‘The Hummingbird Project’

Unassuming and amiable, The Hummingbird Project may not be setting box-office records or pushing innovative filmmaking, but it remains an entertaining tale. And it’s not everyday you see Alexander Skarsgård (The Legend of Tarzan, Mute) play a nerd!

In the world of high-frequency trading, milliseconds can represent the difference of millions of dollars. Fast-talking hustler (when is he not?) Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Now You See Me) convinces his brilliant cousin Skarsgård to join him in a fibre optic cable deal that will put them in direct competition with their current boss, Salma Hayek (Frida, The Hitman’s Bodyguard). An underground cable – in a completely straight, 1000 mile line – now needs to be laid between Kansas City and New York.

Patchy it may be (writer/director Kim Nguyen – War Witch, Eye on Juliet) but in a race again time and the elements, The Hummingbird Project delivers an enjoyable odd couple story of money, greed – and redemption.

Rating: 61%


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