CONNECTED: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology Synopsis
The filmmaker investigates the connections between her family history and major 21st century issues.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Your heart will go out to Shlain, who clearly adored her father. But other parts of Connected may remind you of an Al Gore lecture.
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The 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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Los Angeles Times

By Gary Goldstein
The film ultimately works best as a daughter's heartfelt tribute to an enormously devoted and emotionally generous parent. Unfortunately,...
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Time Out New York

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

By Nick Schager
Like Shlain's hand-written diagram in which lines twist and knot while linking various subjects, the film resembles not a coherent thesis...
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New York Post

Much lip service is given to the global village in Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death and Technology, yet it constantly drifts...
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Slant Magazine

By Diego Costa
One of the film's main problems is the fact that Shlain is so invested in connecting her father's scientific findings... with an...
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By CN467
This is the worst movie -- dull, predictable, headache-inducing, uninteresting, vapid, simplistic, egomaniacal, self-lauditory, self-indulgent, self-important. I am shocked that members of this...

Connected by Love of Life

By Sylvia Ross
I never read any of Leonard Schlain's books but my late husband read them all and became a major fan of Dr. Schlain. He contacted Leonard via email and contributed to some of his theories. They...

Connected: The Film

By BartleyRat
The Film is ambitious is in its goal to cover our technological evolution from the beginning of time while melding in a deeply personal father/daughter love story. The film touches you on both...


By nestbal
Potentially a great subject to work with, sadly wasted with too much of a boring personal story of the film maker's love for her father and how much she wanted to have a baby and the day her husband...

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Rated PG | For Thematic material including images of nudity, drug use, war and smoking