I watched this as part of a bad movie double bill with friends, the other being Johnny Mnemonic. Virtuosity is about a felon played by Denzel Washington who's assisting the LAPD in doing combat training and research on a serial killer AI called Sid 6.7, played by a pre-megafame Russell Crowe. Through science mumbo jumbo Sid manifests in the real world, and now Washington's character is the only one who can stop him... for some reason.
Cards on the table: I was pretty drunk when watching this movie, so I had a hard time following a lot of it. It's quite bad and stupid, the pacing's all over the place, it's riddled with cliché, and Washington doing his best to try to salvage the dumb as rocks script actually makes it less entertaining because he's giving it his all, preventing the movie from slipping into total camp nonsense. I was expecting this movie to be full of dated 90s CGI, but it's surprisingly restrained, and some of it actually holds up decently.
If there's any reason to watch this movie, it's Russell Crowe. He's in full on hardcore ham mode, and it's glorious to watch. "Chewing the scenery" is usually used as a metaphor, but due to plot shenanigans there's a scene his character literally chews the scenery due to having to eat some glass. Every scene with him is a total blast, and straight up meme material. It's genuinely in the territory of Nick Cage's most infamous performances.
The problem with these two conflicting styles (Washington playing it straight, Crowe doing full on camp) is that neither is really dominant, so the movie feels like flipping between two different tv channels. The result is uneven and disappointing as a good bad movie, because any time Crowe isn't on screen your eyes just glaze over from the clichéd dialogue and boring characters. There's occasional delightfully 90s technobabble to spice things up, but it's not really present enough to make the overall experience come alive. I'd still recommend it as a good bad movie, with the caveat that it's best to just shoot the shit with your (hopefully very drunk) friends when Crowe isn't on screen, and focus on his hamminess whenever he is.