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The Circle
Movie: The Circle(2017)[tt4287320] When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity of a lifetime. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes, begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity.
Title The Circle
Release Date 30 June 2017 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Production Companies 1978 Films, EuropaCorp, Imagenation Abu Dhabi FZ
Emma Watson
Emma Watson...
Mae...
Ellar Coltrane
Ellar Coltrane...
Mercer...
Glenne Headly
Glenne Headly...
Bonnie...
Bill Paxton
Bill Paxton...
Vinnie...
Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan...
Annie...
Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks...
Bailey...
Beck
Beck...
Beck...
Nate Corddry
Nate Corddry...
Dan...
Mamoudou Athie
Mamoudou Athie...
Jared...
Michael Shuman
Michael Shuman...
Beck Bandmate...
John Boyega
John Boyega...
Ty...
Regina Saldivar
Regina Saldivar...
Partier...

Reviews

mattetheworst-90898 on 27 April 2017
The vote is a mere average between Watson and Hank's solid, terrific acting (vote: 8), an acceptable but overall trite, tedious screenplay (vote: 5) and some involuntarily laughable dystopian concepts mixed with some muddy social satire (vote: 3). It all seems a huge déjà vu: the promising and smart girl from a humble setting, a bigger-than-anyone company, a dark side (roughly shown by an under-exploited Boyega), the struggle with all of this. Being The Circle marketed as a thriller, audience is meant to be thrilled, at some point; this hardly ever happens; being marketed as a dystopian picture, The Circle certainly has some suggestive elements but fails to mix them smoothly. Its lazy effort is to take problems we are already struggling with -such as loss of privacy, invasive social media and their influence on politics, appalling need for control- and push them a little further in a not-so-far future without making a good or even consistent plot out of it, not to mention a solid message. It's fairly normal to walk out the theater a bit disappointed by seeing a movie with such great talent wasted in a muddy, eyebrow-raising subject that is just as inane as its tagline: 'Knowing is good, but knowing everything is better.'

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