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Sneakers

Sneakers

1992
Drama
Suspense/Thriller
2h 6m
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Avg Percentile 55.14% from 2012 total ratings

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(2012)
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Rated 14 Oct 2014
60
41st
Redford's hacker is blackmailed by agents to retrieve a dangerous code-breaking device along with his eclectic team of infiltrators. The impressively assembled cast do well but the story is lacking somewhat - Kingsley's villain is too thinly developed and the key heist is relatively drab, and hardly suspenseful. It's a light-hearted and fun caper, and there are some brief moments of good comedy, however it's quite forgettable overall.
Rated 02 Jun 2009
100
97th
Only realistic hacking movie I've seen so far. Granted, it's still not the real thing, but I dig the old style phreaking anti-MaBell type stuff.
Rated 28 Feb 2007
90
94th
A hacker movie for the older (ahem) generation. It's ironic that the movie is ten times better than any other hacker movie out there. Sorry Angelina Jolie.
Rated 12 Jul 2007
93
85th
A really fun movie, although the technological side is completely outlandish.
Rated 25 Sep 2014
85
76th
If you can look past the outdated tech stuff, and the cheesiness of it all, the audience is actually rewarded with a great screenplay that has a very current message for a 22 year old film. The continuity of the ensemble cast was a surprisingly pleasant treat. Nobody feels thrown in; everybody has a part to play. Even Mary McDonnell's character who at first appears to be a throw away love interest ends up being vital to the plot. It won't blow you away but for a light movie it can be kinda deep.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
92
90th
When I saw Mission Impossible, I could only think "Holy crap, Tom Cruise just ripped off Sneakers!" The only differences: MI was more expensive, Sneakers had better twists, and Sneakers had a much better cast. Very underrated...
Rated 22 Aug 2012
86
89th
It's fun. Suspend your disbelief, don't pick apart the spots where the technology is impossible, and let yourself be entertained. The characters are entertaining, acting is decent, and it has an interesting story.
Rated 12 Apr 2008
80
95th
One of my favorite movies, I've seen it again and again. I love the humor and fun these guys have as well as it being a suspensful thriller.
Rated 20 Jan 2013
60
38th
Too artificial banter and too many plot holes.
Rated 19 May 2009
75
67th
Honestly, how could any movie starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, and Dan Aykroyd be bad? Sneakers (1992) is probably one of the more realistic movies about hacking. Now, it definitely isn't that realistic, but in comparison with a movie like Hackers, it might as well be a documentary.
Rated 04 Jul 2009
68
51st
Yet another break-in film, but slightly more fun than usual.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
90
82nd
A good hacker story. They didn't have to have people cracking the CIA in five seconds for credibility.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
68
65th
Don't expect greatness but the cast is likable and it makes the whole thing work.
Rated 06 Jun 2012
95
84th
Guilty pleasure! Great ensemble cast!!!! Fun movie!
Rated 11 Aug 2012
8
73rd
It's a fun, intelligent, and even humorous (sometimes darkly humorous) adventure into our privacy at stake. As to whether it can be called cyberpunk... WHO CARES? You'll definitely like watching Sneakers and trying to decide for yourself And while you watch this gem, keep this almost Matrix-like observation in mind: "... I learned that everything in this world, including money, operates not on reality. -- But the perception of reality."
Rated 17 Aug 2012
62
37th
Third act collapse nearly wastes a great early hacker movie.
Rated 21 Aug 2012
100
97th
An underrated movie, I absolutely love ever second of it. Gets better with every viewing.
Rated 01 Feb 2007
93
97th
A classic movie about nerds and the paths they choose in life as they age. The first (and last) movie I ever saw on laser disc has always left an impression on me not because of the technology, but because the interaction of characters reminds me greatly of humanity and our struggle with it.
Rated 27 Jan 2013
90
86th
Hi, my name is Carpetgiant. This reference is my movie review. Star me.
