Masterminds (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes


Masterminds (1997)




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A taut and clever thriller aimed at teen audiences, Masterminds follows a battle of wits between a villainous security systems expert who takes the students of an exclusive school hostage in exchange for half billion dollars, and an adolescent computer hacker who is hiding in the basement.

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Patrick Stewart
as Ralph Bentley
Vincent Kartheiser
as Ozzie Paxton
Brenda Fricker
as Claire Maloney
Bradley Whitford
as Miles Lawrence
Matt Craven
as Jake Paxton
Annabelle Gurwitch
as Helen Paxton
Katie Stuart
as Melissa Randall
Michael MacRae
as Foster Deroy
Earl Pastko
as Captain Jankel
Michael David Simms
as Colonel Duke
Teryl Rothery
as Ms. Saunders
Philip Granger
as Happy Boy
Andrew Kavadas
as Happy Boy
Lauro Chartrand
as Happy Boy
Charles Andre
as Happy Boy
Alan Van Sprang
as Happy Boy
Bruce Pinard
as Happy Boy Guard
April Telek
as Sexy Girl
Steve Makaj
as Captain Majors
Douglas Newell
as Science Teacher
Kimberly Unger
as Flight Attendant
Pamela Sue Martin
as Female TV Reporter
Andrew Wheeler
as Bank Officer
Merrett Green
as Male TV Reporter
Michael Benyaer
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Masterminds

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (4)

Does Stewart emerge unsullied? Very nearly. I give him credit for that. Right up until almost the very end of the film, he retains a certain poise and dignity.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

One of the silliest hostage thrillers you're ever likely to see Patrick Stewart vamp his way through.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

The title could not be a more ironic--the people behind this film don't have a single mind between them, let alone one to master.

January 12, 2004 | Rating: 0/4 | Full Review…

, Ozzie eases into being a hero by doing what he does best naturally.

February 27, 2002 | Full Review…

Nothing more than an uneasy and familiar mix of loud music, explosions and forced one-liners, all leading to a been-there-done-that family reconciliation.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Masterminds

Very boring Movie.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer

Quite good that it's sort of a children's production of Die Hard crossed with The Rock, with plenty of violence but no blood or death - which isn't very convincing but at least it protects the PG rating. Patrick Stewart's lip-smacking gusto as the chief bad guy is the film's main asset.

Dean McKenna
Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

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