Boot up for suspense and high-powered excitement as the rebels of the information age fight an electrifying battle in this sharp, cutting-edge adventure. Pulsating with nonstop action and nail-bitingtension, Hackers is a h... more »ip, fast-paced spectacle American Urban Radio Network calls "an experience you will never forget!" While practicing the tricks of the trade, a neophyte "hacker"accomplishes the nearly impossible: he hacks the highly secured computer at the Ellingson Mineral Corporation. But in doing so, he unknowingly taps into a high-tech embezzling scheme masked by a computer virus with the potential to destroy the world's ecosystem! And when the young hacker and his pals are targeted for the crime, the group must launch a massive cyberspace attackone that will hopefully clear their names and prevent ecological disaster.« less
David Koski | San Jose, CA United States | 03/03/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you want a serious movie about hackers, look somewhere else. If you want a really fun movie with good style, Angelina Jolie, and a pulsing soundtrack, Hackers may be for you.Johhny Lee Miller (aka Crash Override or Zero Cool) moves to New York with his mother. He meets Angelina Jolie (aka Acid Burn) at school and they immediately become rivals. They come up with a hacking contest to prove who is the best. Together with their friends, Lord Nikon, Cereal Killer (my favorite), Phantom Phreak, and Joey (who is nobody without a handle) join up to take on Fisher Stevens as Mr. The Plague.This movie is chock full of cool scenes, cool people, and skater technobabble. Sure, the hacking scenes are totally unrealistic, the people unrealistic as computer geeks, but with the awesome techno soundtrack and the style they are presented with, it is easy to overlook. Just sit back and enjoy the ride!I think that most sysadmin types probably have Mr The Plague as their role model. As a villain, he is ultra suave. As a sysadmin, he is over the top. I have never seen a computer guy with this much panache, and I don't suspect I will see another.After you have made it through the movie a few times you can begin to watch for the fun stuff. Watch Mr The Plague's hands, especially in the flower delivery scene. When they go over to Lord Nikon's place and watch TV, consider what is playing. How many of their secret hacker books do you own?If I could give this movie more stars, I would. This is by far my favorite hacker type movie, and if you count the number of times I have watched it, it would rank as my all time favorite over all. BUY IT NOW! It is better than Cats, you will watch it again and again.The soundtrack is available on CD, and if you are a techno fan I suggest looking in to it."
bizkit_d | United States | 03/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"this movie is absolutly great, it's a great story, a lot of people complain about it, because it doesn't depict true hacker culture, well people, ya gotta remember two things: 1.) this movie is meant to be a visual manifestation of what hackers see the computer world is, and 2.) if they really showed what true hackers saw on their screen (mostly text, no graphics) then people would get boring, and not want to watch it, and the people that review this movie are always saying, " i'm a hacker, and i never goto clubs like that", tends to tip off the fact that the person really isn't a a hacker, and should use their imagination, and really get the creativity that went into this movie, this is a top of the line movie, awesome music, good acting, and nice visuals, 5 stars all the way!"
Hackers Review: by - The DarkCircuitry
Choir of One | Huntington, WV USA | 12/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There was a lot of talk about this movie over the Net..90% of net hackers will probably tell u this is the worst movie ever created but i disagree with that ...this movie got me into computers in the first place . I own the DVD and i must have watched this movie over 400 times by now..maybe more i never really kept track, it has its hyped up moments or even a far fetched moment here and there but its a movie for crying out loud, what i think was most accurate (at least to me) was the portrayal of someone who is obsessed by technology and just how the whole sub-culture of the computer underground is like, the clothing, the music, the attitude was all very nice i love this movie and when i have kids they will probably be like "oh god, dads getting out the Hackers DVD again.." and they will probably hate it but it, in my opinion of course, is an excellent movie. Though i urge MGM-DVD to re-release it with some extra features, the features are what make DVD what it is. I saw some scenes flashed in that trailer that were not in the movie and i would give anything to see them,"
Great representation of adolescents..........
Choir of One | 07/25/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It was an enjoyable movie, even with the one-dimensional bad guy with the equally bad one-liners, but best of all - the film had a great portrayal of a multi-ethnic society, without using dumb stereotypes found in most 'teen' movies. Angelina Jolie wasn't the typical love interest who tends to spout pretentious lines such as 'whatever' and 'as if'. Instead, we were introduced to a 'sexy tomboy'. Best of all, there wasn't the 'token female black best-friend', often found in bad movies (Scream 2, Clueless, etc). Jonny Lee Miller made a likeable 'hero' as Crash Override aka Dade Murphy, and the chemistry between him and former wife Angelina sizzles - shame about his dodgy accent though! Matthew Lillard - what can I say?? Would this film be the same without 'Cereal Killer'?!? The rest of the supporting cast are great - this film may not be without flaws, but it's 'anti-Hollywood' portrayal of 'teens' is fantastic. A definite recommendation for an above average 'teen' movie."
A must see for those interested in Hacker culture
moophish | Dracut, Massachusetts, USA | 02/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie recently for the first time. It was spectacular. Although it doesn't give a completely accurate description of hacker culture, it comes close. This movies show's hackers to be what they really are: People looking for free information, not working to destroy things. The methods of hacking and phreaking (making free phone calls) are innaccurate enough so kids can't do it, but accurate enough to show it can be done and will inspire people to learn more about computers. This is the future"