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Sneakers Reviews

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Anthony L

Super Reviewer

November 25, 2013
Sneakers is yet another film that has been on my watch list since it's release over 20 years ago. Being about computer hacking, it was obviously going to be a little outdated but after watching it, I wonder if it was ever current? There are times when it could have been an Austin Powers film. Ben Kingsley's evil genius, who is an old friend of the leading good guy who was presumed dead, leads an evil corporation that uses a Toy Manufacturing co as a front is the stuff of spoof films and bad cartoons. Throw in the possibilities of Russian involvement, a possible new cold-war and 'Ultimate code-breaker' computer nonsense and it gets a little tiresome. The cast is impressive but no one really impresses. It's cliche after cliche as far as the characters go, fat computer whiz, good at computers and into conspiracy theories, ex-CIA guy, doesn't laugh, owns a gun and worst of all, Blind guy who is so blind, he can even hear things that make no noise. River Phoenix is purely there because he was popular at that time, he barely has any lines let alone anything to actually do in the film. It's of low quality, surely some people would have seen that at the time? I don't understand the love people have for it.
Matthew Samuel M

Super Reviewer

October 22, 2013
It is extraordinarily corny, and the screenwriting is quite mediocre, yet the film does engage with an interesting, complex plot and thrilling sequences.
Apeneck F

Super Reviewer

August 24, 2007
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.
hunterjt13
hunterjt13

Super Reviewer

July 19, 2011
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.
Conner R

Super Reviewer

January 19, 2010
A great cast, but not a good enough story to back it up. It's not exactly a comedy or a drama, but something stuck between. However, the biggest problem lies in the poor execution of the plot and highly unimaginative film making. It's extremely mediocre.
Martin B

Super Reviewer

February 18, 2008
Back in 1992, I think I saw this movie because of River Phoenix. But while he was great in it, I was surprised to find I loved the entire cast. Redford? Poitier? Kingsley? McDonnell? Talented actors, no doubt, but not exactly my A-list, right? But this cast is perfect, especially David Strathairn, who manages to stand out in already amazing cast - no small feat.

The success of the film, though, is largely due to the writing, which is fun, exciting, and best of all, smart. Intelligent comedies don't come along too often, so it's disappointing that this one is so overlooked. Personally, I would have nominated it for all kinds of Oscars. It ranks right up there as the #1 or #2 film of 1992 for me.
Aaron N

Super Reviewer

July 14, 2006
Bank Secretary: So, people hire you to break into their places... to make sure no one can break into their places?
Martin Bishop: It's a living.
Bank Secretary: Not a very good one.

Robert Redford leads an ensemble cast in a lighthearted thriller that tries to be smarter than it is and doesn't work well enough with the elements that it has at its disposal, but is passable due to Redford's charm and its breezy nature.

Redford is Martin Bishop, leader of a crew that specializes in breaking into banks that have hired them, so they know how to beef up their security.

The team includes what are essentially stock characters: Sidney Poitier as the old ex-CIA pro, David Strathairn as a tech guy, who is blind, Dan Aykroyd as a conspiracy theorist, River Phoenix as the rookie kid, and Mary McDonnell as an old girlfriend.

The teams bites off more than it can chew when they are recruited by some mysterious folk to find a particular item. Around the same time this item is discovered to be an ultimate code breaker, the team learns these guys are bad folk, being headed by a slimy old pro played by Ben Kingsley, who has a past involving Redford's character.

The team is forced to go through a number stealth cons, heists, and other secret missions using techy equipment to help them out.

The whole thing is essentially a heist story mixed with what was at the time intriguing uses of high tech equipment to add something new.

What the film lacks is a real way to show off what makes this stuff very cool or exciting. It tries to be both breezy and a thriller but it only succeeds at points. Some are played to lightly and others try to be to involved in the thriller aspect. Then the ending tries to go the action route, piling on cliches and a final ending that also feels too breezy.

