5.4/10
46,808
239 user 277 critic

Blackhat (2015)

Trailer
0:30 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,193 ( 592)
5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Hathaway
... Chen Dawai
... Chen Lien
... Carol Barrett
... Mark Jessup
... Alex Trang
... Elias Kassar
... Jeff Robichaud
... Henry Pollack
... Sadak
Tyson Chak ... Tech
... Sort Guard
... Associate Warden Jeffries
... Shum
... Daniels
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We are no longer in control

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site |  »

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

16 January 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cyber  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,415,000, 18 January 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$8,005,980, 31 December 2015
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The first Michael Mann film to be shot with anamorphic lenses since Heat (1995). See more »

Goofs

During the climactic sequence at the Balinese Nyepi Day celebration, we see the female dancers drop their white veils on two different occasions. See more »

Quotes

Chen Lien: I'm sorry for what happened to you.
Nicholas Hathaway: Well, don't be. I'm not fishing for sympathy, here. I did the crime, I'm doing the time. Time isn't doing me.
Chen Lien: What's that mean?
Nicholas Hathaway: I do my own time, not the institution's. See, to hold on to who you are in there, you dedicate yourself to your program. You work out on your body and your mind.
See more »


Soundtracks

Let the Girls Out
from Elysium (2013)
Written and Produced by Ryan Amon
Courtesy of TriStar Pictures, Inc. and MRC II Distribution Company L.P.
Under License from Sony Pictures Music Group
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

 
Blackhat is not only disappointing, its embarrassing
16 January 2015 | by 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!!!


273 of 485 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 239 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed