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Algorithm (2014)

A freelance computer hacker discovers a mysterious government computer program. He breaks into the program and is thrust into a revolution.

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Jon Schiefer (as Jonathan Schiefer)

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Jon Schiefer (as Jonathan Schiefer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Raphael Barker ... Hash
Keith Barletta ... Decimate
Julie Ceballos Julie Ceballos ... DHS Receptionist
Joey Devine Joey Devine ... Robert Martin
Aren Ewing Aren Ewing ... Squad Member #2
Johnny Gilligan ... Friendly Guard (as John Gilligan)
Richard Goeb Richard Goeb ... Agent Peterson
Angela Gulner ... Sudonym
Byron James ... Agent Wallace
Marty Kahn Marty Kahn ... DHS Tech
Serafina Kernberger Serafina Kernberger ... Blogger
Paulina Laurant ... Bitchan
Joseph Matarrese Joseph Matarrese ... Sam Novak
Leilani Meng Leilani Meng ... DHS Assistant
Michael Navarra ... Gordon Dempsey
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A freelance computer hacker discovers a mysterious government computer program. He breaks into the program and is thrust into a revolution.

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The geeks have inherited the earth...the rest of you just don't know it yet.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

19 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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In the scene where the prison officers are looking at security footage, one mentions "enhancing" the image. The other officer states that he can't add resolution. This is a reference to futuristic police TV shows and movies where they can "zoom in" and "enhance" an image. See more »

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at 1:12:00 While Will is waiting to get Hash out of the DHS facility (with the DHS Receptionist) it's daytime, at the same time the 2 agents getting from their office to the interrogation place it's night time. In both scenes there are windows facing out, clearly showing the time of day. See more »

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Decimate: I don't go dates. I don't go clubbing. I don't care about celebrity hookups or which sports teams just won. My universe exists entirely within computers.
Decimate: The moment we come up with a way to not have to eat, or sleep or any of the other things required to stay alive... I'll be the first in line.
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When the agents in the prison facility reviews the CCTV recordings after the escape, the left big screen shows a menu of computer games from the movie WarGames. See more »

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Slow-paced hacker movie with terrible editing
13 July 2016 | by emilgrizellSee all my reviews

I haven't seen a lot of movies, let alone hacker movies, but I can safely say that this one is NOT worth your time.

For a start, it's really slow. This film could have easily been shortened down to half an hour without losing anything important, because there are countless of slow pans that feel like they are there to just because they look good and take up time. Also, many scenes could be skipped entirely.

The story's message has a good intention, but is badly delivered, partly because you don't care about the characters, because you don't get to know them. You get bored by watching it. And that's a pity, because it feels like it has the potential to be a good movie, at least if you know something about the hacking stuff they are referring to. Right now it mainly wakes thoughts (and even that it somewhat fails to do, because of the above mentioned reasons), rather than being a enjoyable movie to watch. I have to say that I find the constant voice-over pretty good. Most of the things said feel meaningful and sound credible, and that is what saves the movie.

The cinematography looks like you would expect from a student, with more bokeh than thought going into the shots. It often looks pretty good, though. Unfortunately, the nice shots don't make up for the bad editing and the lack of camera angles in many scenes.

Many cuts are poorly made and makes it harder to follow the already not-so-great story. Also, you can clearly see many mistakes; the one time CGI is used, it's laughably obvious, for example. Another fail is in the very first scene where it looks like they remembered to add an effect halfway through the scene.

The sound editing is the worst I've ever heard. Terrible ADR, awful L-cuts and clumsy and audible switching between different microphones. I also miss music, especially in some unnecessarily long scenes, and when there is music, it's the same feeling throughout the whole movie.

I don't find the acting as bad as many other things in the movie, although it would probably not be considered acceptable in a good movie. I'm not that fussy with actors, though.

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To summarize, this movie is not worth your time, even if you are into hacking movies. It fails to deliver an enjoyable experience due to shortcomings in many areas. However, there is a small chance that you like the pacing and the way they try to deliver a message. Up to you if you want to risk 90 minutes of your life ;)


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