In this high stakes thriller, Adam Cassidy (Liam Hemsworth) is trying to get ahead at Wyatt Telecom. After one costly mistake, CEO Nicolas Wyatt (Gary Oldman) forces Adam to spy on a competitor, run by his old mentor Jock Goddard (Harrison Ford). Wyatt will stop at nothing, even murder, to gain a multi-billion dollar advantage and it isn't long before Adam realised he's nothing more than a pawn in his boss' dangerous game.
Running Time: 105min
This movie was simply awesome and one I will definitely be watching again without any hesitation. Being titled Paranoia had me curious before I had even started watching. Though I had watched the trailer I still didn't quite click on to the movies title and the reason for it. From the very first minute of this movie, it grabs your attention with decent filming and some pretty cool lighting to go with it. Straight into the action of things you are quickly introduced to the main characters and have an understanding that Adam is working at Wyatt Telecom and trying to get ahead in his career.
It isn't long before you are in the thick of this movie, in the middle of the plotline, and I found myself 'talking' to the TV/characters - especially when the main character Adam is being followed. The title Paranoia is bang on and this word really does sum up the feelings and strife that Adam goes through. Quite a good movie in terms of tension - you definitely don't want to turn away from the screen to even check your phone because you know you will miss something.
This movie really appealed to me as although it was way out there in terms of murders happening to simply get ahead in the business world - it did explore some really "real" conflicts that do happen in the business world. Probably the fact that I am facing similar competition wars in my own work place had me relating to the movie well and I think in this instance most people would to some degree. Of course none of us would have experienced murders in the workplace but hey that's movies for ya
After watching this movie my husband admitted to me "well I didn't think I was going to like that movie at all but it was actually the best out of all the movies we have reviewed so far!". Definitely a winner in our house and one I would confidently recommend to others as a "must see" or "great watch".
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