75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An ingenious attempt to update an old plot with new technology, and it is made with competence, skillful acting, and the ability to make us feel cleverer about digital stuff than we really are.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The amount of enjoyment one gets out of the Harrison Ford crime-action thriller Firewall depends on one's tolerance for watching thugs terrify an innocent family for most of the movie.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Ford, soon to be eligible for Medicare, gives his entire performance without losing his breath or changing his expression, and Bettany, a British actor whose pasty complexion won him the role of Silas the Albino in the coming "The Da Vinci Code," is an apt tormentor cum foil of his prey.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
I like it for the thing it is, a reasonably solid B movie, and I like it as one in the continuum of bizarre Ford vehicles that combine high-stakes action with household horror.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
As a thriller, Firewall is flabby and familiar.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
For a while, Firewall whips up the accordant dollops of suspense and dread, but it's not long before the timely issue of identity theft takes a backseat to old-fashioned Hollywood villainy, unnecessary (and nonsensical) red herrings, and STUFF THAT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Firewall might be worth renting on an inclement weekend when the pickings are slim. It does have some tense moments - even if some of the technical plot points don't quite scan. But, overall, it just feels like a rehash.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A movie like this needs a suave, amoral villain, so here's Paul Bettany.
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Before Firewall crumbles into foolishness, Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany make an oft-recycled plot look like a stylish model that just rolled out of a showroom.
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16

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Firewall is a witless entertainment, and a derivative one, too; it's everything listless about Hollywood in February, everything discardable about the genre in general.
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45 out of 100
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