January 12, 2015
My favorite kind of film.
One that's unrelentlessly miserable.
January 4, 2015
Over dramatic and pessimist.
December 29, 2014
A strong cast for a particularly downbeat but well judged picture. Director Kaye is far from prolific but this is another example of his astute measure of the human condition
December 26, 2014
For its emotional depth as well as being an inspiration to become more self aware and develop the ability to connect with others by caring for the universal condition we all share I give this film my utmost recommendation
November 29, 2014
the whole movie is a big downer, with nothing to redeem it
November 29, 2014
I really enjoyed this movie, mostly because the raw realism of it makes everything in the story seem deeper and important.
July 29, 2012
Profondément perturbant, tragique, I loved it.
November 18, 2014
Detachment's insight into troubled youth and the overall human condition was passionate, but left a hopeless feeling. The acting was topnotch, the writing was tasteful, but the story lacked resolution.
November 9, 2014
It was okay. A bit too preachy, but still a realistic portrayal of failing schools and the mentality of the people who spend their days there.
November 8, 2014
The unrelenting pessimism can be hard to digest at times, but this is an important and vastly underrated film that addresses the systematic disintegration of public education system in the US. Brody goes all out in his depiction, and reminds us why he was the youngest to win the Oscar for best actor.
December 10, 2012
Hard-hitting film with an art-house feel to it.
May 6, 2013
there are really corny aspects to the film, cause the direction is a little try-hard at times, but the intent of the writing comes through, and the subject matter is something worth talking about.
October 19, 2014
Great honest look at schools, but gives no hope or solutions.
October 1, 2014
Some of us believe that we can make a difference, and then sometimes we wake up, and then realized we failed ~ Henry Barthes
September 26, 2014
Worth watching, if only for the powerful performances.
June 23, 2014
Very good acting and a great topic.....no answers to any of the problems and parts were a bit too textbook....but worth watching.
May 25, 2014
This would have been a good film if it had been handled differently. The artsy direction really doesn't do anything for the story. Funny that Bryan Cranston thought the movie didn't do justice to the script. Although I haven't read the screenplay, I can imagine why he said that.
May 18, 2014
"Detachment" es, probablemente, la mejor película sobre profesores de la historia del cine. Es un poderoso trabajo a cargo del excéntrico director Tony Kaye (famoso por su magnífica "American History X"). Adrien Brody nos ofrece una actuación magistral encarnando al profesor sustituto Henry Barthes, quien intenta ofrecerle algo a unos estudiantes llenos de rabia y falta de autoconsciencia, en una escuela donde lo más importante es el dinero y que los estudiantes estén matriculados, con unos colegas mal pagos y al borde del desespero y con unos padres acusadores y ausentes. "Detachment" nos muestra el problema de la educación actual: los estudiantes son responsables, los maestros son responsables, los directivos son responsables, pero, al igual que con "American History X", es en los padres donde encontramos la razón de tanto abandono, rabia, intolerancia e ignorancia. Esta es una película dura que debería verse de manera obligatoria en las escuelas.
May 10, 2014
Brody packs a delicate punch in this fine character piece, but the film's wider scope is over-shadowed by its blatant finger-wagging.
May 3, 2014
A film with many qualities, excellent performances and the possibility to encounter beauty in the darkest alleys.