Hackers (1995)

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Hackers (1995)
  • Time: 107 min
  • Genre: Action | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Iain Softley
  • Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Jesse Bradford

Storyline:

A young boy is arrested by the US Secret Service for writing a computer virus and is banned from using a computer until his 18th birthday. Years later, he and his new-found friends discover a plot to unleash a dangerous computer virus, 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.

One review

  • The film was entertaining and not badly done, but the script simply wasn’t that great. “Hackers” creates a wonderful picture of life in the mid-90s. This was the time period in which the World Wide Web was becoming such a huge deal. The action that was involved in the movie as well as the dynamics between the characters is fun to watch. All of them do a wonderful job, including a young Angelina Jolie. But the hacking itself was a little bit unrealistic. All these computer monitors, the 3D interfaces, the groups of friends who are computer hackers… I guess it’s not the way hackers do their thing. Overall, the movie definitely caught my attention, and I think anyone else who is into computers or works with them for a living will enjoy the movie. Just don’t take it too seriously :)…

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