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
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Critic Score: 17% 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.

James Berardinelli

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

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Matt Zoller Seitz

This is one of those movies that has nothing and everything wrong with it. It's frustrating in a singular way.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A dystopian story that raises key questions about whether technology really serves the common good.

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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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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

It's so cartoony and ham-fisted it sabotages its own argument.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media

This information-age thriller tries to tackle relevant topics like privacy and accountability, but its presentation is so opaque and plasticky that it might have come from a computer on Prozac.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

This is one of the most crashing letdowns of 2017.

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Will Leitch
The New Republic

The Circle is a big honking sloppy mess of a movie, one that flops around so aimlessly that it's baffling so many intelligent people had a hand in making it.

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Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Takes up a subject the invites sharp satire and suspenseful paranoia, but turns it into something bland and forgettable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 26% Flixster User Reviews
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
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The Circle proves that even the greatest actors can even end themselves in a mediocre film. Not much can be explained here, but it may be showing us that this… More