Rated 07 Apr 2013
23
11th
Surprisingly for a "hacker" movie, mostly still stands up 20 years later. It's just not much better than "all right", despite the all-star cast. I wish the movie had examined some of the ramifications of the "black box" in more detail and forgone some of the twists, but that's probably asking too much.
Rated 28 May 2014
3
38th
Enjoyable time capsule.
Rated 06 Oct 2014
99
99th
To be honest, when you have a cast like this, they could read the Denny's menu and still get at least a 90 on Criticker from me. Fortunately, the script, direction and score elevate it to nearly a classic in my book.
Rated 08 Jul 2015
80
83rd
Amazing cast. The story was interesting but the details were sketchy at best. It moves quickly and there is some good excitement, intrigue and humor. The plot is like a mission impossible and it predates those movies. Good music and production quality. There were many far fetched plot points. Putting the defects aside, the movie was fun and enjoyable to watch and the ending was satisfying.
Rated 03 Nov 2020
65
52nd
Love the 90's vibe with the included complete gibberish whenever anything computer related comes up, as well as the optimistic naivety of the whole thing.
Rated 25 Dec 2008
75
74th
Entretaining although a bit slow.
Rated 16 Oct 2008
89
88th
Good story. Great tension. Wonderful interpersonal moments.
Rated 29 Sep 2008
66
54th
Like computers themselves this was probably dated the day it came out. still, it's not too bad
Rated 12 Feb 2009
80
68th
All believability gets tossed to the winds in the end, but mostly it's a fun, entertaining espionage movie
Rated 18 Feb 2007
50
35th
Not bad.
Rated 07 Dec 2006
77
84th
Absolutely amazing spy film. Nobody does it better than Redford.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
82nd
A caper flick that's an awful lot of fun.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
72
41st
Passable thriller is entertaining and Redford is watchable as ever, but it won't stick to your ribs much.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
58th
This was a cool and complicated heist sort of movie with some good actors and original ideas. It captures your attentions pretty well and I did not find it very predicable.
Rated 11 Dec 2014
0
22nd
If a family from a TV advertisement came to life.
Rated 16 Jul 2023
50
50th
don't remember it
Rated 01 Aug 2015
65
66th
Fun heist movie that ventures into hacking territory in a fairly accurate (by Hollywood standards) way. The all-star cast are extremely watchable and carry the movie through its weaker sections, but it still becomes a bit of a routine running-around thriller towards the end.
Rated 31 Aug 2015
74
68th
I loved the characters in this movie. Loved the actors. Loved the technology. Loved the mystery. Loved the spy-game. All around good movie.
Rated 12 Nov 2016
88
92nd
No CGI, no bullshit dialogues, good acting, exceptional soundtrack. Loved the Kuramata chairs in Cosmo's office.
Rated 29 Jan 2017
69
77th
ger; [sneakers - die lautlosen]; ein team von sicherheits sollen einen allmächtigen entschlüssler für kryptographische codes stehlen - doch die cia, nsa und verbrecherorganisationen haben auch interesse.;
Rated 11 Nov 2017
65
48th
bu derece düzleştirilip evcillikten kafası okşanacak hale getirilmeseymiş çok daha eğlenceli olabilirmiş. ama yine de kastetmeden de komik olup hala eğlendirebilen nadir filmlerden birisi.
Rated 04 Oct 2018
85
35th
too slow and has plot holes
Rated 11 Mar 2019
67
31st
Leisurely paced techno thriller is really just an old-fashioned heist film in 'modern' clothes; the tech details have long since dated into absurdity, and the film is far too long (and laid-back) to be satisfying. A cracker of an all-star cast are fun to watch, but film would have been better if some of its characters had been melded and streamlined; note Aykroyd, Phoenix and Poitier are often awkwardly stranded with nothing to do. Almost undone by a laughably absurd final act (and scene).
Rated 17 Jul 2019
70
50th
Rollicking bit of light entertainment. Adored this movie as a kid, still holds up alright.
