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Cypher ★★★ 2002 (R)

Somewhat convoluted but intriguing scifi thriller. Milquetoast businessman Morgan Sullivan (Northam) hopes for a more exciting life when he applies for a job at multinational Digicorp. He's put to work as a corporate spy under the alias Jack Thursby and sent to a number of conventions to record the speeches that are made. Morgan/Jack doesn't understand the purpose of this until he meets mystery femme Rita (Liu), who informs Morgan that he has been brainwashed. She convinces him to turn double-agent and work for rival Sunway Systems but this only makes his life more confusing until a final assignment and shocking revelation. 96m/C DVD . Jeremy Northam, Lucy Liu, Nigel Bennett, Timothy Webber, David Hewlett, Kari Matchett; D: Vincenzo Natali; W: Brian King; C: Derek Rogers; M: Michael Andrews.

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