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About the Movie
A teenager, bored by traditional high school subjects like biology but fascinated by computers, accidentally taps into the Pentagon's top-secret computer...the USA's NORAD system. He starts what he innocently believes is a computer game called "Global Thermonuclear War," but the "game" is real. The Pentagon's best minds cannot shut down or reprogram the supercomputer that is readying a missile attack against the USSR, and thereby unleash Armageddon. The teen and his girlfriend attempt to aid the helpless Pentagon and, in a frantic race against a ticking "doomsday clock," try to persuade the computer to end the "game."
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 41
- Fresh: 38
- Rotten: 3
- Average Rating: 7.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: John Badham solders the pieces into a terrifically exciting story charged by an irresistible idea: an extra-smart kid can get the world into a whole lot of trouble that it also takes the same extra-smart kid to rescue it from.
Fresh: As a premise for a thriller, this is a masterstroke.
Fresh: To me, the most enjoyable aspect of WarGames is when David is at work on his computer system. There's something wonderfully nostalgic about watching a guy play with such antiquated machinery and recognize that it was [once] considered state-of-the-art.
Fresh: Classic humanist-didactic filmmaking, effectively presented as a thriller.
An 80's classic
One of my all time favorites. Its got it all teen rebellion, computers, hackers, and nuclear war. Seeing the use of the 5 1/4 floppy in the movie takes me back. This is a great addition to the iTunes line up. I only wish they had more 80's classics.
Shall We Play a Game?
An instant classic! Deserves my five stars!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU APPLE FOR ADDING THIS MOVIE! This is one of my favorite movies. Though I never saw it in theatres, when my history teacher showed it in class while we were studying the cold war I have taken every opportunity to see this movie for free. Now I'm gonna get it for my iPod!
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1983
- © 1983 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. All rights reserved.