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Based on 38 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    As a thriller, Firewall is flabby and familiar. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    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. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    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. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    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. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    A thriller with enough of the right ingredients to provide a couple hours of escapism. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Overall, it's a satisfying example of the classic thriller, with a nifty digital update for these times. show more

  • March 05, 2009 Paul Preister
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    really good action movie. i like how he beats the crap out of guys!

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