The Great Hack

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The Great Hack
Directed byKarim Amer
Jehane Noujaim
Produced byKarim Amer
Jehane Noujaim
Written byKarim Amer
Erin Barnett
StarringCarole Cadwalladr
David Carroll
Brittany Kaiser
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
  • January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • July 24, 2019 (2019-07-24)
Running time
113 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Great Hack is a 2019 documentary film about the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal, produced and directed by Jehane Noujaim and Karim Amer.[1][2]

The documentary was released by Netflix on July 24, 2019.[3]


The Cambridge Analytica scandal is examined through the eyes of several involved persons.[4]



The Great Hack holds a 85% "Fresh" rating and a weighted average of 7.24/10 on Rotten Tomatoes based on 39 reviews, with the consensus being, "The Great Hack offers an alarming glimpse of the way data is being weaponized for political gain -- and what it might mean for future elections."[5] Peter Bradshaw writing in The Guardian said the film concerned "the biggest scandal of our time: the gigantic question mark over the legality of the Brexit vote" and awarded it five stars.[6]


  1. ^ "Netflix documentary The Great Hack turns the Cambridge Analytica scandal into high drama". The Verge. July 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'The Great Hack' On Netflix, A Documentary About How Cambridge Analytica Mined Our Personal Data And Who Blew The Whistle". Decider. Retrieved August 5, 2019.
  3. ^ "Netflix's The Great Hack Brings Our Data Nightmare to Life". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2019-09-13 – via
  4. ^ "'The Great Hack': Film Review - Sundance 2019". The Hollywood Reporter. July 8, 2019.
  5. ^ The Great Hack at Rotten Tomatoes
  6. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (23 July 2019). "The Great Hack review – searing exposé of the Cambridge Analytica scandal". The Guardian. London, United Kingdom. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2019-07-31.

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