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Terms And Conditions May Apply Reviews

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John Fink
The Film Stage
July 11, 2016
Documentaries like this are useful, entertaining and engaging, summing up an ever-changing argument.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Marc Mohan
November 5, 2013
Examines how companies manipulate customers into giving them what they want -- namely, information about their users.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 15, 2013
A depressing reflection of a pervasive and thoroughly modern malaise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
August 15, 2013
A riveting, fast-paced documentary about our increasing lack of privacy in a world overrun by social media, "Terms and Conditions May Apply" is skillfully pieced together like a first-rate thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Phil Brown
Globe and Mail
August 9, 2013
Not just a documentary about Internet privacy, but a non-fiction horror flick for anyone who blindly agrees to user licensing agreements online (a.k.a. everyone).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
August 7, 2013
Disturbing and enraging. It raises awareness about the searing topic of invasion of privacy in an entertaining, easy-to-follow fashion that includes comic relief and doesn't resort to merely one talking head after another.
Full Review | Original Score: 8.2/10
Chris Knight
National Post
August 7, 2013
Terms and Conditions May Apply takes an interesting turn when it delves into the subject of government eavesdropping on private citizens. Turns out Big Brother and big business are in bed together.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 30, 2013
Your brain will be overflowing with information by the end of this short 79-minute exercise. Taxing? Perhaps. Entertaining. Yes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
July 19, 2013
One of the most important and eye-opening films of the year, a brisk compendium of the ways the websites and web businesses we all use exploit our personal data.
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2013
The film presents some worthwhile information, but in a painfully uncreative manner.
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2013
The term "opting in" suggests a matter of choice. But as the thoughtful and spirited documentary "Terms and Conditions May Apply" makes chillingly clear, choices are few for netizens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
July 16, 2013
An engaging and rather scary nonfiction look at the death-by-papercut of online privacy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
July 15, 2013
Nobody reads the terms-and-conditions of Web sites. They're designed to discourage us from doing so... and there's a reason why.
Louis Proyect
July 12, 2013
This film makes you understand why a whistle-blower like Edward Snowden emerged. The incestuous relationship between the Facebooks of the world and the NSA will certainly lead to a Stasi-like police state unless an aroused population takes action.
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
July 12, 2013
Important docu about how digital companies use private data.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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July 11, 2013
A quietly appalled we-really-oughta-do something documentary ...
Kalvin Henely
Slant Magazine
July 11, 2013
Terms and Conditions May Apply encourages viewers to think more critically about the massive spying infrastructure being built underneath the seemingly free, benign social playgrounds that they digitally inhabit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
July 11, 2013
The title of "Terms and Conditions May Apply" is unlikely to excite, but the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve
July 11, 2013
Apart from its shallow analysis,Terms And Conditions is, if anything, not alarmist enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Brian Orndorf
July 11, 2013
Insightful and swiftly edited, this is eye-opening work, even without a proper crescendo to leave viewers enraged and freshly paranoid.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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