Rated 18 Oct 2019
54
18th
Nothing but a series of clichés, the biggest one being the same character that Redford has played dozens of times in similar films. I'm usually a huge sucker for breezy, caper films, but this one is just too dumb and generic.
Rated 19 May 2020
50
40th
a very 1992 movie — no one was still quite sure what a blockbuster looked like, and so they took a chance on a Something for Everyone project featuring a bunch of incredible talents and Dan Aykroyd. it's a pleasant enough watch, even if it feels almost deliberately designed to be indistinct and unmemorable. Strathairn is a highlight
Rated 16 Jul 2020
80
37th
Viewed July 15, 2020.
Rated 30 Dec 2020
45
46th
"Sneakers" is built around the idea of a single key breaking any encryption. If you watch with a forgivable eye to realism, it's not a bad film.
Rated 05 Apr 2021
8
81st
rewatch. every time I watch this movie, I think "hey, I'm gonna call that girl's number." and then every time I forget. and then I remember again. and then I'm like ah the hell with it.
Rated 28 Apr 2021
69
55th
A frequently light humored Mission Impossible precursor. The ensemble work well though the first hour leans too heavily on Redford's lead character with such a wealth of talent available. The constant stream of funny lines make it perfectly watchable although the plot is fairly forgettable overall.
Rated 18 Apr 2023
50
9th
An phenomenal cast can't save Sneakers, a film that is more determined to be clever than actually substantive.
Rated 16 Nov 2007
60
69th
i really love this movie ~ and what a great cast!
Rated 17 Sep 2008
29
30th
Holder ikke med den gamle mand
Rated 08 Dec 2009
40
30th
2/5
Rated 30 Jan 2010
84
60th
Very amusing left-wing techo-thriller.
Rated 04 May 2010
48
39th
Mistake - When Whistler is driving the van, he hits the two cars and knocks out the driver's side headlight, yet right after this and through the rest of the film, the headlight works properly.
Rated 08 Sep 2010
76
45th
Technology in the film is a bit dated, but decent period piece for what it's worth
Rated 01 Sep 2008
65
45th
Very good movie with an excellent cast and solid premise but my God the soundtrack was just horrendous. It didn't fit with the film at all. It felt like a fantastic spy movie but with the soundtrack to Peter Pan or some fairy tale none sense. I don't know what the hell happened hear because normally I enjoy James Horner's work but this felt so out of place it took me right out of the film.
Rated 27 Aug 2008
90
97th
Great spy movie.
Rated 19 Jul 2008
80
66th
A neat spy movie. Redford rocks in it.
Rated 29 Apr 2008
55
33rd
pretty allstar cast... it just falls flat.
Rated 16 Apr 2007
73
36th
Clever, twisty technothriller that actually ages pretty well.
Rated 23 Aug 2007
60
55th
Good
Rated 13 Sep 2012
50
34th
I've seen a lot of Robert Redford films over the years most of which I can't really remember. This is one of those. This had the potential and the star power to be a fun and highly entertaining little spy thriller/caper film but instead against all odds it settled into mediocrity. It's not terrible just a whole lot of nothing, all the actors are sleep walking through their roles. Robert Redford is just doing more of the same as always which is wasting my time.
Rated 20 Oct 2013
1
20th
Corny techno-'thriller', would've preferred if they'd played it straighter. Coming a year after PGP was created it could have dug into some of the possible consequences of encryption. Settled for a silly spy/heist instead of a more interesting, but perhaps less commercial cyberpunk tale.
Rated 11 Nov 2013
40
36th
worth a watch
Rated 27 Apr 2014
63
43rd
Uh, Whistler, I hate to tell you this, but you're blind.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
54th
Slight but really fun, with an excellent cast. River playing a computer geek hits all my fantasy buttons. Great to see Redford playing such a contemporary role.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
28th
Good, but I'm not sure it will hold up to today's standards. It's missing that extra special something to make it an outstanding movie.
Rated 03 Aug 2007
58
33rd
Interesting hacker film that tries to be "real". Not really a classic but still watchable (once or twice).

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