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Murderball director Henry Alex Rubin explores the destructive potential of the internet in this ensemble drama starring Jason Bateman, Hope Davis, and Alexander Skarsgård. His marriage dissolving before his very eyes, a former Marine (Skarsgård) ruins his credit by gambling online as his wife (Paula Patton) strikes up an intimate relationship on a popular social networking site. When identity theft puts their life savings at risk, the couple tracks down the man (Michael Nyqvust) they believe is responsible for the crime. Meanwhile, an introverted teenage goth (Jonah Bobo) becomes the victim of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Disconnect turns out to have a complicated view of life in the digital age. Rising to scenes of real intimacy and insight, the movie is stimulating, and, at times, touching."
‑ Michael Sragow, Orange County Register
"Even in the heightened awareness of a post- age (and its ), Disconnect is naturally gripping."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, NPR
"Disconnect succeeds most when it's pulling at the heartstrings."
‑ Austin Trunick, Under the Radar
"Disconnect is disturbing and haunting, but most of all, it's an immensely compelling and taut thriller."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"A powerful tale about the dangers of spending a lifetime online or losing one's self to online fantasies or ideals."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Handsomely shot and judiciously edited, the film benefits from a superlative cast ..."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"Journalists lie, spouses stray and thieves steal, but "Disconnect" keeps trying, unsuccessfully, to pin the blame on technology rather than its users."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"Stern's screenplay touches a nerve-the audience is nodding their heads at the outset of each of the stories and Rubin's excellent cast perfectly embody these familiar, everyday characters whose lives are suddenly upended."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"While "Disconnect" may not offer anything new to the argument against the overuse of technology, it remains a well-made film with strong performances from the entire cast."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"There are some powerful moments, and the film remains edgy and compelling for about an hour before its interlocking structure becomes more constricting and heavy-handed."
‑ Todd Jorgenson, Cinemalogue.com
"It's left to the actors to make up for the gaffes, and they're definitely up to the task."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"I preferred "Disconnect" 10 years ago when it was called "Crash.""
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Disconnect is to social networking what Requiem For A Dream was to drug addiction."
‑ Robert Kojder, What Culture
"...long after Rubin's absorbing menu of issues intersect in a sparkling and unpredictable climax, his film likely will leave you thinking about much of what you've witnessed."
‑ John Urbancich, Your Movies (cleveland.com)
"Tries to plug in to real emotions, but the parts are more powerful than the whole"
‑ Robert Denerstein, Movie Habit
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