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  • Summary: The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar, seduced by unlimited wealth and power, falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. [Relativity Media] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 30
  2. Negative: 12 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Bilge Ebiri
    Aug 19, 2013
    60
    Now it feels almost quaint, like a throwback. You watch it and, despite all the au courant techno geekery on display, you feel like you’ve stepped into a time capsule. It’s a nice feeling at first. If only the movie were better.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Bowles
    Aug 15, 2013
    50
    It plays more like a "21 Jump Street," full of pretty people and a thumping soundtrack but offering little in the way of something to say.
  3. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Aug 15, 2013
    50
    This one is essentially “The Firm” with smartphones.
  4. Reviewed by: Barbara VanDenburgh
    Aug 15, 2013
    40
    Paranoia is ostensibly a thriller, but there’s nothing remotely thrilling about it. This slick, plodding bore is as exciting as watching somebody else tap out text messages.
  5. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Aug 19, 2013
    38
    However, once you realize there's no "pleasure" to be had from something this wantonly dumb and idiotically constructed, all that's left is "guilt" - guilt that you actually spent money to see this.
  6. Reviewed by: Betsy Sharkey
    Aug 15, 2013
    30
    I'm not going to get into the acting, because there's not much of it, frankly. No one is embarrassingly bad; no one is exceptionally good.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Aug 15, 2013
    20
    Paranoia’s twitchiness is like an actual twitch: it’s contrived and clunky, and you forget it in an instant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 16
  2. Negative: 6 out of 16
  1. Nov 21, 2013
    10
    Going against many other reviews, I will now say that this movie was, in my own personal opinion, worth it. I can't defend this movie against the accusations of being clichéd and unoriginal, because it IS. It really is and it's PREDICTABLE. I could see how the movie ended almost right after it started. Yet, I still found myself watching, which I guess means I am easily entertained. It honestly wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. It was actually pretty good, in my OPINION. I actually liked the acting in the film.

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  2. Aug 17, 2013
    7
    In my opinion, this movie was pretty worth it, going against some reviews. Yes, some parts good be a little cheesy, and yes, sometimes the story line was slightly confusing. However, I still found this riveting and suspenseful and I would recommend it. It's not the best movie I've EVER seen but it was enjoyable and I really was glad I saw it. I'll admit, at times, I enjoyed it because of Liam Hemsworth's attractiveness, but I enjoyed it for the story, too. Harrison Ford also gave a good performance. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2014
    6
    Actors did a good job. Everything was good but i have this feeling that the last part of the movie was overlooked kind of impression. I mean, Ford bought the opposing company? its like something isn't right here. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2013
    4
    This film is just a waste you have Gary Oldman and Harrison Ford and you create this really. There's just nothing here you don't care about any of the characters. Overall Ford and Oldman keeps this thing from a complete disaster, but it's close. D+ Expand
  5. Sep 20, 2013
    2
    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, 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
  6. Nov 28, 2013
    2
    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 a flashy high tech film that offers no intelligence, boring acting and terrible editing. Expand
  7. Nov 10, 2013
    0
    Cheesy and painfully predictable. Hollywood should be on notice, Liam has no where near the talent nor star power that his brother Chris has so don't bother putting him a lead role because he can't act his way out of a paper bag. His only worth is being a small secondary character whose only need is to look good. That being said, Neither Oldman nor Ford are good in this, Mainly because of the god awful, poorly written dialogue and the pathetic plot. Anyone else love how it's pretty much an exact rip off of Wall Street?

    Overall, There is a reason why Users and Critics agree this movie sucks. It honestly does nothing good.
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