Excerpt: We exist on a precipice of unbridled connectivity to each other, brought to us by international conglomerates who adore the idea of collecting data. It’s quite terrifying. For Paranoia , it becomes a cause for piling bodies.
Conclusion: With a cast like this, how can 'Paranoia' be considered anything but a huge disappointment? At some point in the creative process there must have been an interesting concept, but 'Paranoia' has all the indications of an under-cooked screenplay with its paint-by-numbers storyline and...
Excerpt: The Hemsworth brothers (Chris and Liam) are staying busy. The two of them both have a film in theaters and several more on the horizon. Liam is arguably the less popular of the two, but they’re otherwise interchangeable at least in terms of acting quality.
Summary: That is why I think the movie would have been so much better if the elders on the screen had not left the young kids alone. But they do way too much and for way too long. It’s so bad that when Dreyfuss shows up again late in the movie he tears up the scenery with pathos and comedy.
Conclusion: Even with a great presentation, I can’t recommend anyone ever seeing this film. It’s the one thing worse than bad; it’s boring. Liam Hemsworth proves a poor, uncharismatic lead surrounded by players constantly upstaging him.
Excerpt: Robert Luketic's supposedly down-and-dirty corporate espionage thriller Paranoia undercuts itself at nearly every turn by shunning any potential relevancy, less a knockoff of The Conversation than perhaps D.J. Caruso's Eagle Eye .
Conclusion: Not exciting enough to be a big dumb action movie and not clever enough to be anything else, Paranoia will disappoint most who see it. Not many are choosing to do that, as the film will go down as one of 2013's most resounding flops.
Conclusion: This movie about evil, evil smarphones is just plain dumb. A game cast and some good location work can't save this train wreck. Even fans of any of the stars will be hard pressed to find anything worthwhile here, though at least the technical merits of the Blu-ray are first rate.
Excerpt: The people behind the new thriller Paranoia probably think their timing is perfect, arriving after a summer dominated by headlines about the NSA and how much they know about us, and the feverishly anticipated arrival of Google Glass, which can document our entire lives without those around us even...