The Encryption is RealRating: 4 likes, 2 dislikes
Wow - I loved it. I'm almost breathless with the bravery of the art direction. The script, the acting: all perfect. None of your usual, "slipping a hydra through the 128bit encryption" film rubbish. The terms are real, the research is good. If you know the difference between hacking and cracking then you will be impressed. If you want good drama with effortless character development, this is for you. The medium never gets in the way of the story. It never trojans itself and it smoothly root-kits your brain. The command lines make sense. (Have you ever sat on the floor of a datacenter? Clearly someone connected with this has been there.) I would be interested to know if it is a good depiction of mental illness. (Because obviously I'm 100% sane ;-) and wouldn't know.) You saw through me? OK. Its great. I think its great. What do you think?
I expected that a heavy-weight like Slater would ruin the balance of this, but they have managed to delicately place him so precisely as a fulcrum that my suspension-of-disbelief wasn't even flawed, let alone shattered by the usual appearance of a celeb. He's just this guy; you know?
This is the part that they don't want you to know.
Review posted on Monday, June 1st 2015 at 2:04 am