Disclosure Reviews

  • Sep 27, 2019

    This movie is dead center of Michael Douglas's rich white men are being victimized period. It is also serves as the third part of Douglas's Misogyny Trilogy in which we learn that women with mental disorders are evil (FATAL ATTRACTION, 1987), smart bi-sexual women are evil (BASIC INSTINCT, 1992), and women in leadership roles are evil (this p.o.s., 1994). Douglas isn't solely responsible for DISCLOSURE, of course. This film had a 40 million dollar budget in 1994 which is a huge budget for an ‘R' rated thriller, even 25 years later. That means a lot of Hollywood movers and shakers made it happen. Even if you forgive those execs that were expecting another THE FIRM (1993) style corporate thriller or Michael Crichton techno-actioner, that leaves a lot of Hollywood muscle left who understood the thing that was delivered: an irrational fear of femininity. Even in 1994 I found the whole "sexual harassment happens to men too" premise pretty obnoxious and I wasn't exactly what someone would call "woke" to women dealing with harassment in the workplace. But I didn't go to see this movie in theatres because I wanted to enter a discussion about the power dynamics between the sexes in corporate America at the end of the 20th century. Nope. I went to see what I thought was going to be a romp through a twisting potboiler powered by virtual reality shoved through the brilliant lens and direction of Barry Levinson. Unfortunately DISCLOSURE does not even deliver on that. Much like women's issues, Hollywood screenwriters know so little about computers and technology that you kind of wonder why they even try to bother to build stories around them. Personally I think that Michael Douglas didn't pick these roles because he wanted to be remembered for portraying assholes and douchebags. His intention wasn't to perpetuate the idea that men are strong and stable while women are not. An idea that mass market entertainment had always fueled. Rather, I think Douglas honestly believed that movies like DISCLOSURE and FATAL ATTRACTION were good because they had strong female leads, regardless of how they were portrayed. I think Demi Moore took the role because it came with one of the largest paychecks an actress had ever earned for a major motion picture. Of course, that paycheck was only about 60% as that of her male co-star. Typical. Don't watch this.

    This movie is dead center of Michael Douglas's rich white men are being victimized period. It is also serves as the third part of Douglas's Misogyny Trilogy in which we learn that women with mental disorders are evil (FATAL ATTRACTION, 1987), smart bi-sexual women are evil (BASIC INSTINCT, 1992), and women in leadership roles are evil (this p.o.s., 1994). Douglas isn't solely responsible for DISCLOSURE, of course. This film had a 40 million dollar budget in 1994 which is a huge budget for an ‘R' rated thriller, even 25 years later. That means a lot of Hollywood movers and shakers made it happen. Even if you forgive those execs that were expecting another THE FIRM (1993) style corporate thriller or Michael Crichton techno-actioner, that leaves a lot of Hollywood muscle left who understood the thing that was delivered: an irrational fear of femininity. Even in 1994 I found the whole "sexual harassment happens to men too" premise pretty obnoxious and I wasn't exactly what someone would call "woke" to women dealing with harassment in the workplace. But I didn't go to see this movie in theatres because I wanted to enter a discussion about the power dynamics between the sexes in corporate America at the end of the 20th century. Nope. I went to see what I thought was going to be a romp through a twisting potboiler powered by virtual reality shoved through the brilliant lens and direction of Barry Levinson. Unfortunately DISCLOSURE does not even deliver on that. Much like women's issues, Hollywood screenwriters know so little about computers and technology that you kind of wonder why they even try to bother to build stories around them. Personally I think that Michael Douglas didn't pick these roles because he wanted to be remembered for portraying assholes and douchebags. His intention wasn't to perpetuate the idea that men are strong and stable while women are not. An idea that mass market entertainment had always fueled. Rather, I think Douglas honestly believed that movies like DISCLOSURE and FATAL ATTRACTION were good because they had strong female leads, regardless of how they were portrayed. I think Demi Moore took the role because it came with one of the largest paychecks an actress had ever earned for a major motion picture. Of course, that paycheck was only about 60% as that of her male co-star. Typical. Don't watch this.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    A vapid time capsule that shows how sexual harassment was understood in the 90s.

    A vapid time capsule that shows how sexual harassment was understood in the 90s.

  • Dec 06, 2018

    Disclosure was released in 1994 when both Douglas and Moore were huge stars. Douglas plays a family man working for a virtual reality firm which hire young attractive Moore- who had a past with Douglas. She seduces him, and they end up having some rough sex, later she ends up taking him to the cleaners. He hires a clever attorney and somehow manages to escape with his job and reputation. Disclosure is a mid-90s decent enough film featuring some nice Seattle scenery and some rather outdated VR technology. Regardless, this is a great film- the likes of which are not made anymore.

    Disclosure was released in 1994 when both Douglas and Moore were huge stars. Douglas plays a family man working for a virtual reality firm which hire young attractive Moore- who had a past with Douglas. She seduces him, and they end up having some rough sex, later she ends up taking him to the cleaners. He hires a clever attorney and somehow manages to escape with his job and reputation. Disclosure is a mid-90s decent enough film featuring some nice Seattle scenery and some rather outdated VR technology. Regardless, this is a great film- the likes of which are not made anymore.

