Hackers isn't a very good movie, but it's a darn sight more fun than The Net.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
The real crime of cyberpunks is that they have encouraged Hollywood to make several bad movies aimed at exploiting this new lifestyle niche.
| Original Score: 2/4
A disjointed yet generally enjoyable stint at the movies, even for those who don't know an infobahn from a nanosecond.
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.
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.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.
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.
| Original Score: D
Silly but enjoyable.
A plot thinner than an LCD monitor doesn't prevent the bombastic fun, and the young cast help it hurtle along.
| Original Score: 3/5
Even if you bought DOS for Dummies, there's nothing in HACKERS that will stretch your brain.
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.
There is a great deal more style than substance here.
stupid and entertaining, to some nostalgia degree
| Original Score: 3/4
You gotta love some of the horrible dialogue in this flick.
| Original Score: 2/10
The sappy ending's hard to take, but the on-line showdown between The Plague, the Secret Service and the united worldwide community of hackers is nail-biting.
As good as a feature length music video can possibly be.
| Original Score: 2/5
Though this scheme involves loads of important data, it manages to sound dopey all the same.
| Original Score: 2/5
Attractive leads in a leaden suspense story
| Original Score: 1/5
It gives you more insight into the minds of Hollywood hacks than of computer hackers.
Ultimately falls flatter than a floppy disk, relying solely on style to divert attention from the lack of an original plot.