A wannabe tech hotshot (Hemsworth), seduced by fame and fortune is roped into an espionage battle between rival corporate Goliaths (Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford). The disillusionment that follows his Faustian bargain comes quickly, though not before the hunk can successfully woo a beauty (Amber Heard) while exuding repugnant smugness.
Director Robert Luketic (Legally Blonde) makes every action scene look as dreary as possible. The fact that Hemsworth is severely lacking in leading-man charisma doesn’t help the pervasive overall incompetence of the film, which fixates on the perils and panic of our modern surveillance culture while itself proving to be borderline unwatchable.
|Release date:||Thursday September 5 2013|
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