• Blackhat (2015)


Release Date: January 16th, 2015

R |2 hr 14 min

Plot Summary

After a Hong Kong nuclear plant and the Mercantile Trade Exchange in Chicago are hacked by unknown perpetrators, a federal agent (Viola Davis) proposes that the FBI work with China to find the cyber-criminals. The leader of the Chinese team, Chen Dawai, insists that convicted hacker Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) be released from prison to help with the investigation. As Nick and his comrades chase their quarry, it becomes evident that the hackers have a sinister motive for their actions.

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Wei Tang, Viola Davis, Ritchie Coster, Holt McCallany, John Ortiz, Yorick van Wageningen, Leehom Wang

Director: Michael Mann

Genres: Action , Crime drama , Thriller

Production Co: Forward Pass, Legendary Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Cool, Rivalry, Office, Tense, 2010s, Pursuit, Mystery

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Jesse CataldoSlant Magazine

    Michael Mann's camera elegantly collapses the spaces between bodies and objects without sacrificing spatial coherence. show more

  • 20
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Blackhat is such a massive fiasco that it’s hard to know where to begin analyzing it. show more

  • 70
    Sheri LindenThe Hollywood Reporter

    At its best, the movie achieves a broody dazzle, even as the narrative proves less memorable than one would have hoped. But the fluency of Mann’s direction and the slow-burn chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tang Wei counterbalance the more ordinary, and not always involving, procedural elements. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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