Firewall (2006)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.


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15 June 2006 | schaden_freude
4
| A Forgettable Popcorn Flick
As someone with an interest in computers, I was looking forward to the release of this movie for quite a while. Seeing Harrsion Ford in the cast of a movie typically guarantees at least a minimum standard of quality. I couldn't help feeling somewhat underwhelmed by it's progression.

The movie has some positive points that I should highlight first. I had hoped a movie titled "Firewall" would portray accurate use of technology where other computer genre movies such as "Hackers" missed the boat. And for the most part it does, we see VPN, unix terminals, and other real technology set up to deliver what could have been an intriguing story about a techno-heist. There are a few glaring flaws, but generally accurate enough to draw me into a believable and entertaining story.

If the movie had kept with the technology theme for the remainder of it's run, I think it could have been a hit (at least with the IT sect). But it devolves into another mindless chase movie.

If they had fixed the bugs and not applied the 'action flick' patch, this film might have staved off obsolence and had a place in the server room.

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Release Date:

10 February 2006

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,635,463 12 February 2006

Gross USA:

$48,751,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$82,751,189

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