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In this tech-thriller from director Phil Alden Robinson, a group of five renegade computer hackers, led by Martin Bishop (Robert Redford), are hired by the government to steal a black box, containing a code-breaking machine, from the mathematician who invented the device. The government is able to persuade Martin to take the job by convincing him that they will drop a decades-old federal warrant for his involvement in computer fraud. Martin agrees and he takes his team on the mission, eventually taking the box. Shortly after the hackers have stolen the device, the mathematician turns up dead.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Makes up for its gaps in logic with its breezy tone and its technological razzledazzle."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"Discounting his god-awful American accent, Kingsley is in fine venomous form."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"A smart, smooth technological thriller."
‑ Common Sense Media Editors, Common Sense Media
"Pretty neat."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"Great caper comedy that deftly balances high-tech gadgets and character humor."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Right up to an ending designed to crack the sternest critical poker face, this is gourmet popcorn of the highest order."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
"It's a Twinkie for techies, an enormously entertaining time-waster."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Geriatric hi-tech action-packed spoof caper film that starts out semi-believable and ends on an unbelievable low point."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Fun caper flick with great Redford and Poitier rapport."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Great, fun caper flick with an amazing ensemble cast."
‑ Widgett Walls,
"The performances are generally quite bad."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"It's a sometimes entertaining movie, but thin."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's all passably entertaining, but there's precious little that will stay with you..."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A marvellous caper-movie throwback."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"Marvelous characters in messy script."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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