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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT David Shafer

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
111 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/04/16
performer:
Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina
director:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
author:
62471
publisher:
Mulholland Books
genre:
Thriller

We gave it a B-

Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you. That’s the premise of this techno-thriller, which imagines a corporate cabal — think Google — that is spying on customers and is poised to ”sneak tyranny into our lives through convenience.” Leila, a Dagny Taggart-like character who can’t fight the nefarious conspiracy herself, meets two unlikely heroes who join her resistance movement. You get the impression that Shafer loved everything about Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged except its politics; the author relies too much on giant data-dumps of plot detail that should be parceled out more elegantly, and by page 422, the story is only getting started. B-

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