"Paranoia" Movie Review: 2 Stars
by Michael Phillips
There's nothing wrong with "Paranoia" that a stronger director, livelier leading actors and several hundred fewer narrative conveniences wouldn't cure. It's too bad. All year we see R-rated movies crammed with fantasy violence too rough for teenagers yet fiscally dependent on that demographic. Now and then a more "grown-up" picture (ironically and typically rated PG-13) wanders past the studio gates, aimed at a somewhat broader and more seasoned crowd. The "Arbitrage" crowd, let's say: folks who, in this instance, might enjoy seeing
So what happens in "Paranoia," in that first big scene between these two supporting characters, in one of those private clubs made for tense, hushed confrontations? Nothing. A few sarcastic mutterings. And then we're on to the next bit we don't quite believe.
The slippery minnow swimming among the sharks is Adam, a
You sense how this'll go in the opening voice-over narration, which contains lines such as: "People always tell you 'Be careful what you wish for.'" Hemsworth and Heard have trouble holding the screen with this material, based on
"Paranoia" Movie Trailer
This thriller takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. 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
MPAA rating: PG-13 (for some sexuality, violence and language).
Running time: 1:46.
Credits: Directed by
Article: Copyright © 2013 Tribune Media Services, Inc.
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