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
A diverse set of digital cameras, including small consumer cameras, were used during production to create rich and diverse textures. The subtle changes in resolution and look can only be fully appreciated if you see Blackhat (2015) in 4K on a big screen. See more »
(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 »
You want to see my data, you come up with something a little more tangible. Something more in the way of probable cause than your hunch.
Gary. May I call you Gary? How's this for tangible? In the next 15 seconds I call Laura Greer at the Commodities Trading Commission. And I say, "Laura, how you doing? I'd like to launch an official investigation on one Gary Baker." So the headline, "M-Tech Official Investigated for Aiding and Abetting Cyber Criminals" leaks to CNN in the next 90, so it makes ...
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In the European version of the film, the description of Lozano and his affiliation with the "Los Zapotecas" gang at approx. 26 minutes into the film is shortened. See more »
Written by Anthony Wen, Kenji Lin
Performed by Kenji Lin
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If you make a hacker-movie, at least get your basic facts right..
I must say when I watched the trailer for this movie I was skeptical, there are only a few hacker- movies that are enjoyable to watch.
Sometimes I am wrong and the movie turns out to be better then I expected but not in this case. I actually got quite annoyed watching this. The computer action looked authentic by using existing OS-es and interfaces but they still made huge mistakes. IP's with numbers higher than 255 is just plain stupid and accessing a top-secret NSA program with some simple social engineering looked convincing on screen but I doubt the NSA allows simple user/pass access to such tooling. I could go on and on...
I did like the idea of the plot, too bad the execution was so terrible. Probably the only thing I really liked where the two big shootout scenes, you saw a bit of Heat's director Mann there:)
Unsynced audio and weird changes in volume where also very annoying, something you don't expect from a $70mil movie.
I'm giving this a +1 because it tried to be authentic so a 4 bumps up to a 5/10 rating.
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