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3.1
601 Ratings

Blackhat

Directed by Michael Mann
United States, 2015
Action, Crime, Drama

Synopsis

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.

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Blackhat Directed by Michael Mann

What are people saying?

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Blackhat

    The world may keep changing (cyberterrorism is now a thing) but Michael Mann is still here: synths, techno-fetishism, nighttime cityscapes, and strong, silent heroes and the underwritten women who love them. The story is rough around the edges with cliches in the center, but this return to basics is worth it for an authentically digital, global spin and a cool-as-ice ending. I'd take it over the last 2 Nolan films.

  • Kamran's rating of the film Blackhat

    https://aestheticsofthemind.wordpress.com/ An exceptionally versatile aesthetic allows MANN to seamlessly transition between film types. Daring, Candid, and Different...It offends the senses out of lack of familiarity, not out of lack of art. The film is a grower... Blackhat is five films in one. It is not what we’re used to, but maybe it’s where we are going. 86/100 – Excellent

  • T. J. Mesen's rating of the film Blackhat

    Mann has a way of capturing bodies interacting with the space around them that's only as extraordinary as his ability to capture nightscapes. A film of broken communication and broken data, Blackhat is an exercise in pure form, with Mann concerned by the emotional effect of images, and a disregard for narrative logic and plausibility in favour of tech/digital beauty. His most experimental film, and one of 2015's best

  • anarresti's rating of the film Blackhat

    (Spoiler) I think I missed what other people are finding brilliant about this movie. Maybe I am just not inclined to find a story like this awe inspiring. It seems like international conspiracy, even James Bond, big crime, done with a nice script. But nothing extraordinary. Fun, but with all the predictable cliché ingredients. The convict that is given a chance, the couple, the final scene in the crowd. Kinda boring.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Blackhat

    Michael Mann's latest faces an uphill battle: not only is the film dealing with an inherently un-cinematic subject matter in computer hacking, but it features one of the most seemingly convoluted espionage plots since "Quantum of Solace." Thankfully, Mann appears absolutely engaged by the material, pushing the boundaries of digital photography closer to the abstract than any other studio filmmaker would dare.

  • Addy K.'s rating of the film Blackhat

    BLACKHAT is a lean, chiseled action thriller/western painted in expressionistic broadstrokes. Mann enforces DP Stuart Dryburgh's probing camera with such vigor that you may even forgive the iane dialogue and plot holes. And if Hemsworth's hacker is more believable as a Greek god than a nerdy hacker, then consider Michael Mann's Hellenistic universe: Men, always perfect in body and mind.

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Blackhat

    Director's Cut is superior on every level to the theatrical. The plot is clearer, the suspense is stronger, and scenes have changes in shot choice, score, and lines added in or cut out; making it a better picture. Hard to find a Hollywood film that is more modern and sharp. It's tough to decide which Mann movie is his best but this is a strong contender. Rarely has a filmmaker built such a vital body of work as Mann.

  • José Neves's rating of the film Blackhat

    In fact the Mann i like are his 80's movies, when the narrative nerve was aware of an amazing sense of framing. With "Heat" he gave up to an unbearable grandiloquence that never left him, with the aggravating circumstance of a digital cinema that lost shape and construction of the image, providing an editing that disguises more than does. However, the Nyepi celebration sequence is the best he made in recent years.