• Cavin Hawkins

    ★★★★ Watched by Cavin Hawkins 27 Sep, 2015

    Definitely not what I was expecting. Let's just say that Detachment covers some very heavy topics, and leave it at that. Watch at your own discretion.
    The highlight of this film is the acting. Adrian Brody gives a killer performance, supported by a stellar cast including James Caan, Lucy Liu, Tim Blake Nelson, and even a brief appearance by Bryan Cranston.
    It's hard to really recommend this film because of its content, but I think it's worth watching as an interesting look at the impact adults have on youth. I could get more specific, but for now I'll just leave it at that.


  • Laser

    ★★★★½ Watched by Laser 17 Sep, 2015

    I cried, twice


  • apolee

    ★★★★ Watched by apolee 14 Sep, 2015

    I honestly don't know what to say about this movie except that I felt every single thing that happened way too much.


  • Bethany

    ★★★½ Watched by Bethany 12 Sep, 2015

    It has some really great performances but I found the cinematography off-putting, not to mention the interjections of his depressed writings about life to be quite distracting from the core story. I ended up feeling like the whole thing was a bit too misery-porn to be totally effective.


  • russman

    ★★½ Watched by russman 06 Sep, 2015 1

    Aren't substitute teachers just supposed to put a movie on for the class and do nothing?


  • Louis Gur

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Louis Gur 04 Sep, 2015

    Adrien Brody gives an Oscar worthy performance in this very depressing drama about students and teachers in a high school you are glad you didn't attend. A very realistic portrayal of bullying and bad behavior that almost anybody can relate to.

    On a first watch Detachment wasn't as good. Mainly because of the editing which brought some confusion to my mind as I wasn't sure what was going on sometimes (the movie is filled with flashbacks). On a second viewing this all works and Tony Kaye has done an incredible job directing this near perfect film. A must watch! Disturbing and very realistic.


  • Maia Miller

    ★★★★★ Added by Maia Miller

    Sometimes I wish I could remember what she put in that cupcake and I wish I had the courage to eat it..


  • Marshall Granger

    ★★ Watched by Marshall Granger 27 Aug, 2015

    This almost succeeds as a film-essay takedown of the No Child Left Behind era. But when it's trying to also be a dramatic story, it's downright horrific, to a very distracting extent.
    Definitely look to HALF NELSON for a much much better telling of this story.


  • me

    Watched by me 24 Aug, 2015

    One of the worst movies of this decade. Over-directed to the point where it's empty of nuance. A tone-deaf script about a touchy subject written by somebody who feels superior and obviously doesn't understand that culture. Insulting.


  • Courtney Cheshire

    ★★★★★ Watched by Courtney Cheshire 21 Aug, 2015

    I'm shocked that so much sadness could fit into 1 hour and 37 minutes. Detachment is a beautifully tragic, realistic view on public school and life in general. Adrien Brody gave a wonderful performance and was supported by a stellar cast. I loved the visual style of this movie, from the animated chalkboard to the long shots of hallways absent of anyone. There was tonal similarity to Tony Kaye's masterpiece "American History X" which worked very well. This is a…


  • Guilherme Sagas

    ★★★ Watched by Guilherme Sagas 15 Aug, 2015

    Over dramatic and kinda short sighted. Good sequence when Mr Barthe talks tomthe students about happines.


  • Lexi

    ★★★★½ Watched by Lexi 14 Aug, 2015

    I thoroughly enjoyed this also I'm crying