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Detachment Reviews

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July 8, 2012
Incredible performances from the cast, but Detachment is perhaps just too pretentiously depressing for its own good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 5, 2012
It's directed and acted with enough sensitivity to stir our sympathies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 2, 2012
It's impossible to take his didactic diatribe as seriously as it takes itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 15, 2012
Tony Kaye's excellent drama features a killer performance by Adrien Brody.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 12, 2012
Teeters into self-parody, a self-important, humourless exposť of modern education that eventually becomes exhausting to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 10, 2012
A loud, grating wallow in dime-store despair.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
May 9, 2012
...an affecting and frequently engrossing drama...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 4, 2012
Detachment is a fantastic mish-mash about contemporary isolation as viewed in a large, impersonal public school.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 4, 2012
The film is guilty of reverse sentimentality, where the relentless unhappiness comes to seem as manufactured and artificial as the schmaltz in a romcom.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 3, 2012
Detachment gets an A for enthusiasm but a C for execution.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2012
Soulful, surrealistic, making an angst-driven declaration about contemporary desolation.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
April 1, 2012
Tony Kaye's Detachment is the latest installment of angst and chalk figures. Detachment basically is inauthentic and pretentious. Like most education, it blows its opportunity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 29, 2012
Uneven but intermittently powerful...might itself have benefited from a bit of detachment and restraint.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 29, 2012
Brody expertly depicts someone broken and compassionate, disillusioned and giving.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 26, 2012
Detachment is a powerful, incisive and emotionally stirring film that provides keen insight into an over-saturated topic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.9/10
March 22, 2012
There's something weirdly effective about the artistic desperation, which includes inserts of chalkboard animation and to-the-camera testimonials.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 22, 2012
Everywhere you turn in Detachment, someone is trying to make you feel like hell.
March 21, 2012
An emotionally powerful, enlightening drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 20, 2012
The approach ... is relentlessly cynical and depressing.
March 18, 2012
There's considerable gap between level of ambition and level of execution in Tony (American History X) Kaye's problem picture, which is preachy, didactic and dramatically flawed.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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