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Hackers Reviews

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 19, 2002
Attractive leads in a leaden suspense story
| Original Score: 1/5
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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
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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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
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is well directed, written and acted, and while it is no doubt true that in real life no hacker could do what the characters in this movie do, it is no doubt equally true that what hackers can do would not make a very entertaining movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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.
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
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
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Silly, predictable, and, dare I say it, oddly endearing, Hackers is the first film I've seen in a long while that annoyed me so much I actually enjoyed it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
To its credit, Hackers recalls the pumped-up energy of Pump Up the Volume, as well as its casting prowess.
| Original Score: 3/4
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
The real draw to Hackers is that it is so unexpectedly funny. Really funny.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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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
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
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
July 2, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 4, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
July 29, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
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