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"We could tell you what it's about. But then, of course, we'd have to kill you."
  • PG-13
  • 1992
  • 2 hr 6 min
  • 7.1  (62,210)
  • 65

Sneakers is a film that was released in 1992, directed by Phil Alden Robinson, and starring Robert Redford, Dan Aykroyd, and Sidney Poitier. The movie is a thriller that tells the story of a group of expert computer hackers who call themselves "sneakers." They are assembled together by a mysterious federal agent named Cosmo (played by Ben Kingsley) to steal a computer device that has the ability to decode any encrypted messages sent over phone lines or through the internet.

The protagonist of the movie is Martin Bishop, played by Robert Redford. Bishop is a former criminal who now earns a living running a security firm specializing in testing companies' security systems by hacking them. Bishop and his team are approached by Cosmo, who blackmails them into stealing the "black box," a computer device that is capable of breaking any encryption code.

Bishop is initially hesitant to accept the job, but the lure of a $5 million payday quickly convinces him to agree. The team begins to work on the heist, but soon find themselves in over their heads as they discover that they are not the only ones interested in the technology. They are pursued by a rival team of hackers, as well as by government agents who want to use the device for their own purposes.

As the heist progresses, the team becomes increasingly paranoid and suspicious of each other, with betrayals and double-crosses becoming more and more common. They soon realize that they must outwit not only their enemies, but also each other, if they hope to survive and succeed in their mission.

The movie is a fast-paced thriller that combines action, suspense, and humor. The performances by the all-star cast are top-notch, with Redford, Aykroyd, and Poitier delivering particularly strong performances.

One of the key themes of the movie is the idea of technology as a double-edged sword. While the black box has the potential to revolutionize communication and bring people closer together, it also has the power to be used for nefarious purposes, such as spying and surveillance.

Overall, Sneakers is a well-written and well-executed thriller that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats from start to finish. With a stellar cast, an exciting plot, and plenty of twists and turns, it is a must-see for fans of the genre.

Sneakers is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours and 6 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.1 and a MetaScore of 65.

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    7.1  (62,210)
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