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At Theaters: 3/15/2019 On Video:
Rated: R Length: 1 hr. 50 min.
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Kim Nguyen exposes the ruthless edge of our increasingly digital world. Cousins from New York, Vincent and Anton 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, a powerful, intoxicating and manipulative trader who will stop at nothing to come between them and beat them at their own game.
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Jesse Eisenberg CAFE SOCIETY, NOW YOU SEE ME 2, AMERICAN ULTRA
Alexander Skarsgard THE AFTERMATH, THE LEGEND OF TARZAN, THE GIVER
Salma Hayek HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, EVERLY, GROWN UPS 2
Wri/Dir: Kim Nguyen LA CITE
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Roger Ebert Full Review
Average ...works overtime, shifting gears repeatedly without once providing enough substance for the viewer to engage. It keeps trying on new genre outfits like an undecided shopper—here's a comedic element, now here's some thriller crumbs, and oh yes, a tragic illness for good measure!

NY Post Full Review
Average ...ultimately, there's no one here to really care about. The most interesting aspect of "The Hummingbird Project” is when it gets out of the boardroom and into the elements... ...its banter keeps the scenes moving along briskly...

Rolling Stone Full Review
Average ...the convoluted script...keeps tripping over itself in a strenuous effort to drum up interest into a premise that is decidedly uncinematic. Nguyen (director) can stir up all the sturm and drang he wants, but Hummingbird feels as humdrum and impersonal as a blueprint.

Slant Magazine Full Review
Below Average ...the deal-making and bureaucracy involved in drilling a very long, very thin tunnel across several states isn't intrinsically compelling. Such an endeavor has neither the luster of an underhanded enrichment scheme nor the social relevance of a life-changing innovation...

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D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Cousins from New York, Vincent (Jesse Eisenberg) and Anton (Alexander Skarsgard) are players in the high-stakes game of high frequency trading, where winning is measured in milliseconds. Vincent is the hustler and Anton is the brains; together they push each other and everyone around them in their quixotic quest to attain the ultimate American Dream.

Embarking on the Herculean task of installing a fiber-optic cable in a straight line between Kansas and New Jersey - so they can yield faster trades and greater riches - the cousins clash with their rapacious former boss, Eva Torres (Salma Hayek), a hedge-fund manager who tries to beat them at their own game using a rival technology. Racing against time, navigating heavy machinery, stubborn landowners, and the elements, Vincent and Anton move mountains to cut through America and get rich faster - only to find redemption and renewal at the end of the line.

From writer-director Kim Nguyen (War Witch, nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film) comes a modern-day David & Goliath story that is equal parts financial thriller and human drama, excavating the pitfalls and perils of two men who risk everything in order to have it all.

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