Masterminds (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Masterminds (1997)




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A taut and clever thriller aimed at teen audiences, Masterminds follows a battle of wits between a villainous security systems expert who takes the students of an exclusive school hostage in exchange for half billion dollars, and an adolescent computer hacker who is hiding in the basement.more
Rating: PG-13 (violence, language)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Floyd Byars
On DVD: Jan 6, 1998
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Patrick Stewart
as Ralph Bentley
Vincent Kartheiser
as Ozzie Paxton
Brenda Fricker
as Claire Maloney
Bradley Whitford
as Miles Lawrence
Matt Craven
as Jake Paxton
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Helen Paxton
Katie Stuart
as Melissa Randall
Michael MacRae
as Foster Deroy
Earl Pastko
as Captain Jankel
Michael David Simms
as Colonel Duke
Teryl Rothery
as Ms. Saunders
Philip Granger
as Happy Boy
Andrew Kavadas
as Happy Boy
Lauro Chartrand
as Happy Boy
Charles Andre
as Happy Boy
Alan Van Sprang
as Happy Boy
Bruce Pinard
as Happy Boy Guard
April Telek
as Sexy Girl
Steve Makaj
as Captain Majors
Douglas Newell
as Science Teacher
Kimberly Unger
as Flight Attendant
Pamela Sue Martin
as Female TV Reporter
Andrew Wheeler
as Bank Officer
Merrett Green
as Male TV Reporter
Michael Benyaer
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Masterminds

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | June 25, 2008
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Full Review… | November 6, 2002
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Masterminds

Very boring Movie.

Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Quite good that it's sort of a children's production of Die Hard crossed with The Rock, with plenty of violence but no blood or death - which isn't very convincing but at least it protects the PG rating. Patrick Stewart's lip-smacking gusto as the chief bad guy is the film's main asset.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

I love this movie. This movie is not a type of movie you should take seriously, because it is not Oscar winning. What this movie is, is a fun adventure that will entertain you. I watched this movie as a kid and today I still love it. Unfortunately, this movie was never released to dvd, so I watch it on my vhs player I still own because movies like this will not be released again. I believe this movie to be a hidden gem. Yes it has flaws but what movie doesn't? I get excited when I find another person who has seen this movie because I believe it to become lost in movie culture.

Jessica Roehm

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