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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Want a believable plot or acting? Forget it. But if you just want knockout images, unabashed eye candy and a riveting look at a complex world that seems both real and fake at the same time, "Hackers'' is one of the most intriguing movies of the year. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Recalls the pumped-up energy of "Pump Up the Volume," as well as its casting prowess. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Jolie, the daughter of Jon Voight, and Miller, a British newcomer, bring a particular quality to their performances that is convincing and engaging. show more

  • 50
    San Francisco Examiner

    The one outstanding ingredient in this exercise is Miller, an English actor who is not only irresistibly adorable and a good actor, but also speaks in a perfect American accent. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's not a slowly-paced scene or a dull moment to be found. If nothing else, this film won't bore the average viewer. However, when Hackers has been dissected, what's uncovered beneath the flashy skin is an old-fashioned, film-by-numbers thriller. show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Still odder is the movie's sexual worldview, which is simultaneously infantile and fetishistic. Boys wear rubber, lipstick, and spandex, but don't seem to have a sexual bone in their unmuscled bodies. show more

  • 50
    Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle

    Silly, predictable, and, dare I say it, oddly endearing, Hackers is the first film I've seen in a long while that annoyed me so much I actually enjoyed it. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Silly, predictable, and, dare I say it, oddly endearing, Hackers is the first film I've seen in a long while that annoyed me so much I actually enjoyed it. show more

  • 25
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    It's a dismal mess...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. show more

  • 70
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    Without being any sort of miracle, this is an engaging and lively exploitation fantasy-thriller about computer hackers, anarchistic in spirit, that succeeds at just about everything "The Net" failed to--especially in representing computer operations with some visual flair. show more

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