Friday, December 16, 2016

Blackhat (2015)

Universal Pictures
Directed by Michael Mann
My rating: 3 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia
(Blu-ray, Universal)

Imprisoned hacker Chris Hemsworth makes a deal with the US government to get released in exchanged for tracking down another hacker manipulating global stock markets through terrorism. The trail leads to China, where a nuclear reactor has exploded, Hong Kong and eventually Malaysia. The final showdown with the mysterious hacker takes place in a crowded public festival. For director Mann, style always takes precedence over substance, but this throbbing, noirish thriller is so much fun to watch it doesn't really matter that Hemsworth is miscast and seems to be indestructible.

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