The high stakes thriller Paranoia 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 ( Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ( Liam Hemsworth), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away.
Film informationGenre: Drama, Thriller
- Chicago Tribune - 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. ...read more
- The Hollywood Reporter - by Stephen Farber
The filmmakers may have hoped to make a timely commentary on the amorality in our executive suites, but they end up merely restating the obvious. Maybe the whole thing would have played better as a corporate comedy, the kind that Doris Day and Rock Hudson made some 50 years ago. ...read more
- The A.V. Club - by A.A. Dowd
The film works only, if at all, as an unofficial Air Force One reunion, with Ford stopping just short of bellowing “Get off my jock!” during a pair of gritted-teeth encounters with Oldman. Some pleasures never go out of fashion. ...read more
- The Dissolve - by Nathan Rabin
Ford and Oldman’s scenes together are Paranoia’s sole redeeming facet. ...read more
- Los Angeles Times - by Betsy Sharkey
I'm not going to get into the acting, because there's not much of it, frankly. No one is embarrassingly bad; no one is exceptionally good. ...read more
- Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
It galls me that Hollywood thinks we're shallow enough to swallow this swill. Or am I just being paranoid? ...read more
- The New York Times - by Stephen Holden
Mr. Oldman and Mr. Ford are the only actors in the film, directed by Robert Luketic (“Legally Blonde”), skillful enough to navigate the yards of jargon-packed boilerplate in Jason Hall and Barry L. Levy’s thudding screenplay. ...