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Cypher (2002)




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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 embroiled in the fast-paced and dangerous world of corporate espionage. But it isn't until Sullivan meets a mysterious woman named Rita (Lucy Liu) that he begins to realize exactly what he's gotten himself into. Also starring David Hewlitt and Kari Matchett, Cypher was the winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Fantasy at the 2003 Fantasporo Film Festival.

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Jeremy Northam
as Morgan Sullivan
Lucy Liu
as Rita Foster
Nigel Bennett
as Finnster
David Hewlett
as Virgil Dunn
Kari Matchett
as Diane Thursby
Kristina Nicoll
as Amy Sullivan
Boyd Banks
as Fred Garfield
Steve Jackson
as Waiter Buffalo
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Critic Reviews for Cypher

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)

Natali can't be bothered to fashion an actual human story around the perpetually buzzing toys and non-stop backstabbing and double-crossing.

June 19, 2004 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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

June 15, 2010 | Rating: 9/10

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

April 29, 2009 | Full Review…

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

June 21, 2007 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

November 18, 2005 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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

October 15, 2005 | Rating: B-

Audience Reviews for Cypher


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 coolest sci-fi vehicles (helicopter) I've ever seen.

Ross Collins
Ross Collins

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A fine thriller. Unexpectedly delightful to watch.

Nicolas Korovessis
Nicolas Korovessis

Super Reviewer

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 use of effects, though, and Lucy Liu is always welcome.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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