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Disconnect Reviews

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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
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
April 19, 2013
Handsomely shot and judiciously edited, the film benefits from a superlative cast ...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Hartl
Seattle Times
April 18, 2013
It's left to the actors to make up for the gaffes, and they're definitely up to the task.
| Original Score: 3/4
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April 18, 2013
Even in the heightened awareness of a post- age (and its ), Disconnect is naturally gripping.
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
April 18, 2013
Journalists lie, spouses stray and thieves steal, but "Disconnect" keeps trying, unsuccessfully, to pin the blame on technology rather than its users.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
April 18, 2013
I preferred "Disconnect" 10 years ago when it was called "Crash."
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
April 18, 2013
As cautionary tales go, "Disconnect" is a pretty good one, but it's not really a whole lot more than that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
April 18, 2013
In the sobering drama Disconnect, technology is one of the culprits that separate people from each other - but not the only one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
April 12, 2013
"There wasn't a moment during this movie when I was thinking about anything other than this movie"
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 12, 2013
One of the rare films that directly responds to and expresses modern anxieties.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
April 12, 2013
A deeply flawed motion picture containing moments of brilliance that illustrate its strong thematic content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
April 12, 2013
There's a movie to be made, perhaps, about the way that electronic devices have created distance between us. But it'd be better if not every story revolved around a crime.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
April 12, 2013
Soulful though the film is, melodrama gradually sneaks in, and then it takes over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jordan Hoffman
Film.com
April 11, 2013
Not as bad as 'Crash,' but it sure as heck ain't good
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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Amy Nicholson
Los Angeles Times
April 11, 2013
What works is the uncomfortable intimacy of peering over the shoulders of, say, Patton when she watches YouTube videos of her dead son, and the shudder of recognition that our hard drives are our external consciences.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
April 11, 2013
A bleak vision of life in the Internet age as an asocial network where faceless predators abound, heedless kids live secret lives, everything is phishy until proven otherwise and quests for love or intimacy lead to loneliness or grief.
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 2013
Rubin, the award-winning documentary filmmaker of Murderball, working with a script by Andrew Stern, is good with the details, and he gets strong performances from his cast in this, his debut feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
April 11, 2013
Worst-case scenarios for our forays into chat rooms and social network sites are laid bare, as are the illegal and immoral contours of the digital landscape in this well-acted dramatic thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 11, 2013
The film ominously conveys a world of too much information but too little communication, where people have become slaves to glowing hand-held devices that were designed to make life easier but have made it busier and more complicated.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 11, 2013
Built around several seemingly separate but ultimately interconnected stories, Disconnect will earn comparisons to Crash. Yet unlike Crash ... Disconnect tempers its more over-the-top moments with a real sense of tension and emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 11, 2013
"Disconnect" is far from a bad movie. It's just better at melodrama than drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
April 11, 2013
This dour would-be art movie posits that social media might be alienating people from each other rather than bringing them together. (Spoiler alert: the title is a metaphor.)
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
April 11, 2013
[An] unsubtle but unsettling assessment of contemporary technology.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
April 11, 2013
I believed the lives of these people. I believed they'd do the drastic things they do in the face of crisis. I ached for them when things went terribly wrong and rooted for them when there were glimmers of hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
April 10, 2013
How a new director works with actors is telling, and the performances in Disconnect are first-rate all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
April 10, 2013
The thematic points are made clearly, with well-sustained tension and no shortage of dramatic impact. It's just that it's all a bit obvious ...
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
April 10, 2013
Responsible, riveting and intense, it's a film about cybercrime that left me shaking-the movie equivalent of sticking a wet finger into a hot socket.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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David Fear
Time Out
April 9, 2013
All the hand-wringing tech paranoia is merely an excuse for a microversion of Babel-like melodrama, one in which the loosely interwoven stories, regrettably, never add up to the sum of their parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
April 9, 2013
While well-crafted and at times moving, screenwriter Andrew Stern's cautionary tales can't help but feel behind the curve, the news they're so urgently sharing already fully absorbed by the culture.
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Guy Lodge
Variety
September 17, 2012
Andrew Stern's overworked but oddly nonspecific script needs to be a lot savvier about contempo media culture to bear the didactic weight of its themes.