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Blackhat (2015)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  16 January 2015 (USA)
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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 factory 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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Rated R for violence and some language | See all certifications »

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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 with anamorphic lenses since Heat (1995). See more »

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Elias Kassar: This isn't about money. This isn't about politics. I can target anyone, anything, anywhere.
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Slow-Burn Suspense Thriller with Solid Cybercrime Technology
16 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like taut, slow-burn suspense thrillers like Alfred Hitchcock's films and 'The Drop' in 2014 with James Gandolfini (which I thought was excellent), then please *go see this movie* in the theater; I think you will like it. (If the negative reviewers here thought they were getting a superhero movie like 'The Avengers', then they weren't paying attention to the previews :-) .) Blackhat features a computer hacker (Chris Hemsworth) who is furloughed from prison to counter-attack an elite cybercrime team. The cybercrime technology in the movie includes current techniques such as RATs (Remote Access Trojans) and keypad trackers. Following the movie plot is important -- the script is sparse (my only real objection); so it's important to track the plot developments. Michael Mann's camera-work is impressive during chase scenes, and his animations of cybercrime technology processes are inventive. I plan to see it a second time in the theater with other friends.


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