Hummingbird Project

[Skarsgård is] often the best part of anything he's in, but here he's uncanny.

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The Hummingbird Project

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.
R
Genre
Thriller, Black Comedy
Runtime
111
Language
English
FEATURED REVIEW
Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

Despite esoteric subject matter, writer-director Kim Nguyen (“War Witch”) has crafted a smartly entertaining and unexpectedly human film with his financial thriller “The Hummingbird Project.” This larger-than-life caper drama, set in 2011 and 2012, feels so based in fact that it’s surprising to ...

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