Hackers (1995)



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Movie Info

A mischievous group of misanthropic, teen-age computer whizzes find themselves in over their heads when they hack into a major corporation's files and becoming privy to the nefarious Plague's massive embezzling scheme that involves deliberately capsizing oil tankers. This techno-thriller chronicles what happens next. With blazing modems and creative keyboarding, the young hackers, bearing such names as Crash Overdrive, Phantom Phreak, and Cereal Killer, rally together fellow cyber-geeks to stop … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Rafael Moreu
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 24, 2001
MGM Home Entertainment


as The Plague

as Lauren Murphy

as Agent Dick Gill

as Blade

as Agent Bob

as Agent Ray

as Laura

as Mr. Ellingson

as S.S. Agent, Seattle

as Young Dade

as Michael Murphy

as Freshman on the Roof

as Freshman on the Roof

as Mr. Simpson

as Joey's Mom

as 1st Sysops Technicia...

as 2nd Sysops Technicia...

as English Teacher

as 1st V.P.

as 2nd V.P.

as 2nd S.S. Agent

as Reporter

as Addict Hank

as Addict Vickie

as Tow Truck Driver

as Phreak's Mom

as Ellingson Guard

as Phone Repairman

as London Hacker

as Tokyo Hacker

as Italian Hacker

as Russian Hacker

as Flight Attendant

as Russian Hacker

as News Technician

as Flight Attendant

as Second Reporter

as Jail Guard

as Talkshow Host

as Da Vinci Virus

as 4th V.P.

as Receptionist

as Rollerblader

as S.S. Agent

as Russian Hacker
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Critic Reviews for Hackers

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16)

Hackers isn't a very good movie, but it's a darn sight more fun than The Net.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

After the mechanics of the thriller plot start to kick in, the film drags. And when it's time for the big cyber-showdown, we're stuck, once again, with footage of frantic typing.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

This is a movie that sums up the worst of the computer era: zapping you with techno-cliches and trapping you in constant visual crash and burn.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
New Yorker
Top Critic

What's most grating about Hackers, however, is the guileless way the movie buys in to the computer-kid-as-elite-rebel mystique currently being peddled by magazines like Wired.

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Without being any sort of miracle, this engaging and lively exploitation fantasy-thriller about computer hackers, anarchistic in spirit, succeeds at just about everything The Net failed to.

Full Review… | January 14, 2011
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Hackers


Despite having a number of now-famous actors in it, Hackers is one of their earlier films and the acting is -- well, a hack job. Despite the bad makeup, there is nothing one can do to make a group of young twenty-somethings pass for 16 and 17 year old high school students -- nor did I see the point of setting the film in a high school. University students would have been more credible. The story is a bit stupid and it relies on an early home-PC audience not being very sophisticated in technology matters. (Some viewers may find this aspect of the film both nostalgic and hilarious -- who am I to judge?) Costumes were puzzling and distracting in their "edginess". (If that was even the goal?) The film is from 1995, but it had the 80's trash studio junk vibe. Still, it's a marginally fun movie that could be worth watching if you have nothing better to do or you're feeling too lazy to change the channel.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Hackers is hi-LAR-ious because of the way it portrays the Internet. The hacking duels between Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie are at once ridiculous and kinda sexy. A LOT of fun.

Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Attempted glamorisation of New York teen hackers fighting corporate greed comes off as a bit too cheeky. All racial stereotypes are represented though ...

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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