Terms and Conditions May Apply Synopsis
The true costs of free services and the continuing disappearance of online privacy.
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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...
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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...
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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)

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

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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...
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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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Rated NR
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Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Important docu about how digital companies use private data.
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