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The Throwaways (2015)

Notorious hacker Drew Reynolds is captured by the CIA and given a proposition - work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison. Agreeing on the condition that he can form his own ... See full summary »

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Agent Langstrom
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Holden
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Erik
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Fisher
Darrell D'Silva ...
Konstantin
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Bulgarian Official
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US Embassy Station Chief (as E.D. Handfield)
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Dmitri
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Drew
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Vitally
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Connelly
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Benson
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Gloria
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The Broker
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Bes
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Notorious hacker Drew Reynolds is captured by the CIA and given a proposition - work for them or spend the rest of his life in prison. Agreeing on the condition that he can form his own team, he puts together a group of "throwaways" - the people deemed expendable and seemingly the worst in the organization. Written by Anonymous

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30 January 2015 (USA)  »

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Awful in every regard, this is espionage gone horribly wrong.
15 January 2016 | by (Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Movies use ironic titles like The Expendables or The Losers to a varying degree of success, The Throwaways however, is a tragic commentary of how bad it is. Every aspect lacks any tact or poise, it's a near parody of itself and it would've probably worked better that way. However, it still has jarring shift of tone and excessive hacking mumbo jumbo delivered by sloppy acting from just about everyone involved.

This is an example of how espionage thriller can go wrong. The story is fixed and rigid, a hacker creates a team of misfits to intercept some plan of some device. It's all hazy and produced in such underwhelming fashion that none of the urgency is believable. These guys might just be some random people from street who accidentally stumble with one another. Safe to say, there's no chemistry to speak of.

Acting is terribly poor, everyone has one expression which they do repeatedly. The main character seems distraught and his trademark sigh becomes repelling after thirty minutes. Plenty of hacking slangs are mentioned although audience who wants to see a realistic approach on technology will be disappointed when seeing the crude interface from the 80s beeps erratically as the on screen characters pretend to hit buttons and know what they are doing.

It also tries to set up any human drama, which seems more like a blooper if one is being kind. The visual utilizes shaky cams for nearly the entirety of the time, colors are drab and uninspiring as well. Furthermore, some scenes are looking as though they are haphazardly slapped together from other cheap movies, only done in inferior manner. It's an exhausting undertaking to keep watching this debacle.

If anything good comes from this, it's probably puns of its title. Just throw it away.


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