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Author Topic: Review of THE CIRCLE  (Read 99 times)

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Review of THE CIRCLE
« on: July 06, 2017, 05:27:12 pm »
I've put this in the streaming section as here in the UK, it popped up as a Netflix Original.

Full review on Letterboxd - https://letterboxd.com/oldeststreamer/film/the-circle-2017/

I know that my enthusiasm for this film isn't shared but why the hate?
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Re: Review of THE CIRCLE
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2017, 06:10:40 pm »
I haven't seen the movie yet, but I'll be watching it soon. Now to be fair, I should disclose that I read the book, and I found it to be absolutely horribly written. Bland characters, robotic dialogue, and an obvious message that repeatedly smacks you over the head.

The film might be different, but I don't see how it could be a significant improvement when the source material is as bad as it is here. I have a special hate in my heart for movies that I agree with ideologically but cannot enjoy given how poorly the argument is presented.
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Re: Review of THE CIRCLE
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2017, 06:13:05 pm »
I thought the premise of this film was fairly interesting but the negative reception turned me off. Interesting topic for the current time though.
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Re: Review of THE CIRCLE
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2017, 09:52:36 pm »
The film might be different, but I don't see how it could be a significant improvement when the source material is as bad as it is here.
I haven't read the book, but I heard the ending is somewhat different from the book's.

Don't expect an improvement since author Dave Eggers helped director James Ponsoldt with writing the screenplay.
Everything is terrible.
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Re: Review of THE CIRCLE
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2017, 02:54:43 am »
Thanks guys.

I'd never heard if the book and knew very little of the film prior to its Netflix appearance last week so helpfully I had no preconceived ideas.
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