[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
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.
A fascinating depiction of the true origins of Anonymous and the "Elite Hacking" movement. William Gibson owes these kids (heroes) money for everything he stole from their story.
Also there's a flyer for an Archers of Loaf show.
Better every time.
no one in this movie uses conditioner
Meu Deus, como envelheceu mal. Mal. MAL.
Quem fez esse roteiro não tinha nenhuuumaa noção do que era internet e etc.
Mas fazer o que, eu queria ver algo bem anos 90 - e não tem nada mais anos 90 que clubbers se achando por entenderem de computadores andando por aí de roller.
"Esse computador tem um modem 28,8kpbs!!!!!! Uaaaauuu!!"
This is one of those movies that oozes with nostalgia for me. Growing up, I fell in love with it and the love just doesn't seem to fade. While it's far from perfect, and has a number of technical problems, there's something so charming about it. It could be the actors in the earliest parts of their careers, it could be the bizarre and completely out of touch views of computers and the internet that are presented, or it could be any combination of those things and more.
Johnny Lee Miller does a pretty good job keeping his accent under control, but his American accent is a bit all over the place. Jolie brings out a British accent on more…
Everyone has tiny sunglasses in this movie. It's like the Wachowskis saw this before they made The Matrix and said, "hey, Laurence Fishburne, do I have a style for you."
A fun, rebellious teenage movie about hacking and the cyber world, with a sprinkle of Matt Lillard's butt. I say fun because there are some times when you definitely can't take this movie seriously, which I kinda like.
A real cup of tea for a cyber gal like myself, I severely enjoyed this movie for many reasons:
-The casting (Good job at having diverse main cast and extras)
-Visual Effects and Cinematography (I really enjoyed the colors and lighting in particular)
-Wardrobe/Makeup/Costume/Objects used (I love all the geeky tech and style of everything. Who else noticed Kate's sticker decorated keyboard when they were in Grand Central Station?? Oh and so many of Matt Lillard's outifts were on fleek!! I loved…
maybe i was a bit harsh with my two-star review. i should articulate: this film is Not Good but its really fun and i really liked it anyway.
how does one judge such a conflicting piece of art? how does one judge art at all, weigh the relationship of the artist to the spectator, the effect and resonance it has in the world around it? these are the questions, the answers to which i want to know. hackers does not answer any of them but you do see matthew lillard's ass
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