Overall Rank: 17002
Average Rating: 2.1/4
# of Ratings: 99
Theatrical Release Date: 05/26/1995
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Longo
Actors: Keanu Reeves, Dina Meyer, Ice-T, Takeshi Kitano, Dennis Akayama, Henry Rollins
Plot: In 2021 a data courier has been given an overloaded package in his brain that threatens his life, if a deadly Yakuza assassin doesn't kill him first.
Quick Movie Reviews
Ian - wrote on 09/15/2015
This was a very good (for its time) cyberpunk-esque thriller about a man with a program leaking into his brain which will kill him, but save the human race. Yes, the stakes are high. The action is similar to the Anime "Ghost in the Shell" with futuristic weapons and cyborgs mixed in everywhere. The "full conversion borg" preacher and the junkie chick for hardware upgrades are classic scenes. It gets a bit cheesy at times, but not too bad.
sapien - wrote on 03/30/2013
I don't remember much about it. But, I do remember thinking it was an ok movie.
TheWolf - wrote on 07/31/2007
When this movie came out I was not sure what to make of it, over all the concept was good, but I will still having a hard time breaking Keanu away from the character of "Ted" Theodore Logan. I really did like the concept, and I thought it was a cool idea over all. The appearance of Henry Rollins in this movie is what made it great for me. While its true that this is not anywhere near as clever or technically sound as The Matrix it was good for its time. The best.. well the most laughable part of this movie is the classic "movie computer projection" where every monitor is so bright that it projects what is being seen onto the face of the user. Yeah its a couple steps away from falling into the "B" movie genre.
Full Movie Reviews
Feature length audition for The Matrix.
Indyfreak - wrote on 12/03/2020
Laughably dated technothriller that envisions a future about an amoral courier (Reeves) whose microchip-equipped mind is saddled with vital information which draws assassins and gangsters after him.
The production design borrows a lot from Blade Runner and similar cyberpunk movies. But it’s got a few unique ideas if utterly maddening. A villain uses a sinister laser-whip and Reeves’ augmented brain serving as an internet PO Box is an interesting concept. Wait until you see the cyborg dolphin hacker!
This really is not one of Keanu Reeves’ better performances. It doesn’t help that it is also one of the few roles that he’s playing kind of a selfish wuss. But Dolph Lundgren is weirdly fun as a psycho bad guy and the ever underrated Dina Meyer picks up some of the slack.
TrifibianTerror - wrote on 02/10/2010
This film details the exploits of a 21st century 'data courrier' named Johnny Smith, played by the emotionless Keanu Reeves, who transports data in his head for clients. But when a secret and potentially world changing piece of data is downloaded to him, it overloads his brain and gives him 24 hours to live, that is, if the Yakuza hunting him don't kill him first.
I bought this movie recently prior to this review, and I had always kept this idealized vision of it in my head of a pseudo-cyber-steampunk retro-futuristic Mega-City One type setting and some mad government plot. I didn't really get that, however. Though I will say it wasn't a bad film, it wasn't great. Sure, Keanu's usually inhuman and emotionless performance was perfect for this, but over all, I didn't …
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