The Great Hack

The Great Hack

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The Great Hack

Documentary raising the alarm on data, the internet's most valuable asset, and how it is being weaponised to wage cultural and political wars. Focuses on the big internet's ability to glean information, and in particular the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal.

2019114 minsUSA
Documentary
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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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.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If the paranoia level could probably withstand a slight reduction, much of the movie feels utterly credible.

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Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The Great Hack worked best as a prologue to a looming crisis that should be of concern to us all: how can electoral laws be deemed fit for purpose when democratic processes are at the mercy of apparently unaccountable, amoral tech giants?

4.0
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Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

The Great Hack does occasionally struggle under the weight of its own data load. There is a lot for viewers to process here, and sometimes the torrent of facts and figures flowing from the screen can get overwhelming.

3.0
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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
The Times

The Times

press

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.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

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.

5.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

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.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

If the paranoia level could probably withstand a slight reduction, much of the movie feels utterly credible.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

0
Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

press

The Great Hack worked best as a prologue to a looming crisis that should be of concern to us all: how can electoral laws be deemed fit for purpose when democratic processes are at the mercy of apparently unaccountable, amoral tech giants?

4.0
0
Herald Sun

Herald Sun

press

The Great Hack does occasionally struggle under the weight of its own data load. There is a lot for viewers to process here, and sometimes the torrent of facts and figures flowing from the screen can get overwhelming.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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.

0
The Times

The Times

press

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.

3.0
0

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