September 8, 2019 posted by

In actual fact, security experts are just crackers in business suits. The cast are mainly unknowns to me at least the hacks are very good to watch, and the plot does follow a decent enough logic. Edit Storyline Kevin Mitnick is quite possibly the best hacker in the world. This is a terrible waste of time. So for those who are considering watching the movie and would like a clarification, here goes. I am glad that he is no longer in prison, as I understand he faced some terrible events there that far outweigh what he did as a hacker.

Don’t have an account? This page was last edited on 7 February , at Would you like to see some guy or gal in front of a computer screen typing for hours on end. Although I am convinced that this is not a brilliant pic, it was still entertaining enough to keep me hooked to the screen until the end. The story had some major flaws, characters weren’t explained enough, the story had some holes in it, the technology seemed at times a little too much out of this world although it is supposed to be based on true events. Less than two months later, Tsutomu had tracked him down after a cross-country electronic pursuit.

If you enjoyed Hackers or Sneakers you’ll most likely find some interest in this. I heard about this story a few years ago, when Kevin Mitnick was arrested, but I had no idea that a movie had been made about it. In the second place, Mitnick is a criminal.

It’s rather like saying, “Sure I have all this nitroglycerine, but you don’t see me blowing anybody up, do you? It is a clear warning, and it does NOT favor hacking or hackers. I supposed they were trying to make using a computer look interesting, cool and non-boring. Lance ‘Icebreaker’ Petersen Amanda Peet As a counterweight to this fiction I would recommend watching “Freedom downtime” a documentary about Mitnick and other hackers, Tsutomu Shimomura and John Markoff the writers of this movie.


There certainly are a few little elements that arguably smack of a USA Original hacker movie, but I find these for the most part to be hackishly appropriate or reasonable hollywood compromises, so I don’t see why anyone would be terribly upset.

Where other hacker-orientated Hollywood movies show flashy tron-like graphics to depict gaining root on a system, Takedown shows you how it is. The acting was OK from some of the cast, but there were also dismal performances not even worth mentioning.

To Watch or again. Kevin Mitnick never caused money loss or economical losses for the companies claimed. To Watch or again. That is the law. Whatever the accuracies of the story and considering mitnck egos involved, I guess we’ll never knowthis is a pretty riveting tale of an underground hacker playing and defeating the system. This was a great hacker film. See the life of a hacker is extremely dull.

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The production values are ok but what would you expect from a guy who spends most of his time sitting behind a monitor in a small room? Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! Not arguing technical details or realism, I feel what is presented in this movie is an all-too black and white picture of hackers, or “Crackers”, as the hero refers to them.


He did hack into companies to get code for the reason of doing it. And it was good that to some extent they showed the real cracker game: Just leave us a message here and we will work on getting you verified.

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Overall, if you’re into hacking, subcultures, law enforcement and computer crime, you should check this one out. It contains all the aspects of a Hollywood movie that grab the viewer. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

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