• Kamaya Ann

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Kamaya Ann 16 Dec, 2014

    Detachment will have you feeling a bit empty due to how effective it is at hitting you hard with pure detachment. It seemed like the overall message of this film, was to focus on how disconnected and depressingly ripe the world is at crying for help and getting absolutely nothing in return. I did however, love the characters and their obligation to make a solid statement towards the school's system and how corrupt it is. The artistic use of chalkboard animation was quite appealing and even persuasive. I've always admired Tony Kaye's authenticity.

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  • Pluto Panes

    ★★★½ Watched by Pluto Panes 16 Dec, 2014

    As a society we have drifted away from each other, secluded in our own cocoon, waiting for the nevercoming emancipation. Our interaction at best are dialogic of violence and fear in a text of growing up. The children are invariably lost in this discourse. A movie that works both on the spheres of personal dependence on memory and social determination of normalcy.

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  • Joel León

    ★★½ Watched by Joel León 11 Dec, 2014

    I found this movie a very tragic one. It is true that touches things that are very true and it hits very well at showing this, but i felt so depressed watching it that i didn't really enjoy it very much.

    I really liked specific things about the movie in separate, like Adrien Brody's acting or some of the scenes (like the last one) but putting it in a whole, i didn't like it. Probably i'll see it again some…

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  • UliCain

    ★★★★½ Added by UliCain

    An incredibly strong film that does not pull many punches. Great performances all around with brilliant intensity from Brody. Sami Gayle was quite good, and I would love to see what was left on the floor for some of the many name actors that had just bit parts in the final cut.

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  • MIRIAM

    ★★★½ Watched by MIRIAM 15 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Valtteri Lepistö

    Watched by Valtteri Lepistö 07 Dec, 2014

    Detachment showed to be one of those films which are extremely difficult to rate. It starts out beautifully and promises us something more than the usual "students with problems" -flicks such as Palme d'Or winner The Class or Hilary Swank flick Freedom Writers. Actually it starts out as film focusing on teacher's job but then changes its tune and suddenly we realize that it's actually about the place in modern society. Everybody has their problems but somehow the film fails…

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  • J.

    ★★★½ Watched by J. 02 Dec, 2014

    It's actually frightening how a film about the American school system can be the most depressing thing I've seen in a long long time.

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  • godards

    ★★★★★ Watched by godards 02 Dec, 2014

    Incredibly relatable and inspiring. It portraits sadness and the feeling of being misunderstood (along with loneliness and the void of life) very accurately. This movie speaks to our feelings.

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  • Matt

    Added by Matt

    Far too melodramatic.

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  • Lobezno Estepario

    ★★★★ Watched by Lobezno Estepario 02 Dec, 2012

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Matthew Rice

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew Rice 24 Nov, 2014

    There seems to be a lot of films like this about these days - what I would class as misery-porn. Everybody is sad, depressed, confused, conflicted, self absorbed, etc and yes, while those emotions DO exist in us all, when that's all a film narrows in on, you don't feel like you get a rounded portrayal of reality. Detachment does it better than most as it still gives you glimmers to hang on to but why does EVERY character have…

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  • Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright

    ★★★ Watched by Brian J. "Tyrannorabbit" Wright 22 Nov, 2014

    School-system drama that's got good performances and earnestness in spades. Actually it's got everything in spades, that's kind of its problem - Tony Kaye throws every film stock, editing style, bit part with a huge untold story, and narrative trick in the book at you, and still puts in animation and talking-head narration from characters and non-characters alike. This is like five movies crushed down into 97 minutes.

    For the most part it's unsentimental and kind of punishing, seeing awful…

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