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WarGames (War Games) Reviews

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½ April 30, 2018
A very dated '80s movie that is paradoxically very ahead of its time. The deeper themes - namely about the futility of nuclear war and the inevitable dangers of computer intelligence - are issues that still manifest over 35 years later.
½ January 2, 2018
It's a little dated, but still pretty good.
½ December 26, 2017
The pacing is slow at times but the end pays off. A must see for those who are a fan of the genre or the era.
½ December 22, 2017
Do you wanna play a game?
December 15, 2017
WarGames is an extremely dated movie in regards to the technology used in the film, but that doesn't take anything away from it's quality. This film is a masterpiece, blending drama, comedy, and some action perfectly, leading up to a very intense climax. The naivety Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy portray is well matched against the naivety of Dabney Coleman and the generals at NORAD. The film also bears a very powerful message at the end, which we still need to consider in today's world.
½ November 23, 2017
Saw this with the kids. All thought it was good.
September 29, 2017
would you like to play chess lol
August 21, 2017
Never did I think a game of tic-tac-toe would be so damn intense.
July 18, 2017
Movie about a teenager who accidentally accesses the federal governments war room computer. One of my all time favorite movies. The reason why I became a network engineer.
July 15, 2017
Extremely good...as relevant as it was when it came out in the 80's
½ March 31, 2017
I liked this movie, and I can see why it's a classic. But it's honestly kind of forgettable. Good anyways.
March 25, 2017
its a little bit cheesy but surprisingly accurated, really suspenseful and has a great cast and a great story executed really well. truly an underrated classic of the 80s
February 21, 2017
Sivistyaukkojen paikkailua... Aikansa tuote joka ei lopussa enää oikein kunnolla saa jännitystä aikaiseksi. Osittain kömpelön sotaproseduurien kuvauksen takia. Alkupuolisko toimii ja ymmärtääkseni leffan hakkerointi on aika aidosti kuvattu. Nuoressa Matthew Broderickissa on kyllä jotain ärsyttävää vaikka tässä hän ei ole läheskään Ferris Buellerin kaltainen sosiopaatti mutta silti taas sellainen muka-fiksu tyhjäntoimittaja joka ei välitä tekojensa seurauksista. *** /5
½ February 2, 2017
There are so many things that are great about this movie, it's hard to start. I would say, my favorite part is the end when Joshua's tic-tac-toe game is going head-to-head with Thermonuclear War. But the process is interesting, too, and I am glad I took the time.
½ January 27, 2017
9.5 out of 10:

Even if it's a bit predictable, Wargames manages to be a really good Cold War movie with a smart and suspenseful story, good acting, and great writing.
January 9, 2017
Rewatched it recently and (aside from the painful technology) it has withheld the test of time. Decent story, pace, characters.
½ January 7, 2017
I'm getting too old for very nice movies with probles with holes in the plot... Just dont run for the stairs when there's a killer behind you,,, run for the street!
½ December 25, 2016
High schooler nearly triggers nuclear war by hacking into gov't defense system. Opened our eyes to the power of the computer with Broderick doctoring his grades. Adapted to video game by ColecoVision--similar to Atari's Missile Command.
½ December 2, 2016
This is like the ultimate hacker movie about a teenager who hacks the Pentagon, nearly starting a nuclear war. I love the disillusioned computer programmer, Stephen Falken, who retreats to an island following the death of his family.
November 10, 2016
A movie that manages to be incredibly intelligent and suspenseful at the same time, also including a great coming of age angle. All around great thriller.
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