Sneakers
Sneakers (1992)

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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Ansen
Newsweek

Makes up for its gaps in logic with its breezy tone and its technological razzledazzle.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Discounting his god-awful American accent, Kingsley is in fine venomous form.

Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

A smart, smooth technological thriller.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Right up to an ending designed to crack the sternest critical poker face, this is gourmet popcorn of the highest order.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

It's a Twinkie for techies, an enormously entertaining time-waster.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Geriatric hi-tech action-packed spoof caper film that starts out semi-believable and ends on an unbelievable low point.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The performances are generally quite bad.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's a sometimes entertaining movie, but thin.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

It's all passably entertaining, but there's precious little that will stay with you...

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
It is extraordinarily corny, and the screenwriting is quite mediocre, yet the film does engage with an interesting, complex plot and thrilling sequences.
Conner Rainwater
A great cast, but not a good enough story to back it up. It's not exactly a comedy or a drama, but something stuck between. However, the biggest problem… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Behind the unlikely story of the possibilities of a codebreaking device that works sorta like a universal remote is simply a charisma piece that exists so we… More
Martin Bishop
Back in 1992, I think I saw this movie because of River Phoenix. But while he was great in it, I was surprised to find I loved the entire cast. Redford?… More
Jim Hunter
A team of hackers must steal a mysterious black box. At the time, before the Internet became as ubiquitous as it is, this must have seemed cutting edge and… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Bank Secretary: So, people hire you to break into their places... to make sure no one can break into their places? Martin Bishop: It's a living. Bank… More

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