Cypher (2002)

Director Vincenzo Natali, famous for being the man behind the cult classic Cube, helms this spy thriller from the debut screenplay by writer Brian King. Jeremy Northam stars as Morgan Sullivan, a man who suddenly finds himself deeply… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 7, 2002
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mark R. Leeper

Brian King's screenplay make this a fast paced science fiction adventure very much of the style of Philip K. Dick.

Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)

High style and noirish overtones about mind control and brainwashing in corporate America. Nothing new there, so nothing new here.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis declines into high-tech gizmos, whizbang hardware, and hairbreadth escapes, leaving the brain behind for the sake of sheer, overinflated thrills.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Wildly ill-conceived on-screen with a droning, derivative, mind-numbing, and incredibly bad film.

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Michael Szymanski

An under-the-radar sci-fi action thriller...

Scott Weinberg

It might be just another "DTV dump" title for Miramax, but I'd call Cypher (easily) one of the best direct-to-video titles I've seen all year.

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Jason Gorber
Film Scouts

A bit too clever and precious for it's own good, it's a fairly decent yet predictable near-future thriller.

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Bill Gibron

Just like the spies' mission as they hunt for secrets and significance inside massive corporate databanks, [Cypher's] point is unclear.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Ross Collins
Very cool cyber-spy thriller that I just chanced upon. Well worth an evening's viewing. A hi-tech industrial espionage plot with many twists and one of the… More
Nicolas Korovessis
A fine thriller. Unexpectedly delightful to watch.
xGary Xx
Pulpy sci-fi espionage thriller that's so full of twists and turns you soon don't know whether you're coming or going. It often seems that the… More
Lauren Donis
It was a little predictable, but I found it so enjoyable that it didn't matter. I was only 13 when I first saw this and I didn't actually guess the… More
Steven Vincent Gee
Pulpy sci-fi espionage thriller that's so full of twists and turns you soon don't know whether you're coming or going. Some nice shots and good… More
Kyle S
Natali's sophmore film, and a great follow-up to Cube. Here he has a bigger budget to work with, and the main thing that hurt Cube, sub-par acting by a… More