Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. Hunting for more and more information, seeking more and more cyber-trophies every day, he constantly looks for bigger challenges. When he breaks into the computer of a security expert and an ex-hacker, he finds one - and much more than that...
Skeet Ulrich is a hacker who shifts from mustache to scraggly beard to goatee as he eludes Tom Berenger, Shooter McGavin, and a rollerblading Asian man. Donal Logue is also in it acting like Donal Logue. I enjoyed it.
Solid thriller based on the story of real-life hacker Kevin Mitnick.
Overall it's rather hollywood-y and exaggerated, especially with regard to technical details (which still have a kernel of truth to them though). But it's still a suspenseful cat-and-mouse game between Mitnick, the Feds, and Shimomura, with a detailed look on the social engineering side of hacking.
The ending was a bit disappointing, because no explanation was given or apparent.
Throughout the movie, a bit of geek humor is inserted. For example, when Mitnick teases his "enemy" or when they used slightly changed company names: bec – binary equipment corporation, or Nokitel cell phones.
É um filme simples e retrata de uma forma diferente a ação. Quase não foca a parte técnica, a ênfase maior é na relação pessoal de Kevin. Apesar da humildade do filme, gosto muito.