Jimbo’s review published on Letterboxd :
"The world isn't run by weapons anymore, or energy, or money. It's run by little ones and zeroes, little bits of data. It's all just electrons." - Cosmo
Ahead of it's time, with themes just as relevant now as twenty years ago, the ensemble cast with their clear chemistry zip through some smart, quotable dialogue and some nifty set pieces. Sneakers does what a lot of similarly themed films fail to do and that's make the world of computers and 'hacking' (latterly called Hacktivism, apparently) seem intriguing and exciting (so many others have failed, Swordfish for starters).
It's an enjoyable caper even if the plot and the Mcguffin don't quite add up. It didn't really back then either but at the time it was playing on cold war fears and the communism/capitalism argument (witness Cosmos' discourse when he meets Marty), nowadays it's very much applicable to the stories concerning our largest multi-national corporations and the prying undertaken by our beloved governments (depends if you believe whether systems such as PRISM and their ilk are real of course). The scarier thing is there is probably a black box or two in nondescript data-centres around the world attempting to decrypt our every communications. Best not to have too many secrets.