Suspenseful Morality Tale
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Amber Heard,
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman,
Richard Dreyfuss, Lucas Till,
Embeth Davidtz, Josh Holloway,
Audience: Teenagers and adults
Runtime: 106 minutes
Distributor: Relativity Media
Director: Robert Luketic
Executive Producer: Stuart Ford, Sam Englebardt,
Sidonie Dumas, Christophe
Producer: Alexandra Milchan, Scott
Lambert, Wiliam D. Johnson,
Writer: Jason Hall, Barry L. Levy
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A young tech whiz named Adam Cassidy has been struggling to get ahead for several years. He’s also struggling to take care of his ailing working-class father. When his tech team is turned down for an important project, he lets the team blow off steam on the company dime.
Nicolas Wyatt, the brilliant but ruthless head of the company played by Gary Oldman, forces Adam to spy on his long-time rival, Jock Goddard, played by Harrison Ford. If Adam refuses (credit david at dresshead.com), Wyatt will charge Adam with embezzling. So, Adam agrees to an elaborate corporate espionage scheme. However, Adam begins to like Goddard and especially the pretty young female executive helping run the company.
The stakes are raised when Adam and his friends are being spied on also. Even the FBI gets into the act.
PARANOIA is an entertaining thriller about corporate intrigue. Liam Hemsworth and Amber Heard are appealing as the hero and his romantic interest. What gives the movie its spark, however, is watching Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman butt heads and interact with the other actors.
Ultimately, the hero decides to do the right thing, and he agrees to suffer some consequences for agreeing to do the corporate spying. Finally, despite brief political correctness, the movie endorses the capitalist ideal of taking your talents and starting a company. PARANOIA has some foul language and a bedroom scene, however, so extreme caution is still advised.
PARANOIA is an entertaining thriller about corporate intrigue. The two leads are appealing. What gives the movie its spark is watching Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman as the corporate honchos butt heads and interact with the other actors. Ultimately, the hero decides to do the right thing. The movie also endorses the capitalist ideal of taking your talents and starting a new company. PARANOIA has some foul language and a bedroom scene, however, so extreme caution is advised.