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Release Date: February 27, 2009

Starring: Shane West, Ed Burnes, Ving Rhames, and Martin Sheen

Genre: Action Thriller

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 105 minutes

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Courtney Solomon and Allen Zeman, Partners
Laura Ivey, COO
After Dark Films
8967 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 270-4260; Fax: (310 270 4262
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Content:

(PaPa, B, PCPC, LL, VV, SS, NN, A, MM) Basically strong pagan worldview where wealth and sex are the great appeal in life, with a moral undertone of right versus wrong and individual freedom versus state domination, plus a strong politically correct ending; 10 obscenities, three profanities; combat style violence with fights, shootouts, chases, and killings; one fornication scene with partial nudity; partial nudity; some alcohol use; no smoking, and, gambling, cheating at gambling, dishonesty.

Summary:

ECHELON CONSPIRACY is a B-movie thriller about a National Security Administration computer gaining access to all computers and surveillance cameras in the world for malicious reasons. The pace is quick, the story implausible, and the content grounds for “save your money.”

Review:

ECHELON CONSPIRACY is a B-movie thriller about a National Security Administration (NSA) computer gaining access to all computers and surveillance cameras in the world for malicious reasons. The pace is quick, the story implausible, and the content grounds for extreme caution.

The movie opens with a woman following text message directions to her death in a subway tunnel. Then Max (Shane West), a computer security specialist, receives an anonymous gift of an amazingly modern cell phone. The phone begins sending him text messages that show him how to make huge sums of money in the stock market and at a casino. His astounding success at the casino brings John (Edward Burns) from casino security and Dave (Ving Rhames) from the FBI down on his case.

Everyone, from the NSA, to the Casino owner, to the Russians, wants to know who is sending the text messages. The competition to get the answer becomes violent, includes a scene of seduction, and lots of the usual car chases and shootouts. Sadly, the premise is so outlandish that, when the villain is revealed, the movie’s credibility completely falls apart. The final scene is a laughable politically correct twist.

Highly successful thrillers, like the INDIANA JONES movies, are not filled with foul language and sex. They appeal to a broader audience and often even have a moral or biblical message. ECHELON CONSPIRACY comes across as politically correct silliness pretending to be serious action drama.

In Brief:

ECHELON CONSPIRACY is a B-movie thriller about a National Security Administration computer gaining access to all computers and surveillance cameras in the world for malicious reasons. The movie opens with a woman following text message directions to her death in a subway tunnel. Then Max, a computer security specialist, receives an anonymous gift of an amazingly modern cell phone. The phone begins sending him text messages that show him how to make huge sums of money in the stock market and at a casino. His astounding success at the casino brings John from casino security and Dave from the FBI down on his case. Everyone, from the NSA, to the Casino owner, to the Russians, wants to know who is sending the text messages. The competition to get the answer becomes violent and includes a scene of seduction and lots of the usual car chases and shootouts.

The pace is quick in ECHELON CONSPIRACY, the story implausible, and the content grounds for “save your money.”Sadly, the storyline is so outlandish that, when the villain is revealed, the movie’s credibility completely falls apart. The final scene is a laughable politically correct twist.