Summary: Different strokes, I suppose, and there are probably some people out there who will think that Disconnect has something to say that they think is worth saying. But I think it's fairly safe to say that most folks will find it heavy-handed and self-important.
Conclusion: If you're under the impression that 'Disconnect' has the potential of being the next 'Crash,' don't get your hopes up. It feels like a preachy film that doesn't exactly know what it's preaching. Despite the stories and characters being just fine, the message and morals never gel.
Excerpt: Disconnect exists because we’re connected, too connected, to information. It exists as a gauged response to what some would see as a catastrophic breakdown of communication, in an era where ironically communication has never been easier. Disconnect needs no launching pads; society has provided one.
Conclusion: Disconnect is certainly a worthy enterprise and one which has something important to say about the fractious nature of contemporary, internet based, life. The film is perhaps too scattershot for its own good, however, and some of Rubin's directorial choices become frustrating and even annoying after...
Excerpt: In its attempt to address weighty social problems through intertwining storylines, Disconnect fails not so much because of its occasional self-seriousness or didacticism than it does from a scattered plot that makes the film's overriding theme or message difficult to grasp.
Summary: Braiding the stories of a disparate ensemble variously affected by the malleability of online identity, all arriving at the same predictable moral conclusion, this decently acted pic should easily secure distribution on the strength of its big-name cast.
Excerpt: Disconnect gaat over de gevaren die gepaard gaan met onze steeds digitaler wordende identiteit, maar omdat dit zo’n hedendaags onderwerp is, is het jammer (en mogelijk ook wel onvermijdelijk) dat de boodschap wat gedateerd aanvoelt.