The Circle ½

Watch Emma Watson and Tom Hanks give a 2-hour TED Talk about why privacy is bad, I mean good, I mean bad? and about why freedom is good, I mean bad, I mean good?

Watson plays that girl in high school that sucked up to the administration, if that girl in high school also hosted one of those Youtube daily vlog channels. Everybody else has too much dialogue to just be a plot device, but not enough meaningful dialogue to be a character, so instead we get totally accomplished actors chewing up more time to prove more of a belabored point against surveillance and social media culture.

It's seriously an abhorrent work that overinflates the very real issue of privacy to the point of belittling it. Alternates between laughably bad, uncomfortably cringey, and just flat-out boring. This is depraved, hateful cinema.

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