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While neither as deep nor as skillfully constructed as its subject might deserve, Web Junkie remains a chillingly serious look at a nightmarish problem. Read critic reviews

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Three young men are sent to a treatment center in Beijing to be cured of their gaming addictions.

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Jeremy Chilnick
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Dan Cogan
Executive Producer
Eve Ensler
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Shaoguang Sun
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  • The campers, of course, hate it, and many seem to suggest it becomes basically another game to them. Figure it out, get released, go back to the computer.

    July 12, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film is fascinating and often darkly funny, but it's hard not to wish for some actual analysis to flesh out the many scenes of grim people in gray rehab.

    August 7, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The human stories in "Web Junkie" are instantly identifiable, stories of a world where everyone has been brought closer together and simultaneously kept apart.

    August 6, 2014 | Full Review…
  • The kids are as uncommunicative as teenage boys tend to be in every country, and shots of them marching in unison or looking sadly out from behind chain-link fences are only compelling for so long.

    August 6, 2014 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
  • Without a frame of footage nor a single interview presented from outside the camp, the documentary shows a capitalist nightmare that accords its victims zero wiggle room.

    August 6, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • The film lacks either the immersive intensity that would galvanize emotions or a context that would provide enlightenment. Its brief tour of an unpleasant corner of reality feels less revelatory than voyeuristic.

    August 5, 2014 | Full Review…

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