- Dominic Sena
- Reviewed by
- Gon Curiel a.k.a. Groucho
- Review date
- Tuesday, September 25, 2001
Stanley Jobson (Jackman), a well-intentioned man with a most powerful mind, feels no urge to return to the world of computers after he’s been forbidden to do so, and even money is not as tempting as the possibility of regaining custody over his daughter, who’s being raised by his ex-wife and a porn film producer. Despite the warnings by a cop who caught him before (Don Cheadle), Jobson decides to help the terrorist and get away with the money.
He simply has no clue of what he’s gotten himself into.
Swordfish is a high-tech, high-voltage, action-packed film that deals with terrorists, computers, gorgeous women and a crime life that doesn’t pay… or does it? There are some intricate twists and turns in the plot but the story is still quite solid thanks to a strong performance by Jackman and an appealing one by Travolta (at last!). Berry and Cheadle are a good support, though it doesn’t really matter because there are enough explosions, car chases and high adrenaline to keep you entertained. From the very first scene (which is also the most impressive) you know you’re on for a wild ride.
Besides, it’s hard to dislike a film that portrays a really nerdish and uncool guy like a hunkish hero. The music and edition are a standout and mostly this is a highly entertaining film that should be considered to have a good time.
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