Disconnect (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 12, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 17, 2013
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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's didactic in spots and melodramatic in others, but Disconnect's strong cast helps make it a timely, effective exploration of modern society's technological overload.

Michael Sragow
Orange County Register

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.

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Jeannette Catsoulis

Even in the heightened awareness of a post- age (and its ), Disconnect is naturally gripping.

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Sam Grobart
Bloomberg News

If vignettes merely support a thesis, the audience is disinclined to care about the people in them. Instead of being entertained, we're lectured to. Who wants that?

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Handsomely shot and judiciously edited, the film benefits from a superlative cast ...

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Rafer Guzman

Journalists lie, spouses stray and thieves steal, but "Disconnect" keeps trying, unsuccessfully, to pin the blame on technology rather than its users.

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Sean Burns
The Improper Bostonian

Reefer Madness with smartphones.

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John Hartl
Seattle Times

It's left to the actors to make up for the gaffes, and they're definitely up to the task.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

I preferred "Disconnect" 10 years ago when it was called "Crash."

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Austin Trunick
Under the Radar

Disconnect succeeds most when it's pulling at the heartstrings.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I felt that while the film covered very pertinent issues that have never really well-portrayed on film before, the script fell a bit short in developing these… More
Manu Gino
The Dark side of Online. Very Good Film! This is a powerful and provocative film that not only keeps you pinned to your seat but also makes you think about the… More
William Sleet
Could have been worse (I get the comparisons with 'Crash' but it doesn't deserve that!) but could have been so much better (slight when compared… More
Nicki Marie
Liked it, and first half was excellent, but drags at the end, too long and gets a bit too dramatic. Good acting and interesting point the movie is trying to… More
Cynthia S.
Good movie. A definite example of how movies whose stories intertwine SHOULD be done. And, if you have kids who are social media junkies, it is a must see.… More
Thomas Johnston
WOW! The way the movie "Crash" shown light to our society's dark truth about racism and reveals how close the threads holding things together are… More