Disconnect Synopsis
DISCONNECT explores the consequences of modern technology and how it affects and defines our daily relationships.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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By Jeannette Catsoulis
Disconnect is naturally gripping. Using unforgiving closeups, Rubin pokes into unexpected corners— not least the different ways in which...
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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...
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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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By James Berardinelli
Disconnect is by turns frustrating and fascinating.
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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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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...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Disconnect is far from a bad movie. It’s just better at melodrama than drama.
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People's lives collide online

By pedsarq
The perils of being online and revealing too much to others is explored in this movie about identity theft and teenage pranks...and pornography. There are several stories unfolding simultaneously in...

Disconnect. Powerful! Awakening!

This movie enhanced what you hear about in the news everyday. My daughter has known kids to hurt themselves beacause of the social network. Makes you realize what kind of responsibility there is with...

Absolutely Fantastic!!!!

By The movie fanatic
This movie brings sets the tone for everyday things that really happen to people. I say bring your kids to this movie. It'll scare them in a great way when teaching them about many faulty...

Timely and Topical

By FLASH1465
I rate this a solid B+. Just got back and thought it was timely and very topical considering the way we live today. I think that most people should see it if for no other reason than to gain a...

Must See ... Why?

By Sydia311
If you saw Bully, this is Bully part 2 or Bully on steroids. Go see this movie, it will make you think twice about social media and the world wide web....


By BruceAYoung181
First Feature from director portrays a compassionate look at a rare opportunity for healing - from the insidious, life threatening dangers of social media, lurking all around us from our novice...

Great Cast and Theme

By eblag7
Very enjoyable and absorbing film. Interesting performances. Must see for all movie and cyber aficionados....

So true..

By ksmoo
All the events in the movie are true to life. Maybe its not you, maybe its your neighbor or their neighbor.. but these things happen and its a sad true story. Good movie and good acting....

Like "Crash" in 2013

By vincevking
I really enjoyed this movie. Somewhere in the middle of the film - I leaned over to my viewing companion and whispered "this is a lot like 'Crash.'" It's about a bunch of different characters and...

Intense with Important Messages

By franbailey
I don't know why this movie didn't get any publicity. It is so deserving! I highly recommend seeing it not only for it's quality, but the important issues it touches on....

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Rated R | For Sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence and drug use - some involving teens.
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Intense, powerful film explores joys and dangers of the Web.
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