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Blackhat (2015)

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A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

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Nick Hathaway, an extremely talented hacker who has gone astray, finds his way out of a 15 year prison sentence when parts of a computer code he once wrote during his youth appears in a malware that triggered a terrorist attack in a nuclear power plant in China. This opportunity will reunite him with an old friend but will also put him in the middle of a power game between the American and Chinese government as well as an arch villain hacker whose identity he has to find if he wants to keep his freedom and his life. Written by ithia2003

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We are no longer in control


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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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16 January 2015 (USA)  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$4,415,000 (USA) (16 January 2015)

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$7,097,125 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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The first Michael Mann film to be shot entirely digitally. (Collateral (2004), Miami Vice (2006) and Public Enemies (2009) were shot mostly digitally but had certain sequences shot on 35mm film.) See more »

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(at around 1h 22 mins) John Ortiz's character's name is Henry Pollack but Carol calls him Stanley while speaking to him on the telephone. See more »

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Assistant Warden Jeffries: Is this the attack tool? With it you open up a terminal, and that gives you a command line? That how you broke into the network and plussed-up the balances?
Nicholas Hathaway: No. I use it to call Santa in the North Pole and tell him to do Christmas early this year.
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Oh, Sinner Man
Arranged by John Wesley Myers
Performed by James Leg
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By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Blackhat is not only disappointing, its embarrassing
16 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Blackhat is the latest from maverick director Michael Mann...it also happens to be his worst film ever. Yes, I am even factoring in The Keep. It is THAT bad. Starring Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis, this film is a misfire and criminally misuses a talented cast and a talented crew. Nick is a furloughed convict trying to nail a destructive hacker who is damaging the financial stabilities of countries all around the world. Now, on the list of people better suited for this role, Chris Hemsworth shouldn't even be on this list. Watching him as a hacker is as painful as watching Adam Sandler in drag seduce Al Pacino. Working off a screenplay from Morgan Davis Foehl, Mann seems to focus more on having the shakiest hand-held cinematography not in a Paranormal Activity film than actually telling a coherent story with good characters. And for those of you who were expecting Michael Mann to deliver a film like Heat or The Insider, you will walk away from this thoroughly disappointed. The action is short, rare and very tame while the scenes that are attempting to explain what the hell is going on are so convoluted, long and boring that it creates a very uneven film that borders unwatchable. One of the biggest gripes I have with this film is the cinematography. It is entirely too shaky for a film like this and, on a serious note, reminded me more of End of Watch. While that style fit End of Watch perfectly, it doesn't fit this film. It doesn't make it look gritty, it just makes it look painfully under-produced and underfunded. Overall, Mann's Blackhat serves as one of the biggest disappointments in recent memory considering the fact this is Michael Mann we're talking about here...the guy who did Heat, Thief and Collateral. Unfortunately, if this is the best Mann has to offer, I fear it is only going to get worse as time goes on. Blackhat is underdeveloped, unrealistic, and filmed terribly. Watcher beware!!!


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