|Starring:||Joseph Scoren, Lucy Liu, Jeremy Northam, Anne Marie Scheffler, David Hewlett, Matthew Sharp|
|Run time:||1 hour 32 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 May 2008|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Very, very clever filmBy a customer from London , 08 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]I was initially a bit trepidatious about viewing this, having read the negtive reviews it attracted at the cinema, but it was stylish, and incredibly clever - I really bought into the concept which is truly sinister, and it ends with a wonderful twist - definitely worth a watch.
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I preferred him as a faceless droneBy jesuskenevil (246 reviews) from Bruton , 29 Nov 2011The only decent scenes inside this clanking piece of sc-fi hokum are basically 'borrowed' from a 'clockwork orange' and 'coma', the rest is double agent, hidden identity baloney that barely tries anything new. The low budget is not it's short coming, the problem is a cack script, seriously cliche ridden acting and the fact that I couldn't care less about our main man.....I preferred him as a faceless drone!
Great and supprising. A must see.By Nedvadead (86 reviews) from Ballymoney , 06 Sep 2011Before I start I rent this film not knowing anything about this film or even seeing a trailer. For about the first 10 minutes of this film I didn't know what the hell was going on. But let this movie take time say 15 minutes least and suddenly this you can't take your eyes away. To sum it all up the movie is like Total Recall but on a smaller budget. Cypher is far from perfect as some of the sequences are illogical and at times it can be inconsistent; but on the whole, if you want an inventive recent Sci-Fi film; Cypher is the way to go.
Maybe I just missed the pointBy a customer from Edgware , 23 Apr 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideLooking at other reviews, I should have really enjoyed this. Unfortunately I found it severly lacking.
Jeremy Northam and Lucy Liu are totally miscast. The plot resembled swiss cheese, without any clear explanation of what industry Digicorp and Sunways were in, and therefore why they might need spies in the first place. The characters were not so much unsympathetic as just plain dull! And in all honesty I guessed the final 'dramatic plot twist' about fifteen minutes into the film.
If, like me, you're a fan of Philip K Dick movies, rent this at the risk of being disappointed.
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CypherBy Jon Duckworth from Nottingham, England , 28 Oct 2008An interesting premise (somewhere between Total Recall and The Bourne Identity) and some imaginative sequences (such as what happens to business people at conferences) somehow don't quite come together in this engaging but slightly frustrating film. Be warned: for great portions of this film you may not fully understand what is going on - and it makes you wait for the clever pay-off. The low-budget production is sadly laid bare during the more ambitious visual sequences, but elsewhere the muted colours and low-key style may have a hypnotic effect on the viewer.
Still, a clever and sophisticated sci-fi thriller with a twist, and one that requires close attention.
Matrix minus martial artsBy a customer from Cambridge , 24 Oct 2007Interesting (simple) plot, well acted, intense atmosphere. Worth watching.