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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Paul Bettany
Jimmy Bennett
Harrison Ford
Virginia Madsen
Carly Shroeder
Alan Arkin
Directors
Richard Loncraine
Screenwriters
Joe Forte
Running Time
105 minutes

Firewall
Harrison Ford is Jack Stanfield - a role his character was born to have from the minute the actor was cast.


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Firewall

Plot
Jack Stanfield (Ford) is a computer security specialist employed to keep hackers out of a Seattle-based bank’s computer systems. When his wife Beth (Madsen) and children are kidnapped by Bill Cox (Bettany), he’s forced to break through his own firewalls and rob the bank he’s been paid to protect.


Verdict
A formulaic, it’ll-do action-thriller, Firewall does what you’d expect it to well enough but fails to fully exploit the skills of its talented cast — particularly the leading man.


Reviewed by Tony Horkins

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