The Great Hack (2019) - Documentary

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The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the roles of several affected persons.

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Karim Amer
Stars: Brittany Kaiser, David Carroll
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-MA
Reviews: 40 out of 151 found boring (26.49%)

One-line Reviews (69)

Left wing propaganda .

The definiton of propaganda.

Painstakingly slow .

Got bored in the middle .

Yet another Leftist Fascist Propaganda "doc".

Propaganda AT BEST.

but it is a propaganda piece.

Stylish look at modern propaganda warfare.

Story telling was boring.

Everyone crying "left wing propaganda" in here is just showing how well this orchestrated brainwash has been working.

A propaganda film about a propaganda company.

Based on an engaging, important, and ongoing story, The Great Hack manages to fumble it all away.

Leftist propaganda.

This is coupled with archival newsreel to drive the message home, but there's also a lot of new interview footage following Kaiser as she's dragged more and more into the story uncovering the unethical practices she was involved in, coming clean on what happened, without excepting any blame.

Entertaining an educational takedown of Cambridge Analytics and Facebook.

Fascinating and timely warning for society .

Don't waste your time, it's like watching CNN on repeat for 2 hrs

Lies and leftist propaganda.

- this turgid tale tells us virtually nothing we didn't (or shouldn't) already well know, making it largely pointless!

However, the delivery was substandard and the result is just another propaganda piece to explain Hillary's loss.

Engrossing film, and reveals the extent of data scraping that is going on in today's world that is then being used for nefarious purposes.

The film is incredibly hypocritical and ironic, but entertaining nonetheless, which is why I gave it three stars instead of one.

It is just a collection of clips from mainstream media, news and public domain material, connected in a very confusing narrative that does not add nor clarify absolutely anything, and spiced with a series of testimonials that just does not add to what you can find in the mainstream media.

Instead got a leftist propaganda campaign.

Democrat propaganda .

Unfortunately it's just 2 hours of left wing propaganda and attacks on the right.

The irony in this whole programme is that the journalist from the propaganda machine of the past 100 years tries to argue against the propaganda machines of the past 10 years, without recognising how they've tried to influence and manipulate readers views!

It's all about disinformation, propaganda, lies, targeting the 'persuadables'.

Save your money for a far more deserving documentary that will look into how social media is being controlled by a whole lot of power merchants, and how Google is the worst of the Tech firms at spying and gathering data.

The Great Hack was no hack, rather an unexpected betrayal of the democrat party by operators who were supposed to be committed to the political left.

DEMS financed propaganda.

At a running time of almost two hours, The Great Hack is overlong, but it remains a largely engrossing watch.

Don't waste your time.

Liberal lies and propaganda.

This documentary is liberal propaganda that consist primarily of liberal media interviewing liberal media and selective information.

This is a two-hour long piece of propaganda complaining about political campaigns using propaganda.

leftist propaganda???

Propaganda .

Propaganda is certainly the familiar domain of the fascists who currently hold sway.

This is a liberal propaganda piece.

More Leftist propaganda .

DEMS Propaganda .

This documentary is a fascinating account of The Facebook/Cambridge Analytica data scandal.

One sided and clearly left propaganda machine .

Political Propaganda .

I give this documentary 2 stars because it is interesting in a 'watching an elaborate, but ultimately empty, tantrum from the left.

This carefully thought out and smoothly presented Netflix exposition of Cambridge Analytica's effective data shenanigans during the 2016 presidential election and pre-Brexit initiative is informative and entertaining, just like a good doc should be.

More left fascist propaganda, neatly packaged and distributed through one of their dirty tentacles, Netflix.


A confusing, shallow and irrelevant take on the scandal .

I am so tired of propaganda from both political sides .

tedious self-aggrandisement + blatant rehab.

But it's still a fascinating revelation of what went on, and a scary indictment of the modern, tech driven world we currently inhabit.

Watching the film-maker buy an artisanal coffee before driving his Lexus to pick up his kids from Montessori school provoked in me an odd emotional cocktail of boredom, annoyance and nausea - and I am a hard-left radical.

I felt there was some paranoia in some parts but overall it was an enjoyable flick.

It has a point but is lost in the propaganda and excuses for Hillary's loss.

Light on information and heavy on Cliche.

The company had exploited the personal data of millions of Facebook users, without their knowledge or consent, and used it for political propaganda.

Over-produced, boring AF, and nothing new.

This is a riveting and compelling look at how easily we are manipulated by big data corporations.

Propaganda .

Let me start off by saying that people who say this is a propaganda movie made by the left are mostly people who didn't watch the full movie.

Also the storytelling is terrible and boring.

The subject matter was interesting and the topic is so important, yet it was unbelievably dull.

A Democrat Propaganda Film .

Well worth watching .

Everything is so polluted now with biased leftism, that it's all becoming unwatchable.


but still felt it is a propaganda documentary who is trying to show whatever english or amercian people did was by brainwashing them!