; and you have no idea how many people have access to all your data, nor what they may do with it. That sobering reaity in this “internet age” goes way beyond one character’s story, or even the story of two corporations. I give this film a B. Some reviewers hated it, and said it offered absolutely nothing new. I think that it kept up a good pace, had me feeling the emotions Adam was feeling, and left me pondering bigger issues at the end.
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J-LReviewed in the United States on October 22, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Waste of talent
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Had really high expectations due to the all star cast (even for very minor roles).

It almost feels like there are 2 movies, the first half is decent, with the right dose of character development, intriguing plot. But the second half (specially the last 20 min), is almost unwatchable.

Kept thinking of Tom Cruise's The Firm, waiting for Adam(Liam) to outsmart everyone else... just not intersting to watch and see what heppens next. Also, couldn't they have come up with a more appropriate title?
A ReviewReviewed in the United States on October 29, 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
it was too cliched... and lack of chemistry or feeling of realism.
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I just wasn't very impressed with this. I did like Harrison Ford. The Amber Heard character had no chemistry with Liam, so that also made it awkward. And the badness of the bad characters was ludicrous.... like they didn't try for something more subtle, real and interesting. It was pretty painful, but pretty people so... two starts instead of 1?
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