• 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: Crime drama , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Forward Pass, Legendary Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A moody cyber-noir with not much on its mind but looking good, Blackhat is a must-see if you like your dialogue (romantic, dramatic, subtitled Cantonese) peppered with techspeak. show more

  • 20
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The narrative core suffers a conspicuous meltdown, though not before Mr. Mann gets to stage a few impressive action sequences, the best and loudest of which concerns a shootout in a curvilinear tunnel. As for the climax, set against a massive torchlight parade through the streets of Jakarta, it’s very elaborate, and terribly dumb. 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

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