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1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Henry Barthes (Adrien Brody) is a substitute teacher who shuns emotional connections, and never stays long enough in one district to bond with his students or colleagues. Troubled and lost, Henry lands at a public school where an apathetic student body and disinterested parents have created a frustrated, burned-out group of teachers and administrators. Inadvertently, Henry becomes a role model to his disaffected students and bonds with a teenage runaway who is just as lost as he is.

Cast: Adrien Brody , Marcia Gay Harden , James Caan , Christina Hendricks , Lucy Liu , Blythe Danner , Tim Blake Nelson , William Petersen

Director: Tony Kaye

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Tribeca Film

Detachment (2012)

Release Date: March 16th, 2012|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Adrien Brody deserves superlatives for his acting in the alternately mesmerizing and maddening Detachment. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    It's nice to see righteous anger in a movie. If only the education drama Detachment knew what to do with it. show more

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    Adrien Brody, delivering his finest performance since "The Pianist," plays the central role of the disaffected Henry Barthes. show more

  • September 24, 2012 ih00000000129909
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    What an emotional performance by Brody. This film is profoundly moving, evoking strong empathy in the viewer for both teachers and students in the failing educational system that are American schools.

  • March 23, 2012 Keep Love Alive
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    A must see. One of Brody\'s best ever.

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Adrien Brody, 'Detachment' Star, On The Education System, 'The Pianist' & Being Banned From 'SNL'

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Eric Larnick on Mar 16th, 2012 1:06PM

Since winning the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2003, Adrien Brody has bounced between big blockbusters ("King Kong," "Predators") and quirky comedies ("Brothers Bloom," "The Darjeeling Limited"),...

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