Detachment Reviews

  • Detachment
    • Genre : Drama
    • Release Date : March 16, 2012
    • MPAA Rating : -
    • Duration : 100
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : Tribeca Film
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  • when the movie shuts out the background noise, its message is loud and clear
    2 of 5 by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News ]
  • there isn't a cynical moment in this overblown drama, but it feels personal in a way that perhaps shouldn't also become political
    by Ella Taylor [NPR ]
  • there are multiple mini-narratives that run through Detachment and all of them are worthy of your attention
    4 of 5 by Daniel Hubschman [Hollywood.Com ]
  • the younger performers make equally strong impressions
    by Frank Scheck [Hollywood Reporter ]
  • the overload of tricks that take us out of the story with animation
    3 of 4 by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone ]
  • the movie is tricked out with arty embellishments that include the insertion of crude blackboard sketches of nooses and guillotines
    3 of 5 by Stephen Holden [New York Times ]
  • the film would be better if Kaye hadn't included a Taxi Driver subplot in which Brody rescues a teen hooker in fishnets
    Review rate : B by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly ]
  • the director's trademark shrillness renders its dialogue in all-caps hysteria
    1 of 4 by Bill Weber [Slant Magazine ]
  • seem like stock archetypes, at least until you actually sit down and watch the film
    by Andrew O'Hehir [ ]
  • one big scream, cliched and hardly credible as an oblique call to civility
    2 of 5 by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York ]
  • has everything you'd expect in a student film, but it's instead the product of a grizzled 60-year-old veteran
    1.5 of 4 by Kyle Smith [New York Post ]
  • establishes a drifting, narcotized visual tone that's apt and effective, but the reactionary script brings out the worst in its impressive cast
    by Mark Holcomb [Village Voice ]
  • drives a coffin nail through a noble profession with such ruthless virulence that it makes no point at all
    by Rex Reed [New York Observer ]
  • delivers a story that lacks nuance, and mixes badly with Kaye's impatient edits, Dutch angles and extreme close-ups
    by Ronnie Scheib [Variety ]
  • bringing credibility to scenes that often don't deserve it and making the film watchable even at its most absurd extremes
    Review rate : B- by Sam Adams [AV Club ]
  • although ugliness seeps through scene after scene here, I remained totally absorbed throughout the film
    by Betty Jo Tucker [ReelTalk Movie Reviews ]

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