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. Forgive the pun, but the movie is so unfocused that it causes a major disconnect with the audience. The video and audio qualities are decent, but not as strong as they should be.
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. With an opulence of shared social media, lives are spilled into an open, public eye platform.
Conclusion: Disconnect covers a topic of the day and has no real answers to speak of, but this is a solid feature entry by Rubin, helped along by solid performances from many of his stars. Technically, it is not bad and was a minor surprise in the bonus department. The legacy of Disconnect may ultimately lie in an area that others may not consider; one where people see the film as a jumping off point to reconciling personal relationships lost to technology.
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 awhile.
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. The story seems predominantly concerned with the ill effects of modern-age gadgets: in one storyline, a couple (Paula Patton and Alexander Skarsgård) has their identities stolen over the Internet and...
Summary: #Venedig 2012 - En billig kopia av "Crash" skriver en del i sina recensioner, långt ifrån det skulle jag vilja säga. Förväntningarna var väldigt låga när förtexterna till "Disconnect" började rulla men ju längre in jag kom i filmen desto mer förförd blev jag. Känslan jag har nu i skrivande stund är väldigt svårslagen, känslan av en film som kommer från ingenstans, knockar en stenhårt och sedan inte släpper taget.
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. Daarnaast wordt deze boodschap ook weinig subtiel aangeboden, terwijl de film qua nuance juist wel bovengemiddeld scoort. Het acteerwerk trekt de film ook boven zichzelf uit, waarbij vooral Jason Bateman en Marc Jacobs opvallen.