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6.21 h 45 min1995X-Ray12
Teenage hackers Zero Cool (Johnny Lee Miller) and Acid Burns (Angelina Jolie) may be young, but they're already in trouble with the authorities. Both have been banned from using computers until they turn eighteen. However, the situation turns from adolescent hi-jinks to deadly industrial espionage when they are framed by nefarious hacker The Plague - soon they are fighting for their lives.
Iain Softley
Jonny Lee MillerAngelina JolieFisher Stevens
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Lorraine BraccoMatthew Lillard
Michael PeyserRalph Winter
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4.7 out of 5 stars

1414 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
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MarkReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 November 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Unrealistic hacking scenes, cliches, stereotypes and silliness abound - but I still love this film. Sorry.
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Ok - I know that none of the hacking scenes in the film are really even close to being realistic, and that the characters all tend to run toward stereotypical cliche, but...I still love this film. I can't help myself. It's fun, silly and surprisingly character driven, and I think that's what makes me like it so much. The chemistry between the characters/actors (Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller got married not long after this film!) tends to smooth over the script issues, and being a 'Nintendo generation' IT geek myself it resonates with a time in my life when I was listening to the same music and being dazzled by the incredible potential and opportunities that the, then still relatively nascent, internet and associated technologies kept presenting. Yes, it's cheesy and yes, it's probably even a little (or even a lot!) silly - none of that however makes me love this film any less. In short I can still watch it right through, take a stretch, and promptly watch it all over again. I can't be objective about this - it's a review based on my own personal feelings. I know many will disagree and I perfectly understand, heck I KNOW what's wrong with it myself - but there will also be another, albeit smaller, group of people who also 'get it' in that undefinable personal way that defies both reason and sense, and that's where this film lives for me.
19 people found this helpful
Tim76Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Brilliant back in the 90's - still brilliant now!
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Back in the 90's I was bit of a computer nerd (still am) having owned almost every computer Commodore released, this movie was fascinating to me then and having recently purchased the Blu-ray from 88 Films I was expecting it to be a bit cringey. Not at all, this is still a blast, great music, terrible clothes, awful attitudes, basic computers, modems, hacking and a brilliant cast! I watched it twice in the same week and there are few movies I do that with.
3 people found this helpful
CactusReviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 October 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Me Rambling as Usual
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When I think back to the mid 90s, I remember what fun we all had when Windows 95 replaced Windows 3.1. All the hours of fun with plug and play that wasn't, USB that wasn't very universal and the social faux pas that was seeing your clothing clashing horribly with your monitor each time you were presented with the latest blue screen of death. Strangely Hackers, despite being made around this time and being about computers, doesn't seem to focus very heavily on any of these facts. (Then again if it had it would've been a much longer, slower and more boring film, as everyone sat around chatting while waiting for five minutes in each scene for their computers to boot up.) I think I did notice an Apple logo at some point, but I can only assume that everyone involved in the action was using a super duper version of Linux or something. There is actually a lot in this film that isn't very realistic and the main characters are generally way too cool and good looking to be computer geeks. Actually I've just realised that it's probably entirely pointless trying to make any real world sense of this film at all, a little like trying to explain the sense behind all Jason Statham's running about in Crank. Much better to sit back, enjoy the nonsense, the slight cyberpunk imagery and watch the good guys beat the bad guys. Watch, enjoy the action and silliness and be glad there's always a group of heroes out there ready to risk everything to save the day. A word of warning though; don't watch Hackers with anyone who actually knows anything about computers. He or she will spoil it for you!
10 people found this helpful
T W CoombsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 January 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Film of its time
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I gave it 3 stars because even though not a good film as such, it was a film of it's time and was missed even though had a decent cast who went on to bigger things (some anyway). It is fun and silly and is a classic under dog theme. Now where are my roller blades.......
Mike SReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 December 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
You won’t see movies like this anymore!
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A classic!!! Probably wouldn’t do well if released today, but great to go back and watch these old movies.
Unrealistic user interfaces used in the film (for those computer buffs), but it does play a big part and makes the movie easy to follow.
You can see why these young actors (at the time) went on to become big stars.
Even if this is not your from your generation, I would recommend giving it a go. You won’t see movies like this anymore!
3 people found this helpful
John W HebbertReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 December 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Great film ,blast from the past love it.
2 people found this helpful
KerryReviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 February 2006
5.0 out of 5 stars
A true classic and must-see
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Their only crime was curiosity
Probably THE best film from the 90s. I've lost count of the number of times I've watched this since I got the DVD (if I don't watch it every couple of weeks there's something seriously wrong <grin>. A great cast - Jonny Lee Miller(who plays Dade perfectly), the unique 'Cereal Killer' (Matthew Lillard) and Angelina Jolie(to name but a few)
Made in 1995, this is a classic with some seriously great one-liners. It's a seriously under-rated film which has a teen feel-good factor, and you don't even have to be a geek to approciate it (though it helps ;-) )
6 people found this helpful
Chris EvansReviewed in the United Kingdom on 07 March 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Those lips.
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Angelina Jolie's lips! When she first appears thats what your focused on. I love this film even though its bonkers.
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