Written November 29, 2014
Every now and then there's a movie you hope everyone sees - half of them because you want to be able to talk about it and half of them because they need to see it and hear its message. Crash was the last movie that struck that same chord and this movie was clearly inspired by it. With interweaving storylines, each real and well-performed in their own right, this will have you gripping the arm of your chair from beginning to end.
Written May 09, 2013
Keeping an audience spellbound is a tough gig. Not so easy a thing to write, even harder to produce. Every now and then, things come together in just the right way as to make for one monumentally entertaining feature. This is one of those films. Were it not for this subject matter's conflict resolutions, I'd give this one the highest of my regard, as being especially enjoyable among mostly pabulum on screen right now. Problem is, while they did everything right, end to end, the story itself is an ugly one in that it's MOST uncomfortable to watch. While this is precisely the intention of the film makers, I tend to enjoy movies that leave me feeling better when I leave the theater, than I did when I bought the ticket. This is definitely worth seeing though. In fact, you won't be at all disappointed at having plunked down those big bucks for the whole 'night at the movies' package. Just don't imagine this movie is going to make you feel happier on exiting because it won't.
Written October 22, 2014
I've always had a thing for movies that weave stories into one another and this one did not disappoint. The title and poster for this film are vague and I'm glad its that way. It makes it so you have no idea what you are about to watch but trust me that is a good thing. The cast in this is great and they all play believable characters. The director Henry Alex Rubin's first feature film (non-documentary) is a suspense thrill ride that will have you wondering what is going to happen next. I do highly recommend this film to anyone, especially if you enjoy movies like "Crash".
Written September 30, 2014
Riveting, thrilling “Disconnect” is paradigmatic of the twenty-first century’s addiction to cell phones, internet; obsessed with 24/7 connectivity; diners, noncommunicative spheres; emailing, texting, eating, “I tweet, therefore I am”; constant collisions on streets and sidewalks; coffee shops, airports are hotbeds of the colossal mania to Twitter, Skype; Facebook has electrified, energized relationships, correspondence; also piloting the death of introspection.
cyber sobriquets. Terrifyingly pathetic; terrifyingly realistic...
At times contrived, minimally melodramatic but razor- sharp in portraying individuals whose debilitating quest for constant linkage leads to a disconnected, bifurcated existence...
FOUR AND 1/2 STARS!!!!
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Written November 30, 2014
I could not connect with the characters and it did not feel like the fault of the actors. Most scenes left me wanting more, needing to know more from the characters' backgrounds to empathize and/or sympathize with them. As a result, the emotional climaxes lacked the intended impact. They just fell flat, unfortunately, because this film tried to tackle some major issues.