Friday, July 22, 2011

Sneakers (1992)

Links: TVTropes, Wikipedia, IMDB (7.0).

A rare beast, the comedic thriller, about a tiger team of former hackers who get caught up in espionage and intrigue while keeping their sense of humor.  It's one of the most gracefully aged "hacker" movies out there, mostly because it doesn't show actual computers on-screen all that often.  The movie manages to strike a good balance of lighthearted versus serious, as well as realistic versus entertaining, with good segues that avoid mood whiplash.  (Worth noting: Leonard Adleman, the "A" in RSA, consulted on this movie's cryptography plot points.)  I consider this one of my favorite movies, and I readily recommend it.  Score: 4 stars out of 4.

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