Hackers (1995) • PG-13
Rotten Tomatoes: 38%
IMDB: 6.2 / 10
A group of teenage hackers stumble across a virus being used for industrial-level embezzlement and are blamed for its creation. They team up with other hackers from around the world to try and clear their names and uncover the truth.
OUR TAKE: Hackers is a ridiculous film, both in terms of its highly inaccurate portrayal of hacking and its overblown Hollywood storyline. But it has style. It does a better job of capturing what it feels like to be a hacker than any other piece of cinema. We recommend you watch it and enjoy the ride, as silly as you’ll find it.
REALISM RATING: 4/5
What’s the SPYSCAPE realism rating?
After discussing a film’s authenticity with professionals we give it a rating from 1 to 5 based on how accurately it represents real characters, scenarios, tools, and techniques from the worlds of intelligence and/or hacking.