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by Chris Parry

"'Shall. We. Play. A. GAME?' 'Yeah. Twister would be nice, Ally.'"
4 stars

Back in the day, when I was the only kid I knew who had a computer, and modems ran at about 1200bps, this flick was required viewing in my household. I wanted to be a hacker so bad.

Why? Because MAtt Broderick made it cool You could bring the world to nuclear holocaust AND be a geek AND get laid!

Who could argue with that logic?

So how does War Games hold up in the light of 1999? Surprisingly well. Reason being that the attraction to this flick isn't so much the techno side of things as it is the way the film is brought together. Geek vs the FBI, geek busts loose, gets girl, helps FBI save world.. it's all great stuff.

Not sure if it's SO gripping that you'll want to go rent it right now, but you could do worse than plonk down a buck and grab this for a week on video.

If he could do that with 1200bps... and i have 55,000 bps... Look out Missouri!

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User Comments

4/24/16 Ken Extremely well made film. Go see it, if you haven't seen it. 5 stars
9/18/15 J.R. A computer hacker masterpiece. Plus, Broderick and Sheedy are remarkable together! 5 stars
10/02/10 bored mom The tictactoe finale is stupid, but yeah, why does the wiz kid get such a hot girlfriend? 4 stars
7/24/10 sunny day I'd also love to be a computer expert with a hot girl friend who always hangs out with me. 4 stars
3/27/10 Omar I grew up with this great film. 5 stars
8/28/08 michael thomas good one for it's day, till i figured the whole thing out it kept me on the edge of my seat 5 stars
8/27/08 Shaun Wallner Interesting storyline. 3 stars
6/09/06 Joshua Brilliant. 5 stars
12/06/05 John Dog This was my favorite movie, when I was a kid. 5 stars
4/18/05 Ronin This is THE film that inspired many real world hackers. Obvioulsy for a reason 5 stars
2/23/05 Jeff Anderson A true computer hacker film & BRILLIANT AT THAT! Broderick, Sheedy, & Coleman ARE TERRIFIC! 5 stars
1/20/04 Movie Nerd The coolest hacker movie ever! 5 stars
10/10/03 JimmyC Excellent Movie 5 stars
7/19/03 J.S. Great thriller! 5 stars
5/08/03 defranco71 Great hacker film. 5 stars
3/12/03 Hi there A great hacker movie. 5 stars
1/12/03 rotten f. milk 2 The best computer movie ever created. 5 stars
12/31/02 Jack Sommersby Crackerjack entertainment. 5 stars
12/17/02 rotten s. milk The best hacker movie? The best 80's movie? Probably both. 5 stars
11/06/02 moviemachine The Best Film Of The 80's. 5 stars
11/01/02 Jay What can I say? The best hacker film I have ever seen! 5 stars
10/18/02 Jay I dare anyone who doesn't like this movie to smash my penis and balls with a steel shoe!!!! 5 stars
10/16/02 Charles Tatum See, the '80's had some good movies... 4 stars
10/10/02 Justin The best hacker movie ever! 5 stars
8/07/02 Nevz A very imaginative film, lots of surprises 4 stars
7/27/02 moviemachine My absolute favorite movie!!! 5 stars
7/24/02 Dark Barøn Tic-Tac-Toe's always ending in a tie! Haven't tried Hollywood Squares? It's learning.... 3 stars
7/12/02 R.W. Welch If you can buy the far-out premise, it's quite an entertaining pic. 4 stars
4/05/02 Justin My favorite film! It's one of the best movies I've ever seen! 5 stars
2/25/02 Mark L A bit dated today, but a lot of fun for 80s kids. 4 stars
11/03/01 Andrew Carden Great Script and Plot, but The Movie Is Very Boring and Unexciting. 3 stars
8/31/01 Paul A. "GringoLatino" Still great even when I saw it back in'83;anyone who thinks this sucks,you don't know films 5 stars
8/29/01 david This Sucks 1 stars
3/26/01 Pissy Sparkplug Shall we play a game? No, but I'd like to watch Wargames again. 4 stars
3/07/01 Jake Dangerous fun. 4 stars
10/17/00 Dan Ally Sheedy is an eternal standout. She's great. The movie very nearly gets 4stars, nearly. 3 stars
3/09/00 David Rogers Real dramatic but boring. 3 stars
6/16/99 Sean 80s Classic, still holds true today 5 stars
11/26/98 Mr.Pink It bored the the hell out of me. 1 stars
10/28/98 Silent Rob A classic by a director named 'bad ham'. Great cast. 4 stars
9/15/98 tessSpork good entertainment with good story line, though a touch 'yeah right!', but that's movies. 4 stars
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