Sneakers

Sneakers (1992) • PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

A team of ethical hackers, some of whom have a history of criminal fraud, are persuaded by the government to steal a code-breaking machine from a mathematician.

OUR TAKE: Sneakers does a stand-up job of recreating the world of the hacker. It touches upon themes that are still highly relevant today, like mass surveillance, and even features the NSA, with programs analogous to Prism and Tempora. Worth a watch once a year.

REALISM RATING: 4.5/5


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 world of hacking.

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Sneakers (1992) • PG-13

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

IMDB: 7.1 / 10

A team of ethical hackers, some of whom have a history of criminal fraud, are persuaded by the government to steal a code-breaking machine from a mathematician.

OUR TAKE: Sneakers does a stand-up job of recreating the world of the hacker. It touches upon themes that are still highly relevant today, like mass surveillance, and even features the NSA, with programs analogous to Prism and Tempora. Worth a watch once a year.

REALISM RATING: 4.5/5


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 world of hacking.

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