Relativity Media | Release Date: August 16, 2013
4.2
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MarkDetrelSep 20, 2013
The idea is good and the cast is good, the problem is the next: All the movie is really terrible! The development is really poor, the script is bad, and the performances are really terrible (Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford do a great job, theThe idea is good and the cast is good, the problem is the next: All the movie is really terrible! The development is really poor, the script is bad, and the performances are really terrible (Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford do a great job, the problem is that the script is so bad, and they try to do all the possible to do something good). Paranoia is a box of good ideas but poorly executed. Expand
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SethenanNov 11, 2013
Typical cliche rubbish.
Another mindless waste of time where everyhting just seems to fall into place for our hero. Been done 1000 times before nad this is no different. Turned it off at 12 minutes. Could not stand to watch anymore.
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ThegodfathersonAug 16, 2013
But the stakes seem small. Director Robert Luketic showed a nice hand at light comedy in Legally Blonde, but he has no feel for the tensions of corporate deception. The twists aren't surprising, the perils feel artificial, and evenBut the stakes seem small. Director Robert Luketic showed a nice hand at light comedy in Legally Blonde, but he has no feel for the tensions of corporate deception. The twists aren't surprising, the perils feel artificial, and even Hemsworth's chest gets a little ho-hum after a while. The most interesting aspect of Paranoia is the appearance of Oldman and Ford, who is looking especially grizzled but hasn't lost that twisted smile of menace. They're fun to watch, even though the movie's biggest mystery is how they got roped into it. Must have had something to do with answering their cellphones. Expand
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GreatMartinAug 30, 2013
The main things missing from the thriller “Paranoia” are thrills. The leading man, Liam Hemsworth, is as good looking as they come and certainly Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman as former friends now out to destroy each other play their roles toThe main things missing from the thriller “Paranoia” are thrills. The leading man, Liam Hemsworth, is as good looking as they come and certainly Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman as former friends now out to destroy each other play their roles to the hilt. Richard Dreyfuss adds the sympathy, the only sympathy, to the success of Hemsworth who wants it all and Amber Heard supplies the love interest in a role that certainly doesn’t give off any thrills as to who will end up together.

There are a few mysteries in the film such as how does Hemsworth rise so fast showing so little talent in the IT field and just how does Embeth Davidtz fit in as Oldman’s right hand? The setup, and execution of the screenplay by Jason Hall and Berry L. Levy, is overshadowed by the sights and sounds of all the glass office buildings in Manhattan and the Brooklyn neighborhood.

Director Robert Luketic keeps the action going with car chases and all kinds of technical gadgets and throws in a red herring that should be easily seen through by even a casual moviegoer.

Harrison, Ford, Dreyfus and Davidtz offer whatever tension there is in the movie while Hemsworth, Heard, various sets and cars offer relaxation for the eyes but “Paranoia” should disappear quickly from the large screen and go to DVD and the small screen.
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csw12Nov 28, 2013
Nobody will know what is going on and nobody will care either in this horribly directed film. So many times characters are about to explain something and then they say nothing because the screenwriters didn't know what to say. Paranoia is aNobody will know what is going on and nobody will care either in this horribly directed film. So many times characters are about to explain something and then they say nothing because the screenwriters didn't know what to say. Paranoia is a flashy high tech film that offers no intelligence, boring acting and terrible editing. Expand
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JJthisJun 17, 2015
From one of the greatest books come one of the worst movies I've ever had the displeasure of watching.
Why was the book so much better?
Well, once again they went and changed the story of the book for the movie version. Made it incredibly
From one of the greatest books come one of the worst movies I've ever had the displeasure of watching.
Why was the book so much better?
Well, once again they went and changed the story of the book for the movie version. Made it incredibly generic and dull. There's nothing to like about the story and any person with a pen could have thought of such a basic and predictable plot.
I really respect Joseph Finder. The paranoia book was an incredibly great read.
The movie...those are minutes of my life that I wish I could have back.
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DCEdmondsNov 13, 2014
"Paranoia" 10 Scale Rating: 3.0 (Awful) ...

The Good: As expected, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford were fantastic. They didn't have much to work with, but they made the most of it ... especially when they shared the screen. The Bad: Just
"Paranoia" 10 Scale Rating: 3.0 (Awful) ...

The Good: As expected, Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford were fantastic. They didn't have much to work with, but they made the most of it ... especially when they shared the screen.

The Bad: Just about everything else. For a thriller, there weren't many thrills as it was a boring and weak effort. Liam Hemsworth is a decent enough actor but clearly can't carry a film as the main protagonist. Supposedly slick and smart, the film is clunky and at times flat out stupid.
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EpicLadySpongeFeb 21, 2016
Bottom line... if you want to enjoy Paranoia, there's nothing you can do about it. Whine to the filmmakers all you want if you want to do that because Paranoia is nothing but stuffed-up garbage.
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