The characters are also where the film suffers. There is enough A-talent involved to have a good movie, but the characters never become interesting enough, except for when the plot requires them to be of use.

Still, the film is well made, uses its high-tech thriller plot to work as a form of general entertainment, and does feature a talented cast that is effective enough for what they are given.

Mother: Okay, boss, this LTX-71 concealable mike is part of the same system that NASA used when they faked the Apollo Moon landings. They had the astronauts broadcast around the world from a sound stage at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernadino, California. So it worked for them, shouldn't give us too many problems.
Dean !

Super Reviewer

January 14, 2007
A cool all star cast, Hacker thriller.
thmtsang
thmtsang

Super Reviewer

July 14, 2007
Good thriller about spies.
garyX
garyX

Super Reviewer

March 6, 2007
Lightweight comedy thriller made watchable by an extremely likeable cast. A fairly entertaining but vacuous popcorn movie.
deano
deano

Super Reviewer

November 19, 2006
Excellent comedy-spy-buddy-caper movie with all-cast.
Steven V

Super Reviewer

April 25, 2008
This movie has good comedy, but is also very serious and follows the life of a man who has tried to forget about his past. Lots of spy stuff, action, and gadgets. One of the first movies that exposes what hacking truly is all about.
xxdebxx
xxdebxx

Super Reviewer

April 20, 2011
What a cast - Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, River Phoenix, David Strathairn, Mary McDonnell and Ben Kingsley!! This tale of intrigue and high-tech suspense is fun to watch as a team of Hackers are hired to hack into systems to see how tight their security is and if they are as safe as they think. It really gets exciting as they go after this "black box" that can decrypt computer codes whereby they can have access to the FBI, CIA, airports, etc but when the past of one of the hackers catches up with them this puts all of their lives in danger.

Dan Akroyd did a great job playing the role as "Mother" who believes every conspiracy theory ever devised and Redford as the guy who gets all the dangerous tasks or as Poitier puts it "all the fun stuff." Ben Kingsley plays the maniacal Cosmo with his two cold-blooded operatives, Timothy Busfield and Eddie Jones.
William G

Super Reviewer

September 15, 2007
Nimble espionage thriller.
DrStrangeblog
DrStrangeblog

Super Reviewer

October 23, 2012
Superb spy action comedy with director Robinson getting all parts clicking like a key turning tumblers in a lock. Robert Redford in top form as reformed hacker leading a top flight cast including Sidney Poitier and Ben Kingsley. Great moments of unraveling mysteries and filled with quality gags that don't undermine the suspense. Most action comedies tilt too heavily one way or the other but Sneakers finds the perfect balance from start to finish.
Alex Dackard
Alex Dackard

Super Reviewer

June 22, 2010
A nostalgic ode to spy-capers of cold war days. This one is different though, there is tone of playfulness running through the entire length of the feature. It never gets as serious as say 'Marathon Man' or 'Three Days of Condor'. That is not to say that it does not deal with a serious subject - it does. But this feature has been made on a canvas that opts away from darkness, murkiness and inherently perceptive danger in every frame. A thoroughly enjoyable movie with high production values. Art department dissapoints though. Direction is very competent, despite numerous characters none feel like extra wheel, story is engaging, acting is very good, editing is taut, music lends a real atmosphere to the movie, and cinematography is very good indeed. It is not a stand out movie, but it is wholesome entertainment package without any stand out flaw.
Jonny C

Super Reviewer

March 24, 2010
Great heist movie. Sneakers is a lighthearted thriller with an all-star cast.
Tecnoandre
Tecnoandre

Super Reviewer

January 5, 2010
This is very good.A lot of good performances and an envolving story.a little like Mission Impossible I with a touch of humor and class.
Sunil J

Super Reviewer

January 31, 2008
A really diverse cast of people make a really great funny movie about government conspiracy.
mingsysar
mingsysar

Super Reviewer

August 18, 2006
Forget the plot and watch it for the performances. I adore the interplay between the characters.
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