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Blackhat (2015)

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Critic Consensus: Thematically timely but dramatically inert, Blackhat strands Chris Hemsworth in a muddled misfire from director Michael Mann.

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Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary's Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

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Cast

Chris Hemsworth
as Nick Hathaway
Viola Davis
as Carol Barrett
Tang Wei
as Chen Lien
Leehom Wang
as Chen Dawai
Holt McCallany
as Mark Jessup
Ritchie Coster
as Elias Kassar
William Mapother
as Rich Donahue
Andy On
as Alex Trang
Christian Borle
as Jeff Robichaud
John Ortiz
as Henry Pollack
Brandon Molale
as Sort Guard
Danny Burstein
as Associate Warden Jeffries
Abhi Sinha
as Daniels
Jason Butler Harner
as George Reinker
Manny Montana
as Alonzo Reyes
Spencer Garrett
as Gary Baker
Shi Liang
as Lieutentant Colonel Zhao
Kan Mok
as Major Yuan
Sophia Santi
as Mrs. Novo
José Márquez
as 18th Street Gangster
Victor Chi
as Korean Waiter
Peter Jae
as Korean Thug
Tommy Wong
as Johnny Li
Ivan Ngan
as Yang Lin
Courtney Wu
as Samuel Wu
Adrian Pang
as Keith Yan
Kurt Kishita
as Paul Wang
Leanne Littrell
as Emergency Worker
LeAnne Li
as Emergency Worker
Kamal
as Bahasha Speaker
Ahyu U. Rosli
as Tall Indonesian Banker
Frank Cutler
as United Captain
James Adam Lim
as Ambulance Driver
Berg Lee
as Ambulance Driver
M. Anom Perkasa
as Young Men at Papua Square
Jonathan Ozah
as Young Men at Papua Square
Eric Berindei
as Commodities Broker
Jeremy Tatar
as Commodities Broker
Gerald Petrow
as Commodities Broker
Brian Labahn
as Commodities Broker
Razaq Sahibjahn
as Indonesian Banker
Mohd Gaizudeen Sahibjahn
as Indonesian Banker
Yonkky Daniel Parengkoan
as Indonesian Bodyguard
Musim Surbakti
as Indonesian Bodyguard
Fadillah Ramadhan Rachmat
as Indonesian Bodyguard
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Critic Reviews for Blackhat

All Critics (170) | Top Critics (40)

Hints of a quasi-apocalyptic chill seem arbitrary-neither symbolic nor dramatic. The effect is like watching software run itself.

February 2, 2015 | Full Review…
New Yorker
Top Critic

Nobody can top Mann's urban night scenes, with their oily neon and skyscraper light grids, but for the most part this plays like Heat without the heat.

January 23, 2015 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Let's start with the fact that Hemsworth stars as the world's most brilliant hacker. Let that sink in for a moment.

January 17, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
ChristyLemire.com
Top Critic

The movie's most depressing feature is its naked pandering for overseas box office. If there's one thing worse than appealing to the lowest common American denominator, it's appealing to the lowest common global denominator.

January 16, 2015 | Full Review…
The Atlantic
Top Critic

It has a decent ludicrousness and Mann's one-of-a-kind talent for using digital photography and naturalistic light to complicate and invigorate anonymous spaces.

January 16, 2015 | Full Review…
Grantland
Top Critic

Given our brave new cyber world, someone in Hollywood is going to have to come up with a better way to do it. Watching actors tap out code as big buzzing screens of digital data flash on the screen just doesn't cut it.

January 16, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Blackhat

½

It's good... but just too slow moving.

Thomas Johnston
Thomas Johnston

Super Reviewer

Cyber thriller that relies on its style instead of an engaging plot. A much leaner, shorter film would have worked better, but Mann still knows how to film terrifying shootouts. There just aren't that many here, sadly. The locations are pretty great too, but the hacking elements just don't work as well as the conspiracy thriller parts. There are still quite a few memorable scenes here, especially thanks to the exotic locations and the charismatic leading duo, but the result could have been so much more engaging.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

½

The film's story and direction are both perfectly fine, run-of-the-mill, mass market Hollywood action. The problems here are the unconvincing and unheroic Hemsworth in the role of the hero, a typically snotty-for-no-reason Viola Davis setting an inappropriate tone, and some really, really, really stupid situations that should have been reconsidered by the director. However, if you can buy absurdities like men bulldozing their way through a parade with no one noticing, a man violently stabbing two men to death with a screwdriver in the middle of the parade (again!) with no one noticing, and crowds of people fleeing in terror TOWARD gunmen who are opening fire in the middle of a parade, then "Blackhat" may be a wonderful film for you. For the rest of us, we may need to work particularly hard to suspend disbelief if we are to enjoy this film.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

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