Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology
Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011)

With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain's vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time-the environment, consumption,… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 16, 2011
DVD Release Date: March 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
James Greenberg
Hollywood Reporter

A highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.

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Matt Singer
Time Out

She never figures out what, exactly, the deal is regarding our short attention spans, but her ADD-afflicted film definitely provides evidence that they exist.

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Christopher Long
Movie Metropolis

Perhaps we're evolving into a race of Da Vincis. I think it's vastly more likely we'll continue to streamline methods for sharing cat videos.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

This pro-Internet "declaration of interdependence" has all the narrative focus of a Twitter feed.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

Like Shlain's hand-written diagram in which lines twist and knot while linking various subjects, the film resembles not a coherent thesis but a tangle of semi-related ideas.

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune

The end product is brain food beautifully disguised as eye candy.

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Paul Brunick
New York Times

There are a lot of vibes in this film, most of them vaguely positive. If only "Connected" had a stronger center of gravity.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Shlain struggles to find the thread that connects her father, her upbringing and her own playful curiosity to the complexities of life in the age of texting, tweeting and apps for just about everything.

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Brent Simon

Tiffany Shlain's rangy, autobiographic treatise on technology and modern life has a soul, and bristles with a hunger and intellectual vigor lacking in many modern American films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Byron Brubaker
I saw this at the 2011 Cleveland International Film Fest. Lots of interesting ideas in this doc. Daughter Tiffany makes a film about how it is a small world… More