• Gregory David Escobar

    ★★★★ Watched by Gregory David Escobar 17 Apr, 2014

    Durante un tiempo evadí esta película, temiendo que Tony Kaye, aquel director que renegó del producto final que es esa maravilla de "American History X" en verdad no tuviese el poder y el talento que siempre le asigné.

    Y ahora que finalmente la vi, creo entender que cosas no le gustaron a Kaye del corte final de "American History X". En el fondo, Kaye se debate entre el documental, la narración tradicional cinematográfica y la poesía-casi-video-arte, con fuerte énfasis en…

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  • Leonardo Navarro

    ★★★½ Watched by Leonardo Navarro 17 Apr, 2014 2

    Tony Kaye: Ranked

    «It’s so easy to be careless! It takes courage and character to care!»
    —Dr. Doris Parker

    Oh, Tony Kaye definitely always gets his point across.

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  • Eli

    ★★½ Watched by Eli 16 Apr, 2014

    Phenomenal cast, but very weak script. Honestly there was just too much going on in this film and it ended up thinning out what could have been a better film. It was okay for a watch once though.

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  • UncreativeName

    Watched by UncreativeName 11 Apr, 2014

    Tony Kaye thinks he is harboring truths of the human experience out of a sea of personal pain, misery and nonstop gloom. But there is so much pretentious babbling that you completely overdose on the maudlin aspects. The film is jammed with so many empty and dumb sentiments mascaraing as some degree of deep wisdom that it is completely maddening and confounding just how much Kaye manages to stack on. I mean at one point Adrian Brody's character proclaims "You…

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  • Gawronski

    ★★★½ Added by Gawronski

    really interesting look at teachers and responsibility in general. adrien brody continues to be great

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  • typaholic

    ★★★ Watched by typaholic 10 Apr, 2014

    Watch this directly after Fack ju Göhte to get slapped left and right.

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  • Chris Vallée

    ★★★★½ Watched by Chris Vallée 26 Mar, 2014

    A riveting and deeply haunting glimpse into an often overlooked aspect of society, that is both heart wrenching and sometimes hard to watch, but nonetheless important. The story, told through the perspective of a sullen substitute teacher details the harsh realities for both students and teachers in todays public school system, as well as shedding light on the personal stories of how both the young and old are negatively influenced by apathetic institutions. Adrian Brody gave a stunning performance as…

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  • Carlos Laron

    ★★★★½ Watched by Carlos Laron 17 Mar, 2014

    Emotionally affecting though at times can be too much. I loved how it tackled the gritty American public school system and the teachers that work there. I don't know how they do it, I commend them for everything they do. Adrien Brody is excellent here as well as the supporting cast. It felt like a documentary to me, but I thought that was clever. It was deep, dark and very introspective.

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  • caveman298

    ★★★½ Watched by caveman298 15 Mar, 2014

    Really enjoyable, if a little overly-dramatic, but Adrien Brody is excellent.

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  • rovers

    ★★★ Added by rovers

    Zo veel pretenties hebben en dan niet ontsporen. Tony Kaye bleek met het neonazidrama American History X al niet de koning van het sober meande­rende verhaal maar in Detachment gaan echt alle remmen los.

    In films is het Amerikaanse openbaar onderwijs doorgaans een ruïne. Rond '85 vertoonde het verval zich voor het eerst als de schattige rebellie van witte tieners in The Breakfast Club en Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Tien jaar later was de toon veel harder — detectiepoortjes, uitzichtloosheid…

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  • Christian Flemm

    ★★★★½ Watched by Christian Flemm 15 Feb, 2014

    My favorite underrated actor in perhaps one of my favorite underrated films. Adrien Brody plays an emotionally detached substitute teacher who is hired to fill in at a failing public school. I loved the take on the public school system here (Bryan Cranston cameo!), even though it might've been a bit over-the-top at points. I also loved Brody's relationship with the (child?) prostitute; it vaguely reminded me of "Taxi Driver". Overall, this film really deserves four stars, as the last…

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  • Gaz Elliott

    ★★★★ Watched by Gaz Elliott 23 Jan, 2013

    A substitute teacher who drifts from classroom to classroom finds a connection to the students and teachers during his latest assignment.

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