360 Reviews

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Cory Everett
The Playlist
July 10, 2013
If the film had not been afraid to go a little darker, dig a little deeper and develop its characters beyond their stereotypes, it would have been a much stronger effort.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 12, 2012
It just goes to show that, even with so much talent involved behind and in front of the camera, some material just won't work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
September 5, 2012
A carousel that gets caught up in its own whirlwind and doesn't utilize or know how to appreciate its talent properly.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
August 10, 2012
An utterly superficial movie ineffectively posing as a work of significance. Yes, "grandiosely superficial" will do quite nicely.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
August 1, 2012
Directed by Fernando Meirelles from a dusty script by Peter Morgan, 360 is all superficial stimulation, hollow and stiff as it beats the dead horse of we're-all-connected narratives.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
October 12, 2011
There's the sense that the filmmakers are more interested in the formal connections between the characters than the characters themselves. This is a movie in love with its own architecture despite said design venting drama, like a house that loses heat.
Shaun Munro
What Culture
October 12, 2011
There are some compelling performances here - especially Foster and Hopkins - but they are held at the mercy of tiresome armchair philosophy and an almost fetishistic focus on silly people and the misery they cause.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Violet Lucca
Film Comment Magazine
June 28, 2013
Spending 111 minutes watching people at the mall would be a more illuminating study of human behavior-and undoubtedly more entertaining.
David Roark
Paste Magazine
August 10, 2012
Burdened with a dawdling pace and a contrived storyline (and the moral vacuum said storyline creates), 360 falls short on pretty much every level.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post
August 10, 2012
Though the cinematography looks sleek, with shots through windows and in mirrors, split screens and city lights that blur and sharpen, the stories equate to a tangled mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
August 3, 2012
It's as interesting as a viewing exercise as it must have been as a writing exercise. But traveling 360 degrees with your story means you end up right back where you started.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
August 30, 2012
Mereilles stretches some of his links to beyond tenuous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
July 30, 2012
A better title: A Few Famous and Not-So-Famous Actors Bump into Each Other and Don't Do or Say Much of Consequence. Wordy, yes, but accurate.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
August 2, 2012
The movie makes for joyless viewing, big stars and all.
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
August 2, 2012
360 throws in enough cold weather, meaningful stares and cursory explorations of globalism to fool easily-impressed audiences into thinking they've seen something important, but there's nothing new or resonant going on here.
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William Goss
Film.com
August 1, 2012
We hopscotch from person to person, continent to continent, grievance to grievance until things come thuddingly full circle (thus, the title).
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
August 14, 2012
It's a dull world after all.
Jordan Hoffman
ScreenCrush
July 31, 2012
360 represents the number of times you'll turn to the person next to you and say "oh, you've got to be kidding me!"
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
August 9, 2012
Much like its own characters, it dithers too much - and it dares too little.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Robert Levin
amNewYork
August 11, 2012
A waste of talent and a tired enterprise, with its brief snippets of compelling content undone by the overarching blandness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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