Sneakers (1992)



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In this tech-thriller from director Phil Alden Robinson, a group of five renegade computer hackers, led by Martin Bishop (Robert Redford), are hired by the government to steal a black box, containing a code-breaking machine, from the mathematician who invented the device. The government is able to persuade Martin to take the job by convincing him that they will drop a decades-old federal warrant for his involvement in computer fraud. Martin agrees and he takes his team on the mission, eventually … More

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
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Written By: Phil Alden Robinson, Lawrence Lasker, Walter Parkes
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On DVD: Mar 31, 1998
Universal Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Sneakers

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (10)

Makes up for its gaps in logic with its breezy tone and its technological razzledazzle.

Full Review… | March 31, 2008
Top Critic

Right up to an ending designed to crack the sternest critical poker face, this is gourmet popcorn of the highest order.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The performances are generally quite bad.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Discounting his god-awful American accent, Kingsley is in fine venomous form.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

A smart, smooth technological thriller.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Geriatric hi-tech action-packed spoof caper film that starts out semi-believable and ends on an unbelievable low point.

Full Review… | August 3, 2009
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Audience Reviews for Sneakers


It is extraordinarily corny, and the screenwriting is quite mediocre, yet the film does engage with an interesting, complex plot and thrilling sequences.

Matthew Samuel Mirliani
Matthew Samuel Mirliani

Super Reviewer

Behind the unlikely story of the possibilities of a codebreaking device that works sorta like a universal remote is simply a charisma piece that exists so we can pal around with the stars for a moment. A nice evening with friends.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

A team of hackers must steal a mysterious black box.
At the time, before the Internet became as ubiquitous as it is, this must have seemed cutting edge and revolutionary. Today, it doesn't play as well and must rely on the strength of its cast, which, on first glance, promises to be quite good. But midway through the film, I got the feeling that these were just actors having fun being actors. What results is a fairly basic thriller/comedy, and while it's entertaining, in the words of one critic, "There's precious little that will stay with you."
Overall, Sneakers is a decent way to waste two hours, but don't go looking for anything more than light-hearted entertainment.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

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