• The Circle (2017)

The Circle

Release Date: April 28th, 2017

DVD Release Date: August 1st, 2017

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

Mae Holland (Emma Watson) seizes the opportunity of a lifetime when she lands a job with the world's most powerful technology and social media company. Encouraged by the company's founder (Tom Hanks), Mae joins a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes soon starts to affect the lives and futures of her friends, family and that of humanity.

Cast: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, Bill Paxton

Director: James Ponsoldt

Genres: Thriller , Drama

Production Co: Likely Story, Playtone, Route One Entertainment

Distributors: STX Entertainment

Keywords: Deception, Bar, Brooding, Friend, 2010s, Intense, Pursuit, Emotional, Office, Survival, Car

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    David D'ArcyScreen International

    We’re lucky that moralists like Ponsoldt and Eggers have a sense of humor. show more

  • 30
    Britt HayesScreenCrush

    Despite a rapidly escalating plot, The Circle lacks any momentum, a problem that’s only made worse by woefully underdeveloped characters delivering painfully earnest and stilted dialogue. show more

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    One of the things The Circle gets right on multiple occasions is that, once one has bought into a technology like this, the problems it creates are invitations not to abandon it but to seek further technological solutions. show more

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