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Disconnect interweaves multiple storylines about people searching for human connection in today’s wired world. Through poignant turns that are both harrowing and touching, the stories intersect with surprising twists that expose a shocking reality into our daily use of technology that mediates and defines our relationships and ultimately our lives.

Actors: Jason Bateman , Hope Davis , Frank Grillo , Paula Patton , Michael Nyqvist , Andrea Riseborough , Alexander Skarsgård , Max Thieriot , Jonah Bobo , Colin Ford
Directors: Henry Alex Rubin
Country: USA
Release: 2013-07-05
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  • Mick LaSalle

    One of the rare films that directly responds to and expresses modern anxieties, this debut feature from director Henry Alex Rubin interweaves the stories of three sets of people, whose lives are upended through various bad things that happen over the Internet -- including bullying and identity theft. A fascinating and riveting thriller.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Richard Roeper

    Even when Disconnect follows the path we expect it to follow, it does so in a way that keeps us intensely engaged. There wasn't a moment during this movie when I thought about anything other than this movie.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Stephen Holden

    The film ominously conveys a world of too much information but too little communication, where people have become slaves to glowing hand-held devices that were designed to make life easier but have made it busier and more complicated.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Jeannette Catsoulis

    Disconnect is naturally gripping. Using unforgiving closeups, Rubin pokes into unexpected corners— not least the different ways in which men and women respond to calamity — and never forces his story's social-media scares to improbable heights.

    NPR Full Review
  • Connie Ogle

    The film builds to a three-pronged tumultuous climax, shot in slow motion that could have been overwrought but somehow isn’t.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Characters are richly drawn and relatable, though at times stories teeter on melodrama. The overall effect, however, is powerful.

    USA Today Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    Disconnect is by turns frustrating and fascinating.

    ReelViews Full Review
  • Peter Travers

    Bateman, in a rare dramatic role, is just tremendous, finding depths of emotion where they're least expected. Disconnect works they same way. Even when it trips on its ambitions, it hits home.

    Rolling Stone Full Review
  • Rex Reed

    Despite occasional flaws, Disconnect is filled with fine performances, informed by an often sophisticated script and directed with passion.

    New York Observer Full Review
  • Roger Moore

    It’s a blunt instrument of a movie, and often melodramatic. But it sometimes moves and often hits its target square on the nose.

    McClatchy-Tribune News Service Full Review
  • Bill Goodykoontz

    As cautionary tales go, Disconnect is a pretty good one, but it’s not really a whole lot more than that.

    Arizona Republic Full Review
  • Joe Morgenstern

    The structure is sheer contrivance — three narratives intricately interlocked — while the plot amounts to a convenience store of variably credible, or borderline incredible, strands. Yet the film is impressive all the same.

    Wall Street Journal Full Review
  • Ann Hornaday

    If this strikes you as vaguely familiar, you’re right: Disconnect is a computer “Crash.”

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Kyle Smith

    Soulful though the film is, melodrama gradually sneaks in, and then it takes over.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Steven Rea

    Disconnect is an Eleanor Rigby movie. Look at all the lonely people. A "Crash" for the Internet age, Alex Henry Rubin's topical opus swoops down like an alien spaceship to investigate a disparate group of Earthlings living in close proximity in the suburbs of New York City.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    Disconnect is far from a bad movie. It’s just better at melodrama than drama.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Mike Scott

    The film's message -- about how the Internet is sabotaging our real-life relationships -- doesn't resonate with absolute clarity, but Disconnect does a much more effective job than anyone could hope to do in 140 characters or less.

    New Orleans Times-Picayune Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    The fine cast pushes beyond the script’s limits, even if some, like Hope Davis as Ben’s mom, are mostly wasted.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Amy Nicholson

    Alas, the flick can't resist overheating. Paradoxically, when people finally do jump in their cars, curl their fists and grab their guns, we wish they'd retreat to the safety of their monitors.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Alan Scherstuhl

    Disconnect might play better a decade from now, when it's more clearly a compendium of contemporary fears rather than some dire expression of them.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • Guy Lodge

    Well-meaning but dated and frequently risible issue-drama.

    Variety Full Review
  • David Fear

    Only Andrea Riseborough comes close to rising above it all, and even she’s undone by what may be the crassest climactic slo-mo montage ever. The lucky will have logged off by that point.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Leah Churner

    And come on, guys: There’s nothing cinematic about Googling.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Tomas Hachard

    Fails not so much because of its occasional self-seriousness or didacticism than it does from a scattered plot that makes the story's overriding theme or message difficult to grasp.

    Slant Magazine Full Review
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