We Live in Public

Critics Consensus

This documentary about Josh Harris' surveillance-as-art project exposes the problems of privacy in the internet age and asks provocative questions about the power of ego in a place where everything is on display.

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Total Count: 49

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User Ratings: 13,303
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About the Internet's revolutionary impact on human interaction as told through the eyes and artwork of maverick web pioneer, Josh Harris.

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Critic Reviews for We Live in Public

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (17) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (9)

  • Josh Harris focuses the lens on himself. You probably have never heard of him. And when the film is over, you may wish you still hadn't.

    Dec 11, 2009 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The big question is whether we're now living in a more pragmatic time.

    Nov 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Dave Calhoun

    Time Out
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  • Mercifully, Harris has now run out of money, but I fear we haven't heard the last of him.

    Nov 13, 2009 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Toby Young

    Times (UK)
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  • [Timoner's] film - cobbled together over 15 years - has grown so beguiled by its wonky, disquieting hero that it has lost its distance and mislaid all scepticism.

    Nov 13, 2009 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Xan Brooks

    Guardian
    Top Critic
  • What Timoner has done for sure is assemble another documentary of monumental scope. She has a priceless knack for being in the right place at the right time, allied to a filmmaker's instinct for narrative, and a journalistic tenacity.

    Nov 13, 2009
  • We Live in Public is the kind of nonfiction film that seems to have been conceived to prove that truth is stranger than almost any fiction...

    Nov 12, 2009 | Rating: 3/4

Audience Reviews for We Live in Public

  • Aug 06, 2010
    Its funny how 1 minute you can be on the top of the world & everybody knows your name & the next minute, Everybody forgets who you are.A documentary worth taking a look at
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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