I thought movie acting had gotten considerably better than it frequently was in the past, but after seeing the caper flick Swordfish (2001), directed by Dominic Sena, I’m not so sure. John Travolta starts out badly but gets better. Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Don Cheadle, however, merely go through the motions, undermining an already rubbishy concoction. How ludicrous Swordfish is we see in just the opening few moments: all those explosives wrapped around the bodies of Travolta’s hostages. From there things just get clunkier, and more foul-mouthed. Gratuitously Miss Barry exposes her Josephine Baker breasts. Needless to say, the film is not only commercial but shabbily so.