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Terms And Conditions May Apply Reviews

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 15, 2013
A depressing reflection of a pervasive and thoroughly modern malaise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Phil Brown
Globe and Mail
August 9, 2013
Not just a documentary about Internet privacy, but a non-fiction horror flick for anyone who blindly agrees to user licensing agreements online (a.k.a. everyone).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2013
The film presents some worthwhile information, but in a painfully uncreative manner.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2013
The term "opting in" suggests a matter of choice. But as the thoughtful and spirited documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" makes chillingly clear, choices are few for netizens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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July 11, 2013
A quietly appalled we-really-oughta-do something documentary ...
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 11, 2013
The title of "Terms and Conditions May Apply" is unlikely to excite, but the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Scott MacDonald
AV Club
July 11, 2013
Terms And Conditions may not be a particularly well-made doc, but it provides a much-needed wake-up call.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
July 10, 2013
A wide-ranging, if shallow, exploration of intrusive government surveillance practices.
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 1, 2013
It presents a terrifying reality -- the future is now! -- where all of the things we consider to be personal and private in our lives are easily accessible to anyone anywhere with a few clicks of a keyboard
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Joe Leydon
Variety
July 1, 2013
Deftly balancing twin goals of informing and entertaining, the pic matter-of-factly details the various ways that marketers, multinational corporations, police departments and government-run intelligence-gathering organizations obtain and exploit info.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
July 1, 2013
Though it mostly summarizes available arguments instead of uncovering new facts, it's an accessible primer that could have some appeal at arthouses.