Detachment Reviews

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January 8, 2019
Tony Kaye's ragged, expressionistic aesthetic may have its detractors but it intuitively suits the wrought scenario of Detachment.
September 8, 2017
A gripping drama, Detachment offers a gut-wrenching look at the school system, as told by the unsung heroes--the teachers.
February 5, 2013
It's a film so well paced with a message so relevant that it deserves an audience bigger than what it got and it deserves more of an emotional impact than will resonant throughout.
August 15, 2012
Detachment is the sort of film-of-the-week that ought to appeal to anyone who loves movies in the purest sense.
July 15, 2012
Detachment has such original energy and is so infused with righteous anger that it proves hard to dismiss.
July 14, 2012
The acting is excellent but the movie is the sort of thing that gives pessimism a bad name.
July 13, 2012
Despite its title and central theme, Tony Kaye's complicated lament for values abandoned and children betrayed leaves little room for indifference.
July 13, 2012
Admittedly, the film is heavy-handed in places, but it still makes you sit up and take notice.
July 13, 2012
If Detachment is only partially successful, it is still more watchable than most school sagas.
July 13, 2012
It is pretentious and overbearing at times but passionate.
July 12, 2012
It is a touch more subtle than X, carrying off the tough trick of being both amusing and depressing.
July 12, 2012
It's watchable enough, but the bludgeoning screenplay seems undercooked compared to the high-grade actors on show.
July 12, 2012
Like the recent Margaret it rages against the dying of the light in a country where too many people think the lights are still on.
July 11, 2012
Stylishly directed and sharply written, this is an engaging, if ultimately depressing drama with strong performances from a superb ensemble cast.
July 10, 2012
Tony Kaye's penchant for piercing filmmaking hasn't gone anywhere.
July 5, 2012
It's directed and acted with enough sensitivity to stir our sympathies.
June 15, 2012
Tony Kaye's excellent drama features a killer performance by Adrien Brody.
May 9, 2012
...an affecting and frequently engrossing drama...
May 4, 2012
Detachment is a fantastic mish-mash about contemporary isolation as viewed in a large, impersonal public school.
April 10, 2012
Soulful, surrealistic, making an angst-driven declaration about contemporary desolation.
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