When China has a nuclear accident and unrelated stocks inexplicably rise, a Chinese agent (Leehom Wang) surmises it’s the work of a cyber terrorist. Exploiting Chinese-American relations, he employs the work of his former school partner Nick Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth), who’s currently serving time himself for computer crimes. The two put their minds together to decipher clues, fight bad guys, and anticipate the next big attack in a battle that becomes increasingly more personal.
ClearPlay In Action!
There are, maybe, 20 instances of language that are trimmed by ClearPlay, as well as a couple of scenes of sensuality/implied intercourse. The violence, however, is realistic and plentiful. ClearPlay trims scenes of shootings, stabbings, rough fights and at least one intense image of death’s aftermath. There is still a big body count, and younger viewers may have troublekeeping up with the plot. I certainly did.
Can a movie about computers keep me plugged in?...
“Blackhat” refers to a computer hacker who maliciously violates computer security. Cybercrime may not sound exciting, but in director Michael Mann’s stylish hands, it becomes ataut exercise in effective filmmaking. Many viewers found the plot dull and aimless. I appreciatedthe nuances and suppressed energy, even when things got complicated.
Marty Nabhan, ClearPlay Computer Code Cruncher
Rated R for violence and some language; 133 mins; Directed by Michael Mann