• Released
  • July 12, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • NR , 1 hr 19 min
  • Documentary
  • 3 Fan Ratings
90

The New York Times

By Jeannette Catsoulis
The title of Terms and Conditions May Apply is unlikely to excite, but the content of this quietly blistering documentary should rile even the most passive viewer.
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80

Variety

By Joe Leydon
Deftly balancing twin goals of informing and entertaining, the pic matter-of-factly details the various ways that marketers, multinational corporations, police departments and government-run intelligence-gathering organizations obtain and exploit info.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Sheri Linden
In inverse proportion to typically long-winded, inscrutable terms of service, the film is concise, direct and thoroughly engaging.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Not just a documentary about Internet privacy, but a non-fiction horror flick for anyone who blindly agrees to user licensing agreements online (a.k.a. everyone).
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75

NPR

A quietly appalled we-really-oughta-do something documentary in the mode of "Food, Inc." or "An Inconvenient Truth."
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By John DeFore
Though it mostly summarizes available arguments instead of uncovering new facts, it's an accessible primer.
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70

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
A wide-ranging, if shallow, exploration of intrusive government surveillance practices.
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67

The A.V. Club

Terms And Conditions may not be a particularly well-made documentary, but it provides a much-needed wake-up call.
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63

Slant Magazine

If The Social Network didn't make you want to quit Facebook in 2010, the brave new world outlined here should, despite the fact that your data won't actually be erased.
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50

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
Even given the shapelessness of the picture, Hoback does the best he can in providing an imperfect timeline to a possibly worsening issue.
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68 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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