He's a composite of some 200 personalities, each and every one a notorious killer. He's Sid 6.7, a virtual reality creation designed to put L.A. police officers to the test. But Sid isn't playing games anymore. He's escaped the bounds of cyberspace. And if you think he's unconquerable in the world of bits and bytes, wait till you see what Sid has in store for a world of flesh and blood. Russell Crowe plays Sid: Sadistic, Intelligent, Dangerous - and able to take a licking and keep on ticking because he can regenerate his silicon-based body parts. Denzel Washington portrays Parker Barnes, a Los Angeles cop who once took the law into his own hands... and now carries the fate of the city in them. It's his job to shut Sid down. But how do you stop the virtually unstoppable?
Washington and Crowe in their early careers, arguably at their peaks, are brilliant. There is a new and interesting computer plot. Some bits a tiny bit dated (made in 1995 but released later) but tons of action, drama and suspense. I am a bit surprised at the current rating of 2.8, it really is better than that. Possibly 15 is a bit generous a certificate. Loads of deaths in every possible way, but that is the point of the plot, which is essentially a malevolent computer programme.