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WSR Detailed DVD Review
Genre: Thriller

Reviewed In Issue 111 (Aug 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Robert Forster & Alan Arkin

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2
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Special Features
Special features include a 15-minute conversation with Harrison Ford and Richard Loncraine, a three-minute Writing A Thriller featurette, and the theatrical trailer.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 59410
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

For some intense sequences of violence
(Retail Price): $28.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 105
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/06/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Richard Loncraine
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Jack Stanfield ( trivia: how many times has Harrison Ford played a "Jack" character?) is an executive of a financial institution who is confident that the Firewall for his online banking services is inpenetrable. However, when he is approached by Bill Cox (Bettany), he learns there is a flaw in his system...and Cox and his cohorts are hell bent on taking a withdrawal. WIth Stanfield's family under siege, Jack must think fast to save their lives. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamoprhically enhanced 2.38:1 DVD picture looks great, with well-balanced colors, sharp and detailed images, and few distractions other than the occasional, minor pixel breakup. Still, the SD DVD pales in comparison to the high-definition imagery available on the HD DVD. (Suzanne Hodges)

The surround channels are generally only used as a low level extension of music and the occasional atmospheric effect, which is a disappointment. While the front stage can be amply engaging, the surround channels are not used with enough vigor to make a solid contribution to the DVD