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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

  • 60
    Movieline

    Comes across like the creation of a precocious student. I don't mean that to be a damning critique, though Detachment is a mesmerizing misfire -- it's just that it has the uncomplicated earnestness and hyperbolic melodrama of teenage poetry. show more

  • 75
    Ella Taylor NPR

    Nobody's idea of "Mr. Holland's Opus," but it winds up in a similar place, more or less. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ultimately, Detachment invites us to feel precisely what it warns against – detached. show more

  • 38
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    [Director Kaye's] dedication to the material is admirable, but his tactic of following one dismal development with an even more depressing one comes to seem monotonous and pointless. show more

  • 25
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie has an undeniable visceral power. It is also a loud, grating wallow in dime-store despair, a cheap and hollow button-puncher. show more

  • 25
    Bill Weber Slant Magazine

    Endng in risible bathos, Tony Kaye's urban high school melodrama is all about the cute teacher's crises and the girls who love him. show more

  • 25
    Rex Reed New York Observer

    Detachment drives a coffin nail through a noble profession with such ruthless virulence that it makes no point at all. 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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