Swordfish | Full Movie

  • R
  • 1h 36m
  • 2001
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Deep in cyberspace, behind the world's most sophisticated security systems, the United States darkest secrets--and billions in illegal government funds--lie waiting for anyone who's a smart-enough, computer hacker. Gabriel Shear (John Travolta) plans to finance his own brand of ruthless patriotism--if he can break into this virtual Fort Knox. He needs parolee Stanley Jobson (Hugh Jackman), the only man capable of penetrating the layers of firewalls and encrypted passwords. Now Shear and his partner, Ginger (Halle Berry), use every lure, including the promise to reunite Jobson with his daughter, to obtain the greatest computer hack ever. But once inside their clandestine world, Jobson realizes he's a pawn in a plot far more sinister than he could ever imagine.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Swordfish is big on explosions, but critics dislike how it skimps on plot and logic. Also, the sight of a person typing at a computer just isn't that interesting.
New York Magazine/Vulture
Peter Rainer

Another in a long line of middling movies for Travolta.

June 17, 2017
Detroit News
Susan Stark

June 16, 2017
Village Voice
Michael Atkinson

The story ... is just what fills in the gaps between slow-motion fireballs, Matrix-style frozen ma...

June 16, 2017
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers

The sleazy script by Skip Woods ... slimes the actors.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Cool explosions are the best thing here.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a true R movie, with very strong language, nudity, sexual references and situations (including using a woman like property and ordering her to service Stanley sexually in front of other people), and a lot of violence. Many people are killed, and there's an extended close-up of a grisly corpse.

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery
  • Release Date:June 8, 2001
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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