Disconnect (2013)



Critic Consensus: It's didactic in spots and melodramatic in others, but Disconnect's strong cast helps make it a timely, effective exploration of modern society's technological overload.

Movie Info

Murderball director Henry Alex Rubin explores the destructive potential of the internet in this ensemble drama starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, and Alexander Skarsgård. His marriage dissolving before his very eyes, a former Marine (Skarsgård) ruins his credit by gambling online as his wife (Paula Patton) strikes up an intimate relationship on a popular social networking site. When identity theft puts their life savings at risk, the couple tracks down the man (Michael Nyqvust) they believe is … More

Rating: R (for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence and drug use - some involving teens)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Andrew Stern
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 17, 2013
Box Office: $1.4M
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Critic Reviews for Disconnect

All Critics (75) | Top Critics (30)

Disconnect turns out to have a complicated view of life in the digital age. Rising to scenes of real intimacy and insight, the movie is stimulating, and, at times, touching.

Full Review… | March 3, 2014
Orange County Register
Top Critic

Handsomely shot and judiciously edited, the film benefits from a superlative cast ...

Full Review… | April 19, 2013
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's left to the actors to make up for the gaffes, and they're definitely up to the task.

Full Review… | April 18, 2013
Seattle Times
Top Critic

Reefer Madness with smartphones.

Full Review… | May 12, 2015
The Improper Bostonian

Disconnect succeeds most when it's pulling at the heartstrings.

Full Review… | August 18, 2014
Under the Radar

Stern's screenplay touches a nerve-the audience is nodding their heads at the outset of each of the stories and Rubin's excellent cast perfectly embody these familiar, everyday characters whose lives are suddenly upended.

Full Review… | June 27, 2014
Windy City Times

Audience Reviews for Disconnect


I felt that while the film covered very pertinent issues that have never really well-portrayed on film before, the script fell a bit short in developing these characters or perhaps the ending. Either way, the performances here are top-notch.

Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

Could have been worse (I get the comparisons with 'Crash' but it doesn't deserve that!) but could have been so much better (slight when compared with Magnolia) but it's still a lot of fun and rewarding enough to come back to... just not quite as thought-provoking as they would have us believe

William Sleet

Super Reviewer

Good movie. A definite example of how movies whose stories intertwine SHOULD be done. And, if you have kids who are social media junkies, it is a must see. Jason Bateman was especially good in a rare dramatic role. Not your typical cookie cutter happy ending. Definitely a movie people should see in today's age of technology, where everyone seems to be on a cell phone, ipad, etc. Stellar job done by all.

Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

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