The Hummingbird Project

The Hummingbird Project

The Hummingbird Project

Two traders (Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård) compete with their old boss (Salma Hayek) to land a massive deal in this drama thriller.

"Determined to create a more efficient way of transmitting information between stock exchanges, the cousins [Eisenberg and Skarsgård] scheme to lay fibre-optic cable from Kansas City to New York, gaining them and their clients crucial seconds in order to trounce their competitors. Vincent (Eisenberg) — the force behind the scheme — is a frantic dreamer who pursues his ideas with zealot-like intensity while promising everyone the moon. Anton (Skarsgård) is the brains, a socially awkward data wiz with few friends besides Vincent. Both end up in the crosshairs of their ruthless former employer Eva Torres, a Wall Street lion willing to devour anyone unlucky enough to get in her way. Unfortunately, Anton hasn't entirely figured out how to make the cable connection fast enough to warrant the expense. As time runs out, Vincent's claims of grandeur get progressively wilder." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2019Rating: M, Coarse language111 minsBelgium, Canada
Thriller
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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An entertaining vehicle for vivid performances by both actors.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

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It's an odd tale, but in its sneaky way, an unexpectedly engaging one.

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Stuff

Stuff

press

Although it perhaps eventually over-eggs the contrivances and misfortunes, there's a lot to like about this understated Project.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

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A defiantly odd thriller involving esoteric subject matter, The Hummingbird Project tells a familiar story of ambition and greed with enough eccentricity that the movie's strangeness becomes one of its chief attributes.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Whatever it takes to keep a techno hellraiser on its feet, this humdrum Hummingbird doesn't have it, despite the efforts of Eisenberg and Skarsgård to breathe some life into it.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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Fascinating story but its telling leaves you cold.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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A smartly entertaining and unexpectedly human film...

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IndieWire

IndieWire

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There's a good reason why no one's ever made a movie about this before - in fact, there are probably a few.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Though this intriguing genre-hybrid might be just a little too odd for more mainstream success, this is a promising step in the right direction for Nguyen.

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Sometimes I can't help but think that actors these days don't have to act anymore; as if they are incapable of pulling off other personalities. Every Johnny Depp character is over-the-top and maniacally delusional and can't help but gesture wildly. Michael Cera seems to only be able to play an introverted, shy kid. And here we have Jesse Eisenberg who seems...

1.0
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Variety

Variety

press

An entertaining vehicle for vivid performances by both actors.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

It's an odd tale, but in its sneaky way, an unexpectedly engaging one.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Although it perhaps eventually over-eggs the contrivances and misfortunes, there's a lot to like about this understated Project.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A defiantly odd thriller involving esoteric subject matter, The Hummingbird Project tells a familiar story of ambition and greed with enough eccentricity that the movie's strangeness becomes one of its chief attributes.

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Whatever it takes to keep a techno hellraiser on its feet, this humdrum Hummingbird doesn't have it, despite the efforts of Eisenberg and Skarsgård to breathe some life into it.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Fascinating story but its telling leaves you cold.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

A smartly entertaining and unexpectedly human film...

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

There's a good reason why no one's ever made a movie about this before - in fact, there are probably a few.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Though this intriguing genre-hybrid might be just a little too odd for more mainstream success, this is a promising step in the right direction for Nguyen.

0

Sometimes I can't help but think that actors these days don't have to act anymore; as if they are incapable of pulling off other personalities. Every Johnny Depp character is over-the-top and maniacally delusional and can't help but gesture wildly. Michael Cera seems to only be able to play an introverted, shy kid. And here we have Jesse Eisenberg who...

1.0
0