Blu-ray Review: Harrison Ford And Gary Oldman Chew Scenery In PARANOIA - Movies In Focus
Paranoia works as a thriller. It has enough tense moments and good performances to keep things moving smoothly through its running time, playing like Wall Street meets Enemy of the State for the Y generation. Robert Luketic’s film is not as good as either of those titles, but it does feature a pair of great performances from Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman. Paranoia follows Liam Hemsworth’s Adam Cassidy, a young upstart hired by Nicholas Wyatt (Gary Oldman) to spy on the telecommunications company of his rival and former mentor, Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford). Along the way Adam falls in love with a co-worker (Amber Heard) and learns that trust and honour are two things lacking in the world of big business – and he also becomes paranoid. Luketic’s film is wish fulfilment for the youth of today and it’s a film that is filled with dubious morals. Hemsworth’s Cassidy inherits the lifestyle (and its trappings) that he always dreamed about, but only turns his back on it when he gets caught ‘with his hand in the cookie jar’. Is Adam really any better than the people he believes to be crooks? Paranoia feels like a movie that was supposed to [...]