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Geeks, humor and a bit of action
on November 12, 2016
Enjoyed this a lot. I particularly loved David Strathairn -- an actor who always pleases, no matter what the role. A young River Phoenix showed the promise we all remember, and the rest of the star packed lineup -- Mary McDonnell, Sidney Poitier, Dan Akroyd, Robert Redford and Ben Kingsley brought no surprises but did their usual good jobs with the material.
Premise: A group of hackers who hire themselves out to try to crack business security systems for the business owners (to demonstrate vulnerabilities), is hired by NSA to break into a megabillionaire's private lair and steal a very dangerous "black box" for the good guys. As you may guess the good guys turn out to be almost as bad as the bad guys. The hacker group has the usual lineup of the charismatic leader, the conspiracy theorist, the math genius, the kid and so on.
Lots of famous actors doing their famous actor thing, some quite funny moments, some action, some conspiracies...what's not to like? Dated, of course, but maybe even more fun to watch because of that.