Irwin Winkler's paranoid thriller focuses on a high-tech nightmare, as a computer programmer finds herself on the run from an unknown enemy dedicated to ruining her life by digital means. Sandra Bullock stars as Angela Bennett, a programmer who unwittingly comes into possession of software that allows access to secret government information. At first, she thinks little of it, heading off to Mexico on vacation. However, thanks to a series of odd events that culminates with the death of a close friend, Angela starts to suspect she may be in danger. This fear is confirmed when she returns to America to find that her identity has been erased, with police computers showing her as a wanted criminal. She soon realizes that a group of evil conspirators are after the program, and she sets out to clear her name and keep the program from falling into the wrong hands. The central concept later inspired a cable TV series. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Intelligent, coherent, eerily plausible and suspensefully entertaining. This aptly named movie points to the importance of a network of family and friends. Isolated Angela learns the hard way. As to that other magical net that we obsessively love/hate, we learn that we cannot blindly embrace cyberspace. Danger lurks on that high-speed information highway.
15 years later and it still plays out
as a great thriller. I am a fan of
Sandra Bullock and knew she would
be nominated for Best Actress someday
and I was right - she's so authentic in
drama and comedy, she's work hard
and is loved by many as a great
human being and actress too.
I loved this movie. Sandra Bullock does well in action-packed movies, dramas and comedy. The scenes out on the boat were exciting. Her character's knowledge of how to protect herself were amazingly surprising. The premise of this movie is so true and what happened to her can happen to anyone. So, watch for strange emails, etc. Scammers are certainly out there. You never really know who you're "talking" to.
Decent enough movie, but way-dated re: ancient computer technology--floppy discs instead of CDs and DVDs!!!! I laugh even when I see Seinfeld episodes with those 20 lb. cell phones with 2 foot antennae--LOL. We've come a long way, baby, e.g. "The Social Network" flick. That'll be dated in 5 years, guaranteed.