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Disconnect Reviews

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½ March 5, 2017
3 stories about the darker side of technology and the effect it can have on people, this is not a feel good film
Super Reviewer
January 14, 2017
Powerful. I could relate with a person from each "story."
December 31, 2016
This is a very effective and suspenseful cyber fear melodrama.
The movie is expertly cast. All the actors very good in their roles. And the thing clips along at a rapid pace as we follow three different stories involving underage webcam sex performers, identity theft, and teen online bullying that goes very badly.

Good and tastefully done movie of it's type.
December 21, 2016
Incredible movie. The stories are some of the most captivating and socially relevant of our time, being rough to watch in its realism, supported by stylish direction and absolutely breathtaking performances from its cast, especially Bateman, Bobo, Theriot and Grillo.
September 9, 2016
interesen film koj bi trebalo sekoj da go pogledne, filmov go prikazuva vlijanieto na internetot vo moderniot svet...
½ August 13, 2016
This was good. Definitely would recommend.
April 30, 2016
Richter's hauntingly beautiful score throughout the film catapults it into the stellarsphere of can't miss entertainment.
½ April 18, 2016
Impeccably plotted, beautifully directed and filmed, and filled with brilliant performances from its masterfully talented cast, Disconnect gets under your skin thanks to Max Richter's unforgettably riveting score and Andrew Stern's inventive script that uses cyber bullying, identity theft and child pornography to offer a rich, thought-provoking message about the dangers of social media.
½ March 24, 2016
The genuinely conceivable performances of this ensemble of good actors makes it very easy to connect with the story and characters.
March 19, 2016
Disconnect is an amazing and raw movie. About how distant people can be from the people they are supposed to be the closed to. i love Disconnect.
½ March 6, 2016
Excellent. Watched this expecting a slightly cheesy bandwagon piece on the perils of technology. Instead this is an intelligently written (insightful yet believable), movingly scored delight with superb performances from most of the cast (take your pick: Bateman, Grillo, Riseborough, Thieriot, ..).

The depth to the key characters is a breath of fresh air - there's no black and white, good and bad - just people dealing with life as they can, with deep flaws alongside their best efforts. I'm not usually a fan of Bateman's acting style, but his character's journey is entirely believable - indeed the actor stated this is his favourite film he's worked on.

The range of topics explored is inspirational: distant parents and relationships; sex workers vs "rescue" & media organisations that actually care little for welfare; cyber bullying & fraud; social networking as both a gift and a curse to the socially awkward; gender differences in problem solving, etc etc.

So many opportunities for the film to go overboard and choose audience pleasing drama over realism and insight - but the latter is chosen, culminating in a beautiful collage of potentially disastrous situations that play out realistically. Loved it.
February 15, 2016
reefer madness for the tech/millennial generation
January 27, 2016
Realidade + Conectividade + Globalização = Desconectados.
January 1, 2016
A terrific plot sadly bathed in TV movie melodrama banality.
September 19, 2015
Good film. Well shot and the stories are good showing the dark side of the Internet and come together nicely in the end. A bit overlong but well made.
½ September 7, 2015
Just a small glimpse of how harmful the internet can really be..
August 23, 2015
Good rental movie. Interesting and realistic.
August 17, 2015
How do you make a movie about real life experiences with authenticity? Without sugar-coating the subject? Without using types instead of characters? The independent film Disconnect may hold the answers. Three seemingly separate stories are connected by key characters and themes. It's not often I forget about the camera moves, the visual composition and the music but I did with Disconnect. I was drawn into these people's lives and emotionally invested in each of their stories. The subject matter is fairly heavy but the film didn't leave me with an odd flavour on the tip of my brain, as so many films today do. Disconnect is undoubtably worth a view.
August 9, 2015
This film reminds me of Crash, but I liked the characters in this better.
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