over 5 years
Yeah, they just don't make action flicks like this anymore
Weird to say so about 2001, but
Pretty good by way of a hacking film, though the villain situation is too meta-confusing.
over 6 years
If you hate yourself, you should watch this.
over 7 years
Computer hacking does not look like this.
Swordfish is a 2001 crime-thriller film, directed by Dominic Sena and starring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle and Vinnie Jones. The film is an action thriller that was also notable for Halle Berry's first topless scene. The film centers around Stanley Jobson, a ex-con computer hacker who is targeted for recruitment into a bank robbery conspiracy because of his formidable hacking skills.
In the United States, the film has received a MPAA rating of R for violence, language, and some sexuality/nudity.
The film begins in a restaurant in Los Angeles where a man (John Travolta) speaks into a camera before walking off, with numerous SWAT officers pointing guns at him and a nervous, disheveled man (Hugh Jackman) following him out to reveal a much larger situation. They walk to a nearby building with gunmen and hostages strapped with bombs and ball-bearings. One of the gunmen is killed by a sniper; when the hostage is forcibly taken away, the explosives detonate via a...