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Thematically timely but dramatically inert, Blackhat strands Chris Hemsworth in a muddled misfire from director Michael Mann.



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Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary's Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

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Chris Hemsworth
as Nick Hathaway
Viola Davis
as Carol Barrett
Tang Wei
as Chen Lien
Leehom Wang
as Chen Dawai
Holt McCallany
as Mark Jessup
Ritchie Coster
as Elias Kassar
William Mapother
as Rich Donahue
Andy On
as Alex Trang
Christian Borle
as Jeff Robichaud
John Ortiz
as Henry Pollack
Brandon Molale
as Sort Guard
Danny Burstein
as Associate Warden Jeffries
Abhi Sinha
as Daniels
Jason Butler Harner
as George Reinker
Manny Montana
as Alonzo Reyes
Spencer Garrett
as Gary Baker
Shi Liang
as Lieutentant Colonel Zhao
Kan Mok
as Major Yuan
Sophia Santi
as Mrs. Novo
José Márquez
as 18th Street Gangster
Victor Chi
as Korean Waiter
Peter Jae
as Korean Thug
Tommy Wong
as Johnny Li
Ivan Ngan
as Yang Lin
Courtney Wu
as Samuel Wu
Adrian Pang
as Keith Yan
Kurt Kishita
as Paul Wang
LeAnne Li
as Emergency Worker
Leanne Littrell
as Emergency Worker
as Bahasha Speaker
Ahyu U. Rosli
as Tall Indonesian Banker
Frank Cutler
as United Captain
James Adam Lim
as Ambulance Driver
Berg Lee
as Ambulance Driver
M. Anom Perkasa
as Young Men at Papua Square
Jonathan Ozah
as Young Men at Papua Square
Eric Berindei
as Commodities Broker
Jeremy Tatar
as Commodities Broker
Gerald Petrow
as Commodities Broker
Brian Labahn
as Commodities Broker
Razaq Sahibjahn
as Indonesian Banker
Mohd Gaizudeen Sahibjahn
as Indonesian Banker
Yonkky Daniel Parengkoan
as Indonesian Bodyguard
Musim Surbakti
as Indonesian Bodyguard
Fadillah Ramadhan Rachmat
as Indonesian Bodyguard
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Critic Reviews for Blackhat

All Critics (184) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (61) | Rotten (123)

  • It's not very good. Some of it, in fact, is downright awful.

    Mar 9, 2015 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • The global village may be vulnerable to computer geeks and unscrupulous corporations, but it's managed to block the progress of this opportunistic dud. Well done, everybody. Justice has been served.

    Feb 20, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The spectacle here is sometimes absorbing but more often ridiculous, and it isn't [Mann's] best work.

    Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Much cybercandy here to chew on.

    Feb 19, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Hints of a quasi-apocalyptic chill seem arbitrary-neither symbolic nor dramatic. The effect is like watching software run itself.

    Feb 2, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Nobody can top Mann's urban night scenes, with their oily neon and skyscraper light grids, but for the most part this plays like Heat without the heat.

    Jan 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blackhat

  • Oct 30, 2016
    It's good... but just too slow moving.
    Thomas J Super Reviewer
  • Oct 27, 2016
    Cyber thriller that relies on its style instead of an engaging plot. A much leaner, shorter film would have worked better, but Mann still knows how to film terrifying shootouts. There just aren't that many here, sadly. The locations are pretty great too, but the hacking elements just don't work as well as the conspiracy thriller parts. There are still quite a few memorable scenes here, especially thanks to the exotic locations and the charismatic leading duo, but the result could have been so much more engaging.
    Jens S Super Reviewer
  • Oct 11, 2016
    I went to watch and review this movie and it took me up to almost the end to remember that I've actually seen this movie before. That should give you a clue as to how memorable it was. Story was decent as a cyber & espionage thriller but the story just didn't fit but was almost there. It was like the saying you can't force a square peg into a round hole, well this was more like trying to fit an oval peg into a round hole. Close but ultimately it doesn't fit. Check this one out if you want to but it is pretty mediocre.
    Patrick W Super Reviewer
  • May 20, 2016
    Good luck staying awake.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer

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