100

San Francisco Chronicle

By 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.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By 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.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

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.
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75

NPR

By 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.
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75

Rolling Stone

By 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.
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
The film builds to a three-pronged tumultuous climax, shot in slow motion that could have been overwrought but somehow isn’t.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Disconnect is by turns frustrating and fascinating.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Characters are richly drawn and relatable, though at times stories teeter on melodrama. The overall effect, however, is powerful.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By 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.
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63

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Disconnect is far from a bad movie. It’s just better at melodrama than drama.
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64 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.