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Disconnect Reviews

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May 29, 2014
Richter's hauntingly beautiful score throughout the film catapults it into the stellarsphere of can't miss entertainment.
½ March 5, 2015
Impeccably plotted, beautifully directed and filmed, and filled with brilliant performances from its masterfully talented cast, Disconnect gets under your skin thanks to Max Richter's unforgettably riveting score and Andrew Stern's inventive script that uses cyber bullying, identity theft and child pornography to offer a rich, thought-provoking message about the dangers of social media.
½ March 24, 2016
The genuinely conceivable performances of this ensemble of good actors makes it very easy to connect with the story and characters.
September 21, 2013
Disconnect is an amazing and raw movie. About how distant people can be from the people they are supposed to be the closed to. i love Disconnect.
½ March 6, 2016
Excellent. Watched this expecting a slightly cheesy bandwagon piece on the perils of technology. Instead this is an intelligently written (insightful yet believable), movingly scored delight with superb performances from most of the cast (take your pick: Bateman, Grillo, Riseborough, Thieriot, ..).

The depth to the key characters is a breath of fresh air - there's no black and white, good and bad - just people dealing with life as they can, with deep flaws alongside their best efforts. I'm not usually a fan of Bateman's acting style, but his character's journey is entirely believable - indeed the actor stated this is his favourite film he's worked on.

The range of topics explored is inspirational: distant parents and relationships; sex workers vs "rescue" & media organisations that actually care little for welfare; cyber bullying & fraud; social networking as both a gift and a curse to the socially awkward; gender differences in problem solving, etc etc.

So many opportunities for the film to go overboard and choose audience pleasing drama over realism and insight - but the latter is chosen, culminating in a beautiful collage of potentially disastrous situations that play out realistically. Loved it.
February 15, 2016
reefer madness for the tech/millennial generation
January 27, 2016
Realidade + Conectividade + Globalização = Desconectados.
January 1, 2016
A terrific plot sadly bathed in TV movie melodrama banality.
September 19, 2015
Good film. Well shot and the stories are good showing the dark side of the Internet and come together nicely in the end. A bit overlong but well made.
½ October 6, 2013
Just a small glimpse of how harmful the internet can really be..
August 23, 2015
Good rental movie. Interesting and realistic.
August 17, 2015
How do you make a movie about real life experiences with authenticity? Without sugar-coating the subject? Without using types instead of characters? The independent film Disconnect may hold the answers. Three seemingly separate stories are connected by key characters and themes. It's not often I forget about the camera moves, the visual composition and the music but I did with Disconnect. I was drawn into these people's lives and emotionally invested in each of their stories. The subject matter is fairly heavy but the film didn't leave me with an odd flavour on the tip of my brain, as so many films today do. Disconnect is undoubtably worth a view.
August 9, 2015
This film reminds me of Crash, but I liked the characters in this better.
August 3, 2015
A little bit of a "crash" rip-off, but it is relevant and thoughtful. Overall it's a good movie!
August 2, 2015
Disconnect suffers from some dull moments but still manages to work thanks to some great performances, most notably from Jason Bateman.
July 28, 2015
An obvious emotionally moving picture that succeeds without trying to hard thanks to great sincere acting that feels real. It's obviously overemotional with the situations the characters are put in place. And the people act accordingly. Which surprisingly isn't common amongst Hollywood movies. So that combined with fine acting lead to the stories having enough traction to garner my belief and nonjudgmental attention throughout. Because I believed in most everything. One of my favorite things was that it ended with closure but not satisfyingly for all involved. Going along the theme of realness which in theory is very easy but I hardly see
July 19, 2015
I'd like to get two hours of my life and $18 back. Horrible movie. Three plots that never connect. Lousy parents and neglected children. If anyone doesn't know that things like this happen on the internet, they must be on ex-planet Pluto.
½ July 14, 2015
Not sure how I missed this movie, but damn it's good. Along with "Men/Women/Children" this film totally captures how adults and children function in the tech. heavy society and the consequences they face. Not an uplifter of a story, but honestly shows harsh truths we should all take notice of.
½ May 11, 2015
Decent sit down movie if you are unable to find anything to watch. The story will reel you in easily but ends up being a let down in the end due to the stories not coming full circles, leaving you with questions. The acting was on point and was nice to see Jason Bateman not doing a comedy. As far as cinematography, it could be better. Some shots are bright while some are very dark.
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