Directed by Iain Softley. US. 1995. PG-13. 107 minutes. MGM. 35mm.
Fri., July 28, 2017
A box office bomb upon its initial release, Hackers has developed a cult following among millennials who caught its frequent cable airings during the early days of the internet. A rag tag group of computer hackers (led by Trainspotting’s Johnny Lee Miller and a then unknown Angelina Jolie) try to stay one step ahead of an evil corporate security officer (Fisher Stevens) hell bent on jailing them to prevent his own criminal activity from becoming known. Featuring an electronica soundtrack and a lot of late 20th century tech jargon, Hackers is a fun walk down memory lane for today’s twenty- and thirty-somethings.