The Hummingbird Project (2019)

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In this modern epic, Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgård) are players in the high-stakes game of High-Frequency Trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Their dream? To build a straight fiber-optic cable line between Kansas and New Jersey, making them millions. But nothing is straightforward for this flawed pair. Anton is the brains, Vincent is the hustler, and together they push each other and everyone around them to the breaking point with their quixotic adventure. Constantly breathing down their necks is their old boss Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.

Cast

Jesse Eisenberg
as Vincent Zaleski
Alexander Skarsgård
as Anton Zaleski
Salma Hayek
as Eva Torres
Michael Mando
as Mark Vega
Johan Heldenbergh
as Amish Elder

Critic Reviews for The Hummingbird Project

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

An entertaining vehicle for vivid performances by both actors.

Sep 12, 2018 | Full Review…
Variety
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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.

Sep 12, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

There's a fascinating performance near the center of The Hummingbird Project, but director Kim Nguyen never finds the urgency in his feels-true-but-isn't narrative.

Sep 11, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

Sep 10, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite some interesting ideas and a stellar cast, The Hummingbird Project is crushed by a mundane premise.

Feb 6, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

When the project finally manages to achieve the numbers it had set out to achieve, it is obsolete and one is left wondering at the massive waste of time, energy, and money the film centers itself around.

Jan 8, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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