The Hater

    The Hater


    A duplicitous young man finds success in the dark world of social media smear tactics — but his virtual vitriol soon has violent real-life consequences.

    Your Movie Library


    • Maciej MusiałowskiTomasz Giemza
    • Vanessa AleksanderGabi Krasucka
    • Danuta StenkaZofia Krasucka
    • Jacek KomanRobert Krasucki
    • Agata KuleszaBeata Santorska
    • Maciej StuhrPaweł Rudnicki
    • Adam GradowskiStefan 'Guzek' Guzkowski
    • Piotr BiedrońKamil
    • Jędrzej WieleckiStaszek Rydel
    • Jan HrynkiewiczRoommate Marcin Karpiuk


    • 75

      Every time it feels like Komasa and Pacewicz edge too close to sympathy for their modern monster, Tomasz does something that reveals those feelings to be unearned and undesired by the filmmakers. And it’s that give and take that makes The Hater interesting.
    • 64


      The film drags on until the story becomes harder to buy and the central character harder to remain interested in.
    • 60


      Unlike “Corpus Christi,” which was loosely based on factual events, The Hater parts ways with plausibility early on — and yet, it’s relevant enough to prey on our anxieties.
    • 60

      The New York Times

      The movie is most effective in detailing how disinformation campaigns work.
    • 50

      Movie Nation

      All this amorality is in service of a morality tale, of course, pointing out that politics is more than just a game manipulated by liars and cheats. It’s a blood-port, and hate speech incites hate crimes in this self-righteous, long and meandering allegory.

    Seen by

    • MARTIN
    • Ikonoblast