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By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Incredibly dumb corporate espionage thriller.

Movie PG-13 2013 115 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

Violent, Some Suggested Sexual Content, and language

Took my 2 10 year old's too see it. they said it was a just fine movie. they said 5/10. same as me. some language that they cant use. a little too violent and some kissing.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 13+


exiting and fun movie

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (5 ):

The plot of this film isn't just routine but also totally nonsensical and illogical. PARANOIA director Robert Luketic also made the somewhat similar card-counting thriller 21, which also centered on the "selling your soul to the devil" theme. But while 21 had an interesting team dynamic and some fun characters, Paranoia isn't so blessed. To start, it's difficult to believe Hemsworth as a guy who might work in the technology business; he just doesn't sell the part. And, worse, the character is so poorly written that he comes across as flat-out dumb in scene after scene (such as searching for a hidden camera in his silverware drawer). Clearly Luketic is more interested in showing the actor shirtless. The rest of the great cast (Ford, Oldman, Dreyfuss, and Heard) is somehow completely lifeless, perhaps because they're all asked to play opposite Hemsworth, rather than each other. No amount of "suspension of disbelief" can save this movie.

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