Movies that are slightly off.
There is no right or wrong, only fun and boring
Along with his new friends, a teenager who was arrested by the US Secret Service and banned from using a computer for writing a computer virus discovers a plot by a nefarious hacker, but they must use their computer skills to find the evidence while being pursued by the Secret Service and the evil computer genius behind the virus.
There was this one time Hackers started playing on the TV while Tim and I were arguing. Both of us wanted to watch it so bad that we just dropped the argument entirely so we could watch it. I don’t even remember what the hell we were arguing about. Hackers can save a marriage.
Still corny. Still ridiculous. Still preposterous. Still outrageous. And I love the shit out of it. Love the characters, love the locales, love all the "geeky tech" talk and love the style. Lorraine Bracco is the only thing that bugs in this movie.
The montage with the spinning phone booths... aw yeah.
Iain Softley's "Hackers," a now-quaint story of teenage computer hackers, is a developed character and a more developed plot away from being enjoyable. The techno-drama is watchable and exudes a vibrant energy, but the film does not have the narrative foundation needed to make the entire affair click.
"Hackers" revolves around a team a youthful techno-hooligans that finds itself on the run from the authorities after uncovering some kind of token nefarious techno-plot. The narrative tries to succeed with the personalities and mischief of its characters, but those characters never offer enough personality about which to care. The machinations of the plot are routine and only rarely compelling.
With a solid cast, including Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie, Softley…
Recreate the experience of watching this film, by getting a friend to scream, "NINETIES KIDS ARE SO RADICAL", in your face for an hour and a half.
Holy shit. I think I've found it. This is definitely the most ridiculous film I've ever seen about computers - even more ridiculous than Virtual Sexuality, a movie where a girl creates her own ideal boyfriend using VR technology and he comes to life through sexual harassment induced electricity. I didn't think that was possible.
Dade (what kind of a name is that) is a teen hacker who's just gotten his internet privileges back after having them taken away for seven years, due to a Super Hacking Crime he was convicted of as an 11 year old. He moves to New York and immediately falls in with a crew of ridiculous hackers, all of whom wear outfits that are completely…
Could this be anymore dated? About as dated as appropriating Chandler Bing for a review. I wonder if this ever looked convincing.
Angelina Jolie may have been the poster girl for '90s female badassery, but this film is way more misogynist than I had expected - Jolie hardly gets to do anything fun, and that close-up shot of a girl's hips and breasts as she's dancing (not showing her face) while one of the hacker rattles off her home address to brag about his photographic memory? Uhh, shit does not fly 20 years later, and I doubt it did in 1995.
Still, Matthew Lillard is a legend, how did he make every film he was in during the '90s infinitely better? Glad he's carving out such a great career for himself.
I loved Angelina before loving Angelina was cool.
1995 was a time when people still thought that the Internet was a mystifying wobbly kind of wormhole that's full of discovery and wonder... So it's no surprise that a film about hacking at the time would look like something that came out of Tron. Mix a blend of highschool drama lacking in as much freshness as the characters with a dose of eloquent dialogues like "Look at her pooper, man. Spandex, it's a privilege, not a right!" and you've got a garden variety '90s thriller not directed by De Palma or Tony Scott.
Now, not all dumb plots get a thumbs down from me. Some of these movies distract the audience with action that's explosive (and more importantly, loud)…
É azeiteiro e nem a Angelina Jolie novinha safa.
cool movie is cool, duh.
a bunch of queers hack the planet, foiled only by their heterosexual programming. a beautiful mess, amazingly inaccurate but gorgeously shot with a masterfully curated soundtrack. oh, and bear with me? lillard's character, in 2015, would absolutely be a cybergoth trans woman.
Todos los conflictos de esta película giran alrededor de un floppy disk de 1.44 MB. Es la mejor película de la historia.
P.D.: El sentido de la moda de los hackers va más allá de toda comprensión humana.
No teens have ever dressed or acted like this in the history of teens.
a giant turd of preposterous, tacky and borderline cringeworthy set designs, dialogue, clothing, directing, music, everything. the half-caked mug cake i made this morning was less messy than this film in tone.
the reviews that i’ve seen of hackers saying that it doesn’t work in anyway with how computers completely miss the overall point of the film. when you think of the idea of ‘hacking’ really meaning the fear that parents of their children breaking the law, staying up all night and going to dangerous parties, it makes a lot more sense.
it works in the way that watchmen or speed racer works, thinking of the film more as a visual work rather than anything that makes total sense, it works extremely well.
Incredibly dated but still lots of fun with a terrific young cast, love it for what it is.
"but I don't care what they say
i'm in love with you
they try to pull me away