An interesting premise but not much more to this ho-hum home invasion thriller, written by Dan Kay and directed by John Moore (who gave us the entertaining Gene Hackman/Owen Wilson actioner Behind Enemy Lines). Pierce Brosnan stars as wealthy Irish mogul Mike Regan, who leases private jets: Brosnan plays him brash, with maybe a touch of Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary. Regan is devoted to his lovely wife and daughter, played by Anna Friel and Stefanie Scott, but he’s over-leveraged the business and has secret money troubles. So Mike’s hugely grateful when a young IT guy on his staff, Ed (James Frecheville) saves his ass by fixing a computer glitch that had threatened to wreck a vital presentation. He invites Ed to his “smart” designer home, where Ed sorts out the wifi that runs all the gadgets there. But then Ed conceives a creepy fascination with Mike’s lovely daughter and glam lifestyle and starts to stalk them all. There are some nice touches, but it unwinds into dullness and silliness and the hi-tech conceit is basically abandoned in favour of low-tech analogue violence and punch-ups.
IT review – dreary hi-tech home-invasion thriller
Pierce Brosnan plays a Michael O’Leary-like businessman with a gadget-filled pad who gets more tech support than he bargained for in this silly, dull squeaker
Peter Bradshaw is the Guardian's film critic