Johnny Mnemonic

1995

Action / Drama / Sci-Fi / Thriller

77
IMDb Rating 5.6 10 61,927

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Dina Meyer as Kerry
Dolph Lundgren as Captain Ivan Drago
Henry Rollins as Rockin' Roger
Keanu Reeves as Himself - Host
720p.BLU
756.33 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
96 min
P/S N/A / N/A

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Mike_Wiggins 7 / 10 / 10

A Surprisingly Well Made Piece of Dark Sci-Fi

Usually when you watch a sci-fi film, the first half usually piques your interest only to sink into a confusing and badly written second half ("Star Trek V" comes to mind.). "Johnny Mnemonic" has the unique distinction of having a rather bad first half being saved by the second half. There were moments of badly delivered lines and situations, which I fully blame the director for. There were cuts where the demeanor of Keanu Reeves changed confusingly. Again I blame the director and continuity supervisor. There was, IMHO, more gore than necessary. But that's a matter of taste. And, to make matters worse, I wasn't sure of what I was watching. There was a LOT of good things about the movie. It told a sci-fi story about a dark and bleak future....somewhat similar to "Blade Runner". And it did it well. There were an amazing amount of sets, extras, and really well done computer effects. There was even one really well filmed shot in a hospital that reminded me of the long scene from "Gone With The Wind" showing the dead and dying in the Atlanta train yard. Many of the secondary actors (especially Henry Rollins as "Spider" and Ice-T as "J-Bone") were surprisingly good and helped to raise my rating of the film from an initial 4.0 to an overall 7.0 rating. If you aren't into a lot of foul language and/or gore, I'd steer clear of this film. But if you want to see a surprisingly well made piece of dark sci-fi, this is a film worth giving a chance to watch.

Reviewed by Helio 6 / 10 / 10

Disappointing

Dolf Lundgren gives the best performance in this movie in his role as Street Preacher. The others just seemed to walk on set and say their lines at given times. The portrayals lacked credibility. Dina Meyer is no Milla Jovovich; she was not convincing as a bodyguard. I wouldn't have trusted the guy playing the doctor to remove a splinter much less do brain surgery. It seemed strange to see Detective Tutuola (Ice T) show up once in a while with a weird hair-do. The sets were minimal but the special effects (at times) were entrancing. If the blurbs had not given it away I may not have recognized the Montreal shot scenes. Can't say I had much appreciation for the plot and execution. Glad it was over.

Reviewed by gavin6942 6 / 10 / 10

Not As Bad As...

A data courier (Keanu Reeves), literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. Author William Gibson said, "Basically what happened was it was taken away and re-cut by the American distributor in the last month of its pre-release life, and it went from being a very funny, very alternative piece of work to being something that had been very unsuccessfully chopped and cut into something more mainstream." That is a fairly understanding position from the author. Truthfully, this is not that bad of a movie. While maybe not as great as it could be, it works well as a 1990s futuristic thriller. The ideas are interesting, and it is even more interesting considering that Reeves went on to star in "The Matrix", which has a similar feel in many ways. Interesting note: This was Dolph Lundgren's last theatrically released film until 2010's "The Expendables". What an unfortunate 15 years that was for all the cinema fans.

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