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For more than a decade, Harrison Ford has repeatedly played ordinary guys who do extraordinary things when pushed too far. But what worked in 1993's The Fugitive doesn't quite work here. In Firewall, Ford's regular guy is in charge of a bank's computer security, and he's pushed too far when robbers force him to help them by grabbing his family.
Though nothing goes as planned--which is expected--Ford fights back and you're left wondering where you parked your car. To its credit, the film does try to be realistic, but it's often undermined by some laughably far-fetched moments (and Ford going from keyboard jockey to barroom brawler ain't the worst of it). Even more problematic, however, is the story, which is so obvious, familiar and predictable that you'll feel like you've seen it before...and better...and with Ford...who was better then, too. This is one Firewall that's been badly hacked.