  • Ed K Super Reviewer
    Dec 02, 2018

    The tech's dated but the message is timeless.

    The tech's dated but the message is timeless.

  • Nov 18, 2018

    Seedy drama that does not have anywhere near enough good in it to overcome the unsavoury content.

    Seedy drama that does not have anywhere near enough good in it to overcome the unsavoury content.

  • Sep 15, 2018

    Disclosure was released in 1994 when both Douglas and Moore were huge stars. Douglas plays a family man working for a virtual reality firm which hire young attractive Moore- who had a past with Douglas. She seduces him, and they end up having some rough sex, later she ends up taking him to the cleaners. He hires a clever attorney and somehow manages to escape with his job and reputation. Disclosure is a mid-90s decent enough film featuring some nice Seattle scenery and some rather outdated VR technology. Regardless, this is a great film- the likes of which are not made anymore.(Pretty good early 90s thriller starring Michael Douglas and Demi moore).

    Disclosure was released in 1994 when both Douglas and Moore were huge stars. Douglas plays a family man working for a virtual reality firm which hire young attractive Moore- who had a past with Douglas. She seduces him, and they end up having some rough sex, later she ends up taking him to the cleaners. He hires a clever attorney and somehow manages to escape with his job and reputation. Disclosure is a mid-90s decent enough film featuring some nice Seattle scenery and some rather outdated VR technology. Regardless, this is a great film- the likes of which are not made anymore.(Pretty good early 90s thriller starring Michael Douglas and Demi moore).

  • Aug 31, 2018

    Disclosure came at just about the right time. Computers and the use of technology such as virtual reality was at its height in the early 90s, as were work place harassment and issues related to that. Certainly in Hollywood it seemed that is all they made and Michael Douglas seemed to have a propensity to choose such scripts where he is falsely accused and framed. Demi Moore is ravishing here and the pacing is really good. The setting used is good- scenic Pacific Northwest as opposed to Los Angeles and New York City. You should watch this film if you haven't already.

    Disclosure came at just about the right time. Computers and the use of technology such as virtual reality was at its height in the early 90s, as were work place harassment and issues related to that. Certainly in Hollywood it seemed that is all they made and Michael Douglas seemed to have a propensity to choose such scripts where he is falsely accused and framed. Demi Moore is ravishing here and the pacing is really good. The setting used is good- scenic Pacific Northwest as opposed to Los Angeles and New York City. You should watch this film if you haven't already.

  • Aug 30, 2018

    Disclosure came at a time in Michael Douglas's career when was becoming adept at playing men who had been taken advantage of in some ways. Disclosure carried forward this trend as he once again gets taken advantage of- this time by Demi Moore who accuses him of rape. Douglas plays a family man working for a virtual reality firm which hire young attractive Moore- who had a past with Douglas. She seduces him, and they end up having some rough sex, later she ends up taking him to the cleaners. He hires a clever attorney and somehow manages to escape with his job and reputation. Disclosure is a mid-90s decent enough film featuring some nice Seattle scenery and some rather outdated VR technology. Regardless, this is a great film- the likes of which are not made anymore.

    Disclosure came at a time in Michael Douglas's career when was becoming adept at playing men who had been taken advantage of in some ways. Disclosure carried forward this trend as he once again gets taken advantage of- this time by Demi Moore who accuses him of rape. Douglas plays a family man working for a virtual reality firm which hire young attractive Moore- who had a past with Douglas. She seduces him, and they end up having some rough sex, later she ends up taking him to the cleaners. He hires a clever attorney and somehow manages to escape with his job and reputation. Disclosure is a mid-90s decent enough film featuring some nice Seattle scenery and some rather outdated VR technology. Regardless, this is a great film- the likes of which are not made anymore.

  • Aug 19, 2018

    quite a realistic plot, but so much is overacted...

    quite a realistic plot, but so much is overacted...

  • Aug 01, 2018

    Disclosure came at just about the right time. Computers and the use of technology such as virtual reality was at its height in the early 90s, as were work place harassment and issues related to that. Certainly in Hollywood it seemed that is all they made and Michael Douglas seemed to have a propensity to choose such scripts where he is falsely accused and framed. Demi Moore is ravishing here and the pacing is really good. The setting used is good- scenic Pacific Northwest as opposed to Los Angeles and New York City. You should watch this film if you haven't already. (Michael Douglas, Demi Moore and VR!).

    Disclosure came at just about the right time. Computers and the use of technology such as virtual reality was at its height in the early 90s, as were work place harassment and issues related to that. Certainly in Hollywood it seemed that is all they made and Michael Douglas seemed to have a propensity to choose such scripts where he is falsely accused and framed. Demi Moore is ravishing here and the pacing is really good. The setting used is good- scenic Pacific Northwest as opposed to Los Angeles and New York City. You should watch this film if you haven't already. (Michael Douglas, Demi Moore and VR!).