It’s 2079, and Spencer Olham has a perfect life: a loving family and a beautiful wife. On Tuesday evening, he goes to bed an acclaimed and well-respected scientist. But on Wednesday morning, he awakens as public enemy No. 1.
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Horribly made, mess of a film but it gets an extra star for retaining the bleak ending that questions who we, as movie goers, root for and why. And for D'Onofrio who once again proves he can pretty much survive any bad film.
Strange that an American thriller set against a backdrop of paranoia and reduced civil liberties due to the threat of attack from an implacable enemy 'other' came out in 2001 without much notice. Maybe because it's Science Fiction? Some interesting touches here, but the twists that probably felt ironic then come off as a weird vindication for torture and surveillance now. Big Brother tries to save us from ourselves