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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Bateman, in a rare dramatic role, is just tremendous, finding depths of emotion where they're least expected. Disconnect works they same way. Even when it trips on its ambitions, it hits home. show more

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    One of the rare films that directly responds to and expresses modern anxieties, this debut feature from director Henry Alex Rubin interweaves the stories of three sets of people, whose lives are upended through various bad things that happen over the Internet -- including bullying and identity theft. A fascinating and riveting thriller. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Characters are richly drawn and relatable, though at times stories teeter on melodrama. The overall effect, however, is powerful. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The structure is sheer contrivance — three narratives intricately interlocked — while the plot amounts to a convenience store of variably credible, or borderline incredible, strands. Yet the film is impressive all the same. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Disconnect is an Eleanor Rigby movie. Look at all the lonely people. A "Crash" for the Internet age, Alex Henry Rubin's topical opus swoops down like an alien spaceship to investigate a disparate group of Earthlings living in close proximity in the suburbs of New York City. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    The fine cast pushes beyond the script’s limits, even if some, like Hope Davis as Ben’s mom, are mostly wasted. show more

  • 75
    Jeannette Catsoulis NPR

    Disconnect is naturally gripping. Using unforgiving closeups, Rubin pokes into unexpected corners— not least the different ways in which men and women respond to calamity — and never forces his story's social-media scares to improbable heights. show more

  • 100
    Richard Roeper Chicago Sun-Times

    Even when Disconnect follows the path we expect it to follow, it does so in a way that keeps us intensely engaged. There wasn't a moment during this movie when I thought about anything other than this movie. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    The film builds to a three-pronged tumultuous climax, shot in slow motion that could have been overwrought but somehow isn’t. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Disconnect is by turns frustrating and fascinating. show more

  • October 07, 2013 micheler96
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    Amazing story line, well acted. Individuals who haven\'t a clue about boundaries, bulling & life from the well to do to the grifters in the streets. It puts perspective interpersonal relationships, parent/child, siblings, friends, employers, . . . .

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  • May 05, 2013 miche3279
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    This was a great movie! Very timely and kept me on edge of my seat!

  • May 01, 2013 gdlaur
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    Excellent movie! Funny man Jason Bateman proves to be more than just a funny man! The movie is a compilation of multiple stories about different families, never lacking in thought provoking material, and has just the right amount of emotion stirring content without cliches or predictible script. It was fast, clever and sheer entertainment. My boyfriend and I loved this movie, and we can be pretty tough critics!

  • April 28, 2013 smilingdeelight
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    Saw it by accident, and highly recommend it for anyone who has an online presence. Lots to think about and a reminder about being present and connected to those we too often take for granted

  • April 17, 2013 jpewther
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    No heroes in this flick, just three stories of very flawed humans trying to cope in our modern world of social media.

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