Cert 15 Stars 2
This beautifully crafted but inert sci-fi thriller is more interested in its high concept ideas than offering a compelling narrative, likeable characters or sense of mystery, fun or spectacle.
It’s set in a bleak future world, online wireless technology allows total surveillance by the government.
Clive Owen is at his monotone worst as a cop investigating a super-hacker whose skills are used to disguise a serial killer. Identified only is Anon, she’s played by Amanda Seyfried on similarly low key form.
Andrew Niccol writes and directs with concrete self importance, leaving 1997’s Gattaca the high watermark of his career.