The Great Hack Reviews

October 2, 2019
This is a scary movie... [And] there's a lot of interesting characters.
July 27, 2019
This high-profile... documentary about the Cambridge Analytica scandal is... frequently gripping, gorgeous to watch, occasionally thought-provoking, always entertaining and yet, ultimately, a tiny bit vapid.
July 25, 2019
[T]he show is worth watching to make you re-evaluate the use of data and the willingness of the powerful to corrupt.
July 25, 2019
An intentionally disturbing examination of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, it both explains and offers a warning shot about the misuse of personal data and how that influenced past elections and might well do so in the future.
July 24, 2019
It is, admittedly, a lot to process. Yet at the very least, this sobering documentary should make anybody who clears two hours to watch it want to learn more, to be more skeptical about what finds its way into one's inbox.
July 24, 2019
That we don't know what's being done with our data is the scariest aspect of all this. The Great Hack hammers that point home quite successfully, even if it doesn't have the guts to chastise us for our voluntary contributions.
July 24, 2019
At its best, The Great Hack will alarm you, infuriate you, and - hopefully - activate you.
July 24, 2019
"The Great Hack" lays out the nuts and bolts of the Cambridge Analytica scandal with graphic energy and skill, yet it wedges the issues into a fight-the-power paradigm that's cloying and simplistic.
July 24, 2019
Convincingly stands out as a call to be vigilant about ferreting out the bad actors, regulating the behemoths, and putting an end to the weaponization of our data.
July 23, 2019
Pondering individual data rights and the sinister side of widespread connectivity, co-directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer diligently inspect how our innocent likes and shares became the building blocks of Brexit and Trump.
July 23, 2019
You leave with a clear sense of how one company [sold] democracy down the river, not to mention having your fingernails chewed down to the quick.
July 23, 2019
But there's no satisfying end point to this movie, which reaches its alarmist conclusion quite early on and then functions more as a frustratingly sporadic video diary.
July 23, 2019
If the paranoia level could probably withstand a slight reduction, much of the movie feels utterly credible.
July 23, 2019
[A] gripping, challenging documentary by Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim, about the biggest scandal of our time: the gigantic question mark over the legality of the Brexit vote.
July 17, 2019
A thrilling yarn of political espionage and fascinating characters... However, this isn't hollow entertainment. The film insists upon the gravity of the situation, toggling effortlessly between the micro and the macro lens on this tale.
February 1, 2019
Directors Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer have assembled an engaging overview.
January 27, 2019
An instigation for provocative ideas about data crime and what is ultimately a really, really, really conflicted look at when it's terrifying having corporations learning things about our online habits and when it's cool.