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Hackers (1995)

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38

Average Rating: 5.1/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 6 | Rotten: 10

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Movie Info

In this high-tech thriller, Dade Murphy (Jonny Lee Miller) has been fascinated with computers all his life; at the age of 11, he was able to break into the computer network of several top Wall Street investment and banking firms, and he nearly caused a major stock market crash in the process. As punishment, Dade was forbidden to use a computer until his 18th birthday, but now that he's of age, he's diving back into his PC head first. Dade meets up with a group of fellow hackers: tough-talking

Apr 24, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (27) | DVD (6)

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

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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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.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel
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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.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
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The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: New Yorker
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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.

September 7, 2011 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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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.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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The real crime of cyberpunks is that they have encouraged Hollywood to make several bad movies aimed at exploiting this new lifestyle niche.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: Philadelphia Daily News
Philadelphia Daily News

A disjointed yet generally enjoyable stint at the movies, even for those who don't know an infobahn from a nanosecond.

May 3, 2013 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Silly but enjoyable.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

A plot thinner than an LCD monitor doesn't prevent the bombastic fun, and the young cast help it hurtle along.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

Even if you bought DOS for Dummies, there's nothing in HACKERS that will stretch your brain.

January 14, 2011 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

stupid and entertaining, to some nostalgia degree

August 9, 2006 | Comment (1)

You gotta love some of the horrible dialogue in this flick.

June 30, 2006 Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

As good as a feature length music video can possibly be.

April 6, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Attractive leads in a leaden suspense story

December 19, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

Ultimately falls flatter than a floppy disk, relying solely on style to divert attention from the lack of an original plot.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
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Audience Reviews for Hackers

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.
April 20, 2012
jennifxu

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 ...
October 16, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

Super Reviewer

I can objectively say that Hackers is a badly-dated, ridiculous piece of crap that's pure camp to anyone that's ever used a computer. BUT... I had fun watching it. Most of the characters were ridiculous and between Fisher Stevens' egotistical geek and Lorraine Bracco's Jewish mother impression in the last 15 minutes "Rabbit, Flu-Shot, someone talk to me!" I couldn't keep it together. At the same time, Angelina Jolie's Romulan look worked even if Matthew Lillard made me want to commit murder. Nothing serious or even good but Hackers is highly entertaining.
July 19, 2011
mjgildea

Super Reviewer

Quite a good film. Keeps you intrigued for the most part of the film.
June 23, 2011
murphmann93
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