samskivert: Swordfish (1)

17 June 2001

Unless you’re extremely interested in having a look at Halle Berry’s upper half, steer clear of this film. We were trying to see With a Friend Like Harry but got to the theater so late that we were moved to switch choices at the last minute (always a dangerous proposition). It was either this or Tomb Raider and while I confess that Angelina Jolie’s upper half may eventually motivate me to see that film, at the time it seemed like Swordfish might have other redeeming qualities. It doesn’t. As expected, the dialogue was obviously written with the help of a dart board covered with words like firewall, cipher, 128-bit, hacker, SCSI, and Torvalds.

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