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Based on 7 Reviews
critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    Your heart will go out to Shlain, who clearly adored her father. But other parts of Connected may remind you of an Al Gore lecture. show more

  • 38
    New York Post

    Much lip service is given to the global village in Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology, yet it constantly drifts back into a Shlain family slideshow. show more

  • 12
    Diego Costa Slant Magazine

    One of the film's main problems is the fact that Shlain is so invested in connecting her father's scientific findings... with an astonishingly linear history of the world that she fails to see the more private connections that flicker in and out of her verbose voiceover. show more

  • 40
    Time Out New York

    She never figures out what, exactly, the deal is regarding our short attention spans, but her ADD-afflicted film definitely provides evidence that they exist. show more

  • 50
    Gary Goldstein Los Angeles Times

    The film ultimately works best as a daughter's heartfelt tribute to an enormously devoted and emotionally generous parent. Unfortunately, that's just not enough to, well, connect us to the bigger picture. show more

  • 50
    The New York Times

    There are a lot of vibes in this film, most of them vaguely positive. If only Connected had a stronger center of gravity. show more

  • 40
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    Like Shlain's hand-written diagram in which lines twist and knot while linking various subjects, the film resembles not a coherent thesis but a tangle of semi-related ideas. show more

  • July 16, 2011 Paulo Barreto
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    Humanity needs will to freedom, not random allegoric freedom.

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