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Firewall
Movie Stats & Links

Starring: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: Warner Bros.
Web Site: www.firewallmovie.com
Kiddie Movie: They'd probably be bored.
Date Movie: It's good for the both of you.
Gratuitous Sex: Nah.
Gratuitous Violence: There's some killing of people.
Action: There's some care chasing.
Laughs: A couple of lines or two.
Memorable Scene: I'll just say this:  "You dumb-ass kid, read the damn cookie label yourself."
Memorable Quote: Nothing as good as "Get off my plane!"
Directed By: Richard Loncraine
Produced By: Armyan Bernstein, Jon Shestack, Basil Iwanyk

Firewall
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 1:45 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
Sure, heís a little bit older, but heís also a little bit wiser, and now heís in charge of the computer security for a regional bank in the Seattle area.  Heís Harrison Ford, I mean Jack Stanfield, and the simple advice to would be thieves Ė donít mess with his family. He might be a little bit older, but he can still kick some ass, and loves his dog.

"Firewall" gives us Harrison Ford as Jack. Heís been protecting the assets of you and me and the bank for years,

adapting to new technology as if he was just out of college. Heís got a hot wife, Beth (Virginia Madsen). Sheís an architect and shows that even older men with graying hair can score a good looking wife. Heís also got a couple of kids, which make him happy, but his bank might merge with this bigger conglomerate, and this doesnít really make him happy.  His buddy, Harry (Robert Forster) has been approached by Bill (Paul Bettany), about maybe going out on their own setting up computer systems to safeguard all of our monies. Harryís up for it, Jackís interested, but then it turns out Bill isnít really on the up-and-up. Nope, Bill has hatched a huge, enormous, please just let it go and let the movie run with it so it doesnít ruin the movie for you, plan to get about a hundred million dollars, and part of that plan is taking hostage Jackís wife and kids, while letting Jack figure out a way to get him the money.

But Jackís not a dumb dude, he keeps trying to get his family free, much to the chagrin of Bill, and finally, Jack pretty much realizes that Bill will probably kill his family in the end anyway. So, yea, Jack hatches a plan to protect his family, screw over Bill and his cronies, and heís just lucky the bad dudes donít kill the family dog.

Look, "Firewall" isnít the greatest movie in the world. You can probably guess that from the trailer. And "Firewall" wonít be breaking any new ground, and you can probably guess that from the trailer as well. But "Firewall" is a nice escape in the movie theater, especially if you saw the movie "Air Force One" and loved it when Harrison Fordís character gruntingly ordered "Get off my plane!" Instead of his plane, Jack wants his family back and will do what is necessary to get them, and you can guess, that doesnít bode well for the bad dudes.

I suppose I wonít go too much into this review more than that, because I think you can know what to expect. Virginia Madsen does a good job as the wife/mother, the kids arenít too annoying, and Harrison Ford is, well, Harrison Ford, doing the things we like him to do. Heís a loving father, sort of, does a good job at his job, and will do whatever he has to do in order to protect the oneís he loves. Sometimes that all that I ask, and that gives the film 3 stars out of 5. Catch a matinee if you can, but itís definitely worth the DVD rental.

Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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