Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
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  1. A lot of attention has gone into the film's video games, computer imagery and costumes, to the point where simply watching these artifacts is half the fun...But eventually Hackers turns tedious, perhaps not realizing that an audience can get tired of the same old equations floating in cyberspace.
  2. 50
    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.
  3. 50
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: Joe Brown
    50
    Separates the tech-savvy boys from the lost-in-cyberspace men. Really--the movie may be too fast and confusingly jargon-choked for everyone but Netsurfers and Webheads.
  5. 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.
  6. Reviewed by: Barbara Shulgasser
    50
    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.
  7. 50
    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.
  8. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    50
    There is a great deal more style than substance here. The special effects experts and the other members of the technical crew do their considerable best to give their various hacking sequences the look of warp-speed sci-fi fantasy.
User Score
6.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 25
  2. Negative: 5 out of 25
  1. Jun 11, 2015
    8
    This movie wasnt as bad as the people of the world rated it. it was actually entertaining at times. but also at the same really cheesy.This movie wasnt as bad as the people of the world rated it. it was actually entertaining at times. but also at the same really cheesy. overall it was a decent flick and im happy i watched it Full Review »
  2. Jun 11, 2015
    6
    The movie was OK. The whole story line of it was decent and barley kept me watching it. The beginning had a good start then started to slowThe movie was OK. The whole story line of it was decent and barley kept me watching it. The beginning had a good start then started to slow down. The overall movie wasn't all that exciting. I probably wouldn't watch it again. Full Review »
  3. Jun 9, 2015
    5
    Characters were interesting. The effects are overly-used. Good idea, just not executed well. Not really realistic because I don't think thatCharacters were interesting. The effects are overly-used. Good idea, just not executed well. Not really realistic because I don't think that hacking requires just mashing keyboard buttons and sending rabbit viruses. Full Review »