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Hackers (1995)



Critic Consensus: Hackers has a certain stylish appeal, but its slick visuals and appealing young cast can't compensate for a clichéd and disappointingly uninspired story.

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After breaking into the computers of a massive oil company, a group of teen-age hackers uncovers evidence of a wide-ranging embezzling scheme. Their intrusion is discovered, and they must rally to find proof and save themselves before they are captured by the police in this techno-thriller.

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Fisher Stevens
as The Plague
Alberta Watson
as Lauren Murphy
Wendell Pierce
as Agent Dick Gill
Michael Gaston
as Agent Bob
Marc Anthony
as Agent Ray
Bob Sessions
as Mr. Ellingson
Blake Willett
as S.S. Agent, Seattle
Max Ligosh
as Young Dade
Paul Klementowicz
as Michael Murphy
Jeb Handwerger
as Freshman on the Roof
Mitchell Nguyen-McCormick
as Freshman on the Roof
Gary Howard Klar
as Mr. Simpson
Terry Porter
as Joey's Mom
Johnny Myers
as 1st Sysops Technician
Kevin Brewerton
as 2nd Sysops Technician
Sam Douglas
as English Teacher
Kal Weber
as 1st V.P.
Jeff Harding
as 2nd V.P.
Tom Hill
as 2nd S.S. Agent
Jennifer Rice
as Reporter
Douglas W. Iles
as Addict Hank
Annemarie Zola
as Addict Vickie
Michael Potts
as Tow Truck Driver
Nancy Ticotin
as Phreak's Mom
Mike Cicchetti
as Ellingson Guard
Mick O'Rourke
as Phone Repairman
Dave Stewart
as London Hacker
Naoko Mori
as Tokyo Hacker
Roberta Gotti
as Italian Hacker
Ravil Isyanov
as Russian Hacker
Kristin Moreau
as Flight Attendant
Olegar Fedoro
as Russian Hacker
Eric Loren
as News Technician
Kristin Moreu
as Flight Attendant
Ricco Ross
as Second Reporter
Tony Sibbald
as Jail Guard
Richard Purro
as Talkshow Host
Enzo Junior
as Da Vinci Virus
Ralph Winter
as 4th V.P.
Kimbra Standish
as Receptionist
Steven Angiolini
as Rollerblader
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Critic Reviews for Hackers

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16)

Hackers isn't a very good movie, but it's a darn sight more fun than The Net.

May 3, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

May 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

May 3, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

The story is negligible, but it offers the same order of fun as a good rock video: the marriage of images and music.

May 3, 2013 | Full Review…

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.

September 7, 2011 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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.

January 14, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hackers


Despite having a number of now-famous actors in it, Hackers is one of their earlier films and the acting is -- well, a hack job. Despite the bad makeup, there is nothing one can do to make a group of young twenty-somethings pass for 16 and 17 year old high school students -- nor did I see the point of setting the film in a high school. University students would have been more credible. The story is a bit stupid and it relies on an early home-PC audience not being very sophisticated in technology matters. (Some viewers may find this aspect of the film both nostalgic and hilarious -- who am I to judge?) Costumes were puzzling and distracting in their "edginess". (If that was even the goal?) The film is from 1995, but it had the 80's trash studio junk vibe. Still, it's a marginally fun movie that could be worth watching if you have nothing better to do or you're feeling too lazy to change the channel.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

Hackers is hi-LAR-ious because of the way it portrays the Internet. The hacking duels between Jonny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie are at once ridiculous and kinda sexy. A LOT of fun.

Jennifer Xu
Jennifer Xu

Super Reviewer


Attempted glamorisation of New York teen hackers fighting corporate greed comes off as a bit too cheeky. All racial stereotypes are represented though ...

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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