Hackers Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 11, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
What's uncovered beneath the flashy skin is an old-fashioned, film-by-numbers thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 6, 2005
As good as a feature length music video can possibly be.
| Original Score: 2/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Hackers looks and sounds like an Intel Inside commercial produced by MTV.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
May 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: 1.5/4
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Hackers is an enjoyable cyberpunk romp. Just don't expect any real insight into the Hacker subculture and don't take it seriously and you're on your way to an passable evening at the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Darrin Keene
Film Threat
February 4, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
July 2, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Pseudo-cool anti-authority tone, but no substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
You leave the theater angry at everyone associated with it for stealing your money and your time with a movie that insults the audience's intelligence with complete garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
June 30, 2006
You gotta love some of the horrible dialogue in this flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Joe Brown
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
How do you make typing look exciting?
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Tirelessly modish, hyper-glossy, super-superficial. It's also cacophonous. And, for all of its drum-beating for brain power, dumb.
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
What is most surprising is that the movie is so tame -- especially considering the ad campaign, which is selling the material as being on the edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
What it lacks in substance and plausibility it makes up in inventive imagery and deft shadings of a world of scheming cyberpunks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Barbara Shulgasser
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Here is the by-now-familiar terrain of fear of technology, mixed with breaking-and-entry into secret government and corporate files, and the equally familiar realm of high schoolers struggling with sexual awakening [and] social pressures.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Ultimately falls flatter than a floppy disk, relying solely on style to divert attention from the lack of an original plot.
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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
It gives you more insight into the minds of Hollywood hacks than of computer hackers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 19, 2002
Attractive leads in a leaden suspense story
| Original Score: 1/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Though this scheme involves loads of important data, it manages to sound dopey all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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