The Circle (2017)
Critic Consensus: The Circle assembles an impressive cast, but this digitally driven thriller spins aimlessly in its half-hearted exploration of timely themes.
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Critic Reviews for The Circle
Even as it focuses on why information just wants to be free, "The Circle" is stuck in a loop.
As a satire, The Circle might have been worth a few giggles, but as a deadly serious drama, it's laughable in an entirely different way.
From its beginning, the movie has difficulty wedding its collage of ideas with a compelling narrative.
The future is now and it's scary. Too bad The Circle isn't.
Audience Reviews for The Circle
Watson's character is so unlikable and poorly constructed, changing her mind so randomly, that any discussion about the limits of technology and what it could represent to privacy gets lost in a script that doesn't know what to do with it, especially as it reaches an awful ending.
Despite the A-listers, The Circle tries deliver a relevant message for today's world, but miserably fails. The concern for internet privacy is an important issue, but the script is thin, and unconvincing.
There's a cast listing that'll make you stop and take notice ... and that's about all there is in this nearly dystopian, nearly sci-fi offering. Wouldn't you rather go make some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches instead? Yes, you would.
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