The Net (1995)

Calling all technophobes!   Though slower than a 486 with only 4K of  
RAM, Irwin Winkler's well-titled thriller benefits from a honest  
performance by Sandra Bullock (WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING). Her plucky  
charms recall Julia Roberts, especially in a scene were evades a 
killer by dressing up as a fireman.  Bless her heart.  She's so busy 
trying to act like a computer geek (yeah right) that she doesn't even 
think to change her appearance after being listed as a fugitive in a 
police computer system.  Sigh. 
There really isn't much of a reason to recommend connecting to THE 
NET.  The plot is Swiss cheese, the techie stuff is far-fetched, and 
there's precious little screen time actually devoted to the art of 
hacking.  There is a car chase, though!  (And no references to Windows 
95.  Thank God for small favors!)   
As recent Washington legislation can attest, the time is ripe for a  
movie to further fuel the fears of a computer-based culture.  Too bad  
this NET needs an upgrade. 
Grade: C-  
Copyright 1995 Michael J. Legeros
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