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Hackers is a 1995 American teen techno-thriller crime film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Jesse Bradford, Lorraine Bracco, Fisher Stevens and Jay Winters.

Synopsis
A teenage hacker finds himself framed for the theft of millions of dollars from a major corporation. Master hacker Dade Murphy, aka Zero Cool, aka Crash Override, has been banned from touching a keyboard for seven years after crashing over 1,500 Wall Street computers at the age of 11. Now keen to get back in front of a monitor, he finds himself in more trouble than ever.

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Matt Brunson (Creative Loafing) Cutting-edge ideas can’t quite compensate for a banal storyline. Full Review
Austin Trunick (Under the Radar) Rarely do movies try-and fail-as hard to be cool as Hackers. Full Review
Dustin Putman (TheBluFile.com) An onslaught of lame plotting, dopey writing and cornball histrionics. Full Review
Steven Rea (Philadelphia Inquirer) Hackers isn’t a very good movie, but it’s a darn sight more fun than The Net. Full Review
Gary Thompson (Philadelphia Daily News) The real crime of cyberpunks is that they have encouraged Hollywood to make several bad movies aimed at exploiting this new lifestyle niche. Full Review
Roger Hurlburt (South Florida Sun-Sentinel) A disjointed yet generally enjoyable stint at the movies, even for those who don’t know an infobahn from a nanosecond. Full Review
Jay Boyar (Orlando Sentinel) After the mechanics of the thriller plot start to kick in, the film drags. And when it’s time for the big cyber-showdown, we’re stuck, once again, with footage of frantic typing. Full Review
Michael Wilmington (Chicago Tribune) This is a movie that sums up the worst of the computer era: zapping you with techno-cliches and trapping you in constant visual crash and burn. Full Review
Bruce Diones (New Yorker) The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music. Full Review
Owen Gleiberman (Entertainment Weekly) What’s most grating about Hackers, however, is the guileless way the movie buys in to the computer-kid-as-elite-rebel mystique currently being peddled by magazines like Wired. Full Review
(Film4) Silly but enjoyable. Full Review
Caroline Westbrook (Empire Magazine) A plot thinner than an LCD monitor doesn’t prevent the bombastic fun, and the young cast help it hurtle along. Full Review
Maitland McDonagh (TV Guide’s Movie Guide) Even if you bought DOS for Dummies, there’s nothing in HACKERS that will stretch your brain. Full Review
Jonathan Rosenbaum (Chicago Reader) Without being any sort of miracle, this engaging and lively exploitation fantasy-thriller about computer hackers, anarchistic in spirit, succeeds at just about everything The Net failed to. Full Review
Joe Leydon (Variety) There is a great deal more style than substance here. Full Review
Stefan Birgir Stefansson (sbs.is) stupid and entertaining, to some nostalgia degree
JoBlo (JoBlo’s Movie Emporium) You gotta love some of the horrible dialogue in this flick. Full Review
(Time Out) The sappy ending’s hard to take, but the on-line showdown between The Plague, the Secret Service and the united worldwide community of hackers is nail-biting. Full Review
Scott Weinberg (eFilmCritic.com) As good as a feature length music video can possibly be.
Janet Maslin (New York Times) Though this scheme involves loads of important data, it manages to sound dopey all the same. Full Review

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