Rated: R for violence. Reviewed by: Frank Release date: May 26, 1995 Released by: Columbia TriStar
With a little bit of Day of the Dolphin, D.O.A., Blade Runner and mostly an Intel commercial, Johnny Mnemonic is an overacted depressing view of the future.
Mnemonic (Keanu Reeves) is a courier of data which he carries in his head on a device (chip) which has replaced his childhood memories. In his last run he overloads and places himself in danger of dying from the bleeding caused by the overload.
Asian criminals are the corporate heads who want the information in Mnemonic's head. Dolph Lundgren's character kills for a living and Ice-T's character leads a vagabond street gang who has more technical equipment than NASA.
The direction by Robert Longo is silly, violent, lifeless and lacking in imagination.