I.T. (2016)

ROLE:  Henrik, security expert

GENRE: Crime drama

COUNTRY:  Ireland/France/USA

US PREMIERE:  September 23, 2016

 
Synopsis

Mike Regan is a self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife, a beautiful teenage daughter, and a sleek, state-of-the-art smart home. But he soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when his I.T. consultant, Ed, starts using his skills to stalk Mike's daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, Mike needs to rely on his old connections to defeat a new kind of nemesis.

 
Film Details

Pierce Brosnan - Mike Regan
Stefanie Scott - Kaitlyn Regan
Anna Friel - Rose Regan
James Frecheville - Ed Porter
Michael Nyqvist - Henrik

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Director - John Moore
Screenplay - Dan Kay & William Wisher, Jr.
Cinematography - Ekkehart Pollack
Music - Timothy Williams

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95 minutes

 
Production Notes & Photos
Filming began in Dublin, Ireland in July 2015.
 
Publicity Photos
 
 
Film Commentary

Noel Murray, LA Times:

The alarmist thriller "I.T." puts a high-tech gloss on the idea that one obsessed sicko, with the right access, can ruin someone’s life. This old-fashioned premise has been upgraded for the "smart house" era, but a plodding pace and a lack of technological specifics still make this picture about as state-of-the-art as a Commodore 64.

In this age of terrorist hackers and anonymous action against the super-wealthy, "I.T." should feel more timely and terrifying than it does. But perhaps because we’ve heard so much about cybercrime in the news — as well as on savvy TV shows like "Mr. Robot" — the generic references here to "defragging" and "firewalls" don’t impress.

Director John Moore doesn’t help matters with his slow-drip plot-delivery and overheated tone. Ultimately, there’s just nothing here that’s snappy or relevant.