Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016)

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Critic Consensus: Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World finds Werner Herzog bringing his distinctive documentarian gifts to bear on a timely topic with typically thought-provoking results.

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Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Presented by NETSCOUT, a leader in service assurance and cyber security, Werner Herzog explores - in a playful yet chilling examination - our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

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All Critics (133) | Top Critics (27)

As long as Herzog continues to mouth his mysterioso epiphanies, it can't be all bad.

Sep 2, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The unsparing eye feels a little more sparing than usual.

Aug 27, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's fascinating, scary (so scary), interesting stuff.

Aug 26, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It's increasingly possible that the meme of Werner Herzog is surpassing the man. I found myself spending much of Lo and Behold hoping Herzog would get out of the way.

Aug 22, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

The shape of things to come is a subject very dear to the hearts of the high-tech evangelists Herzog talks to, and it accounts for the pulse of freakish comedy that beats through "Lo and Behold."

Aug 22, 2016 | Full Review…

The Existential Pondering-ometer goes into the red zone. There will be robots.

Aug 20, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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½

Werner Herzog studies modern technology as only he can.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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½

Werner Herzog does some light documentary musings about the greatest invention of modern times (like about how nobody, no sci-fi nerd writer, saw it coming, while flying cars have yet to materialize). It's a nice evening's entertainment but little more than that. F'instance there's a peek at folks who become addicted to the net, but nada is said, projected, about how being on is the wave of the (ant colony) future.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Really smart people talking about scary things. Only Herzog could have made this movie. (8-28-16)

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