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Hackers Reviews

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
May 3, 2013
Hackers isn't a very good movie, but it's a darn sight more fun than The Net.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
May 3, 2013
A disjointed yet generally enjoyable stint at the movies, even for those who don't know an infobahn from a nanosecond.
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Bruce Diones
New Yorker
May 3, 2013
The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.

January 14, 2011
Silly but enjoyable.
Caroline Westbrook
Empire Magazine
January 14, 2011
A plot thinner than an LCD monitor doesn't prevent the bombastic fun, and the young cast help it hurtle along.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
January 14, 2011
Without being any sort of miracle, this engaging and lively exploitation fantasy-thriller about computer hackers, anarchistic in spirit, succeeds at just about everything The Net failed to.
August 9, 2006
stupid and entertaining, to some nostalgia degree
| Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
The sappy ending's hard to take, but the on-line showdown between The Plague, the Secret Service and the united worldwide community of hackers is nail-biting.
Dragan Antulov
April 10, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
March 27, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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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
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
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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
January 1, 2000
The real draw to Hackers is that it is so unexpectedly funny. Really funny.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
August 25, 2015
Cutting-edge ideas can't quite compensate for a banal storyline.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 21, 2015
Rarely do movies try-and fail-as hard to be cool as Hackers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
Dustin Putman
August 17, 2015
An onslaught of lame plotting, dopey writing and cornball histrionics.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
May 3, 2013
The real crime of cyberpunks is that they have encouraged Hollywood to make several bad movies aimed at exploiting this new lifestyle niche.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
May 3, 2013
After the mechanics of the thriller plot start to kick in, the film drags. And when it's time for the big cyber-showdown, we're stuck, once again, with footage of frantic typing.
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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
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