The Great Hack Reviews

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June 22, 2020
Timely and frightening, Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer's The Great Hack explores the furor surrounding Cambridge Analytica and how social media factored into the 2016 presidential election.
February 21, 2020
[A] provocative, buzzy documentary.
January 17, 2020
The Great Hack isn't necessarily an examination of Cambridge Analytica and how it exploited us. It's about once-normal people who are corrupted by the greater evil.
January 8, 2020
Dispiriting...informative, and damning as hell.
December 6, 2019
The documentary doesn't present much new verified information to feed our hunger for answers, but it does revel in retreading criticisms gone by.
October 2, 2019
This is a scary movie... [And] there's a lot of interesting characters.
September 4, 2019
All of which is sobering, and you would hope it makes viewers think twice about not insisting on better data protections and rights.
August 30, 2019
The Great Hack is an important film, one that people need to see, but its account of the Cambridge Analytica operation scarcely touches the shady world of the billionaire oligarchs who are the real financial and political forces behind the scenes.
August 30, 2019
[The Great Hack] allows us to understand how companies like Cambridge Analytica harvest data through the use of apps. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 8, 2019
I urge all to watch The Great Hack, and beware.
August 5, 2019
The plot is unusually mature for a documentary. [Full review in Spanish]
August 5, 2019
What The Great Hack tells so universal that it's scary. [Full review in Spanish]
August 3, 2019
Individuals profiled are involving guides to some of legal, ethical, social, and individual ramifications on theme: personal data is now a commodity more valuable than oil.
August 1, 2019
Just because something's been said a hundred times doesn't make it any less true. The Great Hack is essential viewing because even if you think you've heard it all, you haven't.
August 1, 2019
The Great Hack does occasionally struggle under the weight of its own data load. There is a lot for viewers to process here, and sometimes the torrent of facts and figures flowing from the screen can get overwhelming.
July 29, 2019
An alarming, scary and an important wake up call that needs to be seen especially with a critical 2020 presidential election on the horizon.
July 27, 2019
The Great Hack is a terrifying documentary about the new threat of information mining.
July 27, 2019
Still, none of this means it isn't an extremely watchable film, albeit deeply flawed.
July 26, 2019
Where the documentary succeeds, however-and what makes it essential viewing for anyone over the age of 40-is in explaining exactly how Cambridge Analytica works.
July 26, 2019
...it will likely make you think critically about just what information you allow online and who you're giving it to.
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