A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can’t find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today’s wired world.









Film information

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Release date: Apr 12, 2013
MPAA rating: Rated R for sexual content, some graphic nudity, language, violence and drug use - some involving teens
Official website:!LD/films/coming_soon:disconnect
Runtime: 115 min
Movie Reviews:
  • 100
    Chicago Sun-Times - by Richard Roeper
    Even when Disconnect follows the path we expect it to follow, it does so in a way that keeps us intensely engaged. There wasn't a moment during this movie when I thought about anything other than this movie. more

  • 90
    The New York Times - by Stephen Holden
    The film ominously conveys a world of too much information but too little communication, where people have become slaves to glowing hand-held devices that were designed to make life easier but have made it busier and more complicated. ...

  • 75
    Miami Herald - by Connie Ogle
    The film builds to a three-pronged tumultuous climax, shot in slow motion that could have been overwrought but somehow isn’t. more

  • 75
    USA Today - by Claudia Puig
    Characters are richly drawn and relatable, though at times stories teeter on melodrama. The overall effect, however, is powerful. more

  • 75
    ReelViews - by James Berardinelli
    Disconnect is by turns frustrating and fascinating. more

  • 75
    Rolling Stone - by Peter Travers
    Bateman, in a rare dramatic role, is just tremendous, finding depths of emotion where they're least expected. Disconnect works they same way. Even when it trips on its ambitions, it hits home. more

  • 75
    New York Observer - by Rex Reed
    Despite occasional flaws, Disconnect is filled with fine performances, informed by an often sophisticated script and directed with passion. more

  • 75
    Movie Nation - by Roger Moore
    It’s a blunt instrument of a movie, and often melodramatic. But it sometimes moves and often hits its target square on the nose. more

  • 70
    Arizona Republic - by Bill Goodykoontz
    As cautionary tales go, Disconnect is a pretty good one, but it’s not really a whole lot more than that. ...

  • 70
    Wall Street Journal - by Joe Morgenstern
    The structure is sheer contrivance — three narratives intricately interlocked — while the plot amounts to a convenience store of variably credible, or borderline incredible, strands. Yet the film is impressive all the same. more

  • 63
    Washington Post - by Ann Hornaday
    If this strikes you as vaguely familiar, you’re right: Disconnect is a computer “Crash.” more

  • 63
    New York Post - by Kyle Smith
    Soulful though the film is, melodrama gradually sneaks in, and then it takes over. more

  • 63
    Philadelphia Inquirer - by Steven Rea
    Disconnect is an Eleanor Rigby movie. Look at all the lonely people. A "Crash" for the Internet age, Alex Henry Rubin's topical opus swoops down like an alien spaceship to investigate a disparate group of Earthlings living in close proximity in the suburbs of New York City. more

  • 63
    Boston Globe - by Ty Burr
    Disconnect is far from a bad movie. It’s just better at melodrama than drama. more

  • 50
    Los Angeles Times - by Amy Nicholson
    Alas, the flick can't resist overheating. Paradoxically, when people finally do jump in their cars, curl their fists and grab their guns, we wish they'd retreat to the safety of their monitors. more

  • 50
    Village Voice - by Alan Scherstuhl
    Disconnect might play better a decade from now, when it's more clearly a compendium of contemporary fears rather than some dire expression of them. more

  • 50
    Variety - by Guy Lodge
    Well-meaning but dated and frequently risible issue-drama. more

  • 40
    Time Out New York - by David Fear
    Only Andrea Riseborough comes close to rising above it all, and even she’s undone by what may be the crassest climactic slo-mo montage ever. The lucky will have logged off by that point. more

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User Comments & Reviews

  1. silverrain

    Pretty good short