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Firewall (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  10 February 2006 (USA)
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A security specialist is forced into robbing the bank that he's protecting, as a bid to pay off his family's ransom.



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With his family held for ransom, the head security executive for a global bank is commanded to loot his own business for millions in order to ensure his wife and children's safety. He then faces the demanding task of thwarting the kidnapper's grand scheme, which makes him look guilty of embezzlement. Written by Anonymous

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Nothing Is More Dangerous Than A Man With Everything To Lose. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense sequences of violence, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Element  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,635,463 (USA) (10 February 2006)


$48,745,150 (USA) (12 May 2006)

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Predictable, boring.
17 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Entirely predictable. Full of clichés. Not even one clever line to alleviate the monotony. Harrison makes another few mill. (yawn) Don't bother.

Shameless product endorsements galore.... "Buy a Dell with Windows XP, they were featured in Harrison's last crap film!!"

It's a shame to see such obvious pandering to a mass audience. The title should have given it away. Firewall? What did this movie have to do with technology? The movie was clichéd, shallow and lacking in creativity, humor or cleverness.

Characters are all one dimensional. It tries, lamely, to suck you in with slick visuals like the nice house, office, cars, etc... then delivers nothing by way of plot that you haven't seen 10,000 times before.

It's a real shame Hollywood makes crap like this so often. I know that sounds elitist, but I'm not. Hollywood keeps going for the sure bet, easy money stuff like this. No creativity whatsoever...

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