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As narratively misguided as it is woefully miscast, Johnny Mnemonic brings the '90s cyberpunk thriller to inane new whoas -- er, lows. Read critic reviews

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In this film based on the William Gibson story, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data courier who has a secret stash of information implanted into his mind. However, the data will kill Johnny if he cannot retrieve it within 48 hours. Accompanied by physically enhanced bodyguard Jane (Dina Meyer), Johnny sets out to acquire the passwords he needs to save himself. Worse yet, he is hunted by gangster Shinji (Denis Akiyama) and businessman Takahashi (Takeshi), both of whom seek the data Johnny possesses.

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Critic Reviews for Johnny Mnemonic

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  • Mar 24, 2021
    Obviously Gibson's ideas simmering within the movie are extremely interesting and I do like the movie's aesthetic however the exposition is so horrendously handled and the central performances are so bad that those good elements hardly matter.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Dec 03, 2014
    Atrociously awful, Johnny Mnemonic is a crazy, unintelligible mess. Starring Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, and Dolph Lundgren, the cast is pretty decent, but the performances are terrible. And the story is cliched and trite; a courier is given a secret file and several factions chase after him in order to recover the information. But the worst part of the film is the future tech, which makes no sense whatsoever and is incredibly dumb. Also, special effects (particularly the computer graphics) are poorly done and only make things more confusing. Truly a horrendous piece of filmmaking, Johnny Mnemonic is a bizarre and absurd cyberpunk thriller.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    I should really re-watch this movie before writing about it, I barely remember it...
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • May 29, 2010
    By far, this is one of the worst movies to ever exist. Not only does it beat out Waterworld and Battlefield Earth, it makes them look good in comparison. This has a crazy and incoherent plot that never has a purpose or message, when I'm sure there was supposed to be one. Aside from a few bizarre line deliveries from Keanu Reeves, it can't even be enjoyed. The effects are just out of control and some of the haircuts and styles, Johnny's in particular, are completely bonkers.
    Conner R Super Reviewer

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