The Hummingbird Project

Release Date: March 15th, 2019

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Cousins Vincent and Anton are players in the high-stakes game of high-frequency trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream is to build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions, but nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their daring adventure.

Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alexander Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Michael Mando, Johan Heldenbergh, Ayisha Issa, Mark Slacke, Sarah Goldberg

Director: Kim Nguyen

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Belga Productions, Item 7, The Orchard, Automatik Entertainment

Keywords: Intense , New York City , Fall , Office , Rise , Bar , 2010s , Gripping , Cool ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Alex SavelievFilm Threat

    This hummingbird soars. It has that based-on-a-true-story feel, with all the urgency and verisimilitude of a real-life tale. A sad and visceral indictment of our society under the guise of a thriller, Kim Nguyen’s rousing cinematic elegy will sneak up on you, like its titular moth. show more

  • 75
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    Surprise! The Hummingbird Project basically works; it’s intriguing; the actors play it just straight enough to make it feel like a fact-based drama (though it isn’t) with a few darkly comic details. show more

  • 70
    William BibbianiTheWrap

    The Hummingbird Project is most of a great movie. Amiable performances and a deft pace combine with high-contrast storytelling, and the results are generally engaging. Sometimes funny, sometimes smart, always watchable. But perhaps the film’s dedication to turning a clever tale into something profound was a miscalculation. Perhaps there were simply better ways to spend the time. show more

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