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Terms And Conditions May Apply Reviews

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Chris Packham
Village Voice
July 10, 2013
A wide-ranging, if shallow, exploration of intrusive government surveillance practices.
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Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader
July 18, 2013
The film presents some worthwhile information, but in a painfully uncreative manner.
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
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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
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
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Scott MacDonald
AV Club
July 11, 2013
Terms And Conditions may not be a particularly well-made doc, but it provides a much-needed wake-up call.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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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
Top Critic
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
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.
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
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
Jennifer Merin
July 1, 2013
A compelling, comprehensive and particularly timely documentary that addresses the future of both privacy and civil liberties, showing them to be in a fragile state of uncertainty.
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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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
July 1, 2013
It presents a terrifying reality -- the future is now! -- where all of the things we consider to be personal and private in our lives are easily accessible to anyone anywhere with a few clicks of a keyboard
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 23, 2013
One of the most important films made in years.
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.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
July 1, 2013
Though it mostly summarizes available arguments instead of uncovering new facts, it's an accessible primer that could have some appeal at arthouses.
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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.
| Original Score: 5/5
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