Disconnect succeeds most when it's pulling at the heartstrings.
| Original Score: 6/10
Stern's screenplay touches a nerve-the audience is nodding their heads at the outset of each of the stories and Rubin's excellent cast perfectly embody these familiar, everyday characters whose lives are suddenly upended.
Disconnect turns out to have a complicated view of life in the digital age. Rising to scenes of real intimacy and insight, the movie is stimulating, and, at times, touching.
| Original Score: B
Disconnect is to social networking what Requiem For A Dream was to drug addiction.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Disconnect is disturbing and haunting, but most of all, it's an immensely compelling and taut thriller.
| Original Score: 10/10
While "Disconnect" may not offer anything new to the argument against the overuse of technology, it remains a well-made film with strong performances from the entire cast.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
...long after Rubin's absorbing menu of issues intersect in a sparkling and unpredictable climax, his film likely will leave you thinking about much of what you've witnessed.
| Original Score: 4/5
A powerful tale about the dangers of spending a lifetime online or losing one's self to online fantasies or ideals.
There are some powerful moments, and the film remains edgy and compelling for about an hour before its interlocking structure becomes more constricting and heavy-handed.
Tries to plug in to real emotions, but the parts are more powerful than the whole
If a movie could have facial features, 'Disconnect' would wear a furrowed brow and earnest, worried eyes.
| Original Score: 2/4
A dark but powerful cautionary tale that benefits from strong performances from a talented cast.
| Original Score: 3/5
It doesn't all work -- and it sometimes feels like a much smarter take on Paul Haggis' Crash -- but enough of it works to make it a worthwhile film.
There's no way to see this film and not be concerned each time an electronic device is used. That kind of visceral reaction is what makes the film so disturbingly brilliant.
| Original Score: A
By constantly weaving these tales together, Rubin takes humanity out of the equation, almost as if all these human intersections were engineered by technology, not an increasingly interrelated world.
This movie doesn't need a reviewer, it needs a family mediator.
Come on, guys: There's nothing cinematic about Googling.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
"Disconnect" would have been wiser to focus more on the everyday ways technology alienates us from each other, rather than descend to this sort of fear-mongering melodrama.
| Original Score: C
There are no revelations or surprises, just newspaper editorial-style lamentations disguised as cautionary tales. I'd rather watch racism push Sandra Bullock down the stairs in Crash.
| Original Score: C-
Sensitive performances from the entire cast are absorbing, especially Jason Bateman in his first full-on dramatic role.