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Based on 38 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
A thriller with enough of the right ingredients to provide a couple hours of escapism.
There's almost nothing you haven't seen before in this slick, preposterous, but occasionally exciting thriller. An angry Ford absorbs, and dishes out, massive punishment for a fellow his age, while Virginia Madsen is sadly wasted as his wife.
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.
Firewall begins slowly, exhibits hints of promise in the middle and then descends into silliness.
New York Magazine (Vulture)
The director, Richard Loncraine, doesn't generate much tension in Firewall's first half...The standard-issue climax is pretty exciting, though.
To make something like Firewall good, you have to make it at least a little bit new--or add more than an unending patter of rain and techno-talk.
The A.V. Club
Everything here is a known quantity except one question that could have been inspired by a Tootsie Roll Pop commercial: How many twists does it take to finally, at long last, get to the predictable ending?
Rolling Stone
As a thriller, Firewall is flabby and familiar.
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.
Village Voice
As used cars go, the latest and possibly last Harrison Ford thriller, Firewall, is no deal: It runs rough, stalls frequently, smells like the stale sweat of four dozen older movies, and handles like a blind mule.

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