Sneakers (1992)

A group of maverick computer and espionage experts become involved in a government scheme to steal a piece of advanced code-breaking technology in this lighthearted spy drama. When the device's creator turns up murdered, they become the… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 9, 1992
DVD Release Date: March 31, 1998
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There isn't much to Sneakers plot and that's more than made up for with the film's breezy panache and hi-tech lingo.

David Ansen

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.

Odie Henderson
Slant Magazine

It's a surprise to discover a cerebral, 25-year-old film following the blueprint for today's endless glut of superhero movies.

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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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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

A smart, smooth technological thriller.

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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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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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Flixster Audience Score: 80% 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
Kevin M. Williams
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