Hackers (1995)

(In French, Second viewing, On TV, April 2001) Not as annoying the second time around, as any false expectations about Hollywood’s capacity to produce a technically accurate film are quickly discarded. What remains is a delightfully silly comedic thriller whose hollywoodesque approach to hacking is too funny to be despicable. At least the script’s in-jokes show passing familiarity with the lingo and the landmarks, a further sign that at least some of the mistakes are intentional. Seeing it six years later also allows for the discovery of an early Angelina Jolie, whose hair has since grown longer with great effect. Otherwise, Hackers is a pleasant distraction, worth a look if nothing else is on.

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