Hackers (1995)

After breaking into the computers of a massive oil company, a group of teen-age hackers uncovers evidence of a wide-ranging embezzling scheme. Their intrusion is discovered, and they must rally to find proof and save themselves before they… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 15, 1995
DVD Release Date: April 24, 2001
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Critic Score: 32% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Hackers isn't a very good movie, but it's a darn sight more fun than The Net.

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Bruce Diones
New Yorker

The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Cutting-edge ideas can't quite compensate for a banal storyline.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

After the mechanics of the thriller plot start to kick in, the film drags. And when it's time for the big cyber-showdown, we're stuck, once again, with footage of frantic typing.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

What's most grating about Hackers, however, is the guileless way the movie buys in to the computer-kid-as-elite-rebel mystique currently being peddled by magazines like Wired.

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Rarely do movies try-and fail-as hard to be cool as Hackers.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

This is a movie that sums up the worst of the computer era: zapping you with techno-cliches and trapping you in constant visual crash and burn.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Without being any sort of miracle, this engaging and lively exploitation fantasy-thriller about computer hackers, anarchistic in spirit, succeeds at just about everything The Net failed to.

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Dustin Putman

An onslaught of lame plotting, dopey writing and cornball histrionics.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
Despite having a number of now-famous actors in it, Hackers is one of their earlier films and the acting is -- well, a hack job. Despite the bad makeup, there… More
Michael Gildea
I can objectively say that Hackers is a badly-dated, ridiculous piece of crap that's pure camp to anyone that's ever used a computer. BUT... I had fun… More
Jennifer Xu
Hackers is hi-LAR-ious because of the way it portrays the Internet. The hacking duels between Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie are at once ridiculous and… More
Bethany Murphy
Quite a good film. Keeps you intrigued for the most part of the film.
Kevin M. Williams
Attempted glamorisation of New York teen hackers fighting corporate greed comes off as a bit too cheeky. All racial stereotypes are represented though ...
James Alvarez
I like a movie that tries to make nerds look like extreme raver rebels. Or DO I!?