• Nathan Rabin

    ★★★½ Watched by Nathan Rabin 06 Nov, 2015

    Good for a larf. Stick around for the outtakes!


  • Kirstie

    ★★★★★ Added by Kirstie

    Perfect, in every single way. Desperately depressing but an absolute masterpiece. Do not miss out on this.


  • Jon_Kissel

    Watched by Jon_Kissel 13 Sep, 2015

    Tony Kaye's third film, following the doc Lake of Fire and the incendiary American History X, is somehow more aggressively unpleasant than his earlier work. Detachment takes place in a high school, but there was more uplift in films about skinheads and abortion. Adrien Brody stars as a world-weary substitute teacher, dropped into a world of pill-popping colleagues, suicidal teens, and a heavy atmosphere of hopeless and irreversible decay. An ensemble cast featuring James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Tim Blake Nelson,…


  • Rishaad Moudden

    ★★★ Watched by Rishaad Moudden 25 Oct, 2015

    Overwritten and over edited with an irritable sense of self-importance (kinda like Elephant), but Brody is really good.


  • Keenan Tamblyn

    ★★★★ Watched by Keenan Tamblyn 14 Oct, 2015

    Having seen AMERICAN HISTORY X several times I had an idea of what I was in for with this film but it still couldn't prepare me for how heavy DETACHMENT was.

    First off, I loved it I was completely taken aback by the amazing direction and fantastic performances, especially by Brody. For something that seemed like a smaller production the cast is huge; Adrien Brody, Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, James Caan, Tim Blake Nelson, Bryan Cranston, Blythe Danner, Marcia Gay…


  • Acacia Christensen

    Watched by Acacia Christensen 07 Oct, 2015

    Watching as part of a new group im in called "Screenagers" where we each get to pick a movie and watch it.


  • 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.