The Circle
The Circle (2017)

The Circle is a gripping modern thriller starring Emma Watson ("Harry Potter"), Tom Hanks ("Sully") and John Boyega ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens"). When Mae (Emma Watson) is hired to work for the world's… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 28, 2017
DVD Release Date: August 1, 2017
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Circle assembles an impressive cast, but this digitally driven thriller spins aimlessly in its half-hearted exploration of timely themes.

Katie Walsh
Tribune News Service

Floats many intriguing ideas, then lets them drop with a thud.

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James Berardinelli

From its beginning, the movie has difficulty wedding its collage of ideas with a compelling narrative.

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Ed Williamson

Odd thing about The Circle, though, is that it is almost entirely devoid of characterisation. It's as if it knows you've seen this film before.

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Eric Kohn

Even as it focuses on why information just wants to be free, "The Circle" is stuck in a loop.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

The future is now and it's scary. Too bad The Circle isn't.

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Al Hoff
Pittsburgh City Paper

... alas, the film seems more interested in set-up then any sort of thoughtful, or even logical, conclusion.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

As a satire, The Circle might have been worth a few giggles, but as a deadly serious drama, it's laughable in an entirely different way.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

This is one of the most crashing letdowns of 2017.

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Nihit Bhave
The Times of India

The Circle has the makings of a great thriller but just isn't well-rounded enough to leave a mark.

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Flixster Audience Score: 22% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
Watson's character is so unlikable and poorly constructed, changing her mind so randomly, that any discussion about the limits of technology and what it… More
Chrisanne Chin
Despite the A-listers, The Circle tries deliver a relevant message for today's world, but miserably fails. The concern for internet privacy is an important… More
Kevin M. Williams
There's a cast listing that'll make you stop and take notice ... and that's about all there is in this nearly dystopian, nearly sci-fi offering.… More
K Nife Churchkey
Tom Hanks has been in some shitty films in the past few years, but this one, I believe, is his true nadir. He should really stop doing Dave Eggers adaptations.… More
KJ Proulx
In a year where 80% of cinema is either remakes or sequels, its hard to not be excited about the original properties that creep into theatres. Sadly, The Circle… More
Philip Price
Not everyone is going to like you. That is a lesson today's society could stand to appreciate a little more if not learn, but that doesn't mean… More