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Disconnect Reviews

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian
May 12, 2015
Reefer Madness with smartphones.
Austin Trunick
Under the Radar
August 18, 2014
Disconnect succeeds most when it's pulling at the heartstrings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 27, 2014
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.
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Michael Sragow
Orange County Register
March 3, 2014
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 | Original Score: B
Robert Kojder
What Culture
October 30, 2013
Disconnect is to social networking what Requiem For A Dream was to drug addiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
September 22, 2013
Disconnect is disturbing and haunting, but most of all, it's an immensely compelling and taut thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Jeff Beck
September 16, 2013
While "Disconnect" may not offer anything new to the argument against the overuse of technology, it remains a well-made film with strong performances from the entire cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Urbancich
Your Movies (cleveland.com)
August 17, 2013
...long after Rubin's absorbing menu of issues intersect in a sparkling and unpredictable climax, his film likely will leave you thinking about much of what you've witnessed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
A powerful tale about the dangers of spending a lifetime online or losing one's self to online fantasies or ideals.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Todd Jorgenson
June 12, 2013
There are some powerful moments, and the film remains edgy and compelling for about an hour before its interlocking structure becomes more constricting and heavy-handed.
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
May 26, 2013
Tries to plug in to real emotions, but the parts are more powerful than the whole
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 10, 2013
If a movie could have facial features, 'Disconnect' would wear a furrowed brow and earnest, worried eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Scott
May 10, 2013
A dark but powerful cautionary tale that benefits from strong performances from a talented cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 8, 2013
It doesn't all work -- and it sometimes feels like a much smarter take on Paul Haggis' Crash -- but enough of it works to make it a worthwhile film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rick Bentley
Fresno Bee
May 2, 2013
There's no way to see this film and not be concerned each time an electronic device is used. That kind of visceral reaction is what makes the film so disturbingly brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Chris Foran
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
May 2, 2013
By constantly weaving these tales together, Rubin takes humanity out of the equation, almost as if all these human intersections were engineered by technology, not an increasingly interrelated world.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 27, 2013
This movie doesn't need a reviewer, it needs a family mediator.
Leah Churner
Austin Chronicle
April 26, 2013
Come on, guys: There's nothing cinematic about Googling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Marc Mohan
April 26, 2013
"Disconnect" would have been wiser to focus more on the everyday ways technology alienates us from each other, rather than descend to this sort of fear-mongering melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
April 20, 2013
There are no revelations or surprises, just newspaper editorial-style lamentations disguised as cautionary tales. I'd rather watch racism push Sandra Bullock down the stairs in Crash.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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