The Circle - Movie Review

  • Published on Apr 27, 2017
  • In this technological wonderland of social media and being connected, the days of true privacy may be coming to an end. WHat does it mean!?....well, the movie doesn't really ask that, but here's my review for "The Circle"!
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  • XULDV8
    XULDV8 3 months ago

    Interesting movie. Never knew it existed. Now I do.

  • Kunisake The Artist
    Kunisake The Artist 3 months ago

    It's 2019 now...
    Now we wait

  • Amenadiel Jagger
    Amenadiel Jagger 11 months ago

    I like this movie, it is a big wake up call to remind us of the current situation we are all living now. Of course I am sure many would agree the fictitious 'Circle' is so replica to our reality technology called Google. Tracing us of every location and move and knowing our algorithms to know what kind of news filtered to brainwash society. That and Facebook, and Twitter, and Instagram, and lotsa say TVclip too... Those who said this movie is awful and shit are obviously crowheads working at Google and busy peeping Toms wanting to pry on every single aspect privacy of our lives. Food for thought! Kudos to the producers for reminding technology isn't what is always made to be.

  • READ Comics
    READ Comics Year ago

    This movie is so bad

  • Adam Covers
    Adam Covers Year ago

    I liked it

  • Jamesyyy
    Jamesyyy Year ago

    R.A. Laffertys Past Master not only lampooned the idea of a utopia where everyone knows what everybody else is thinking (which started as a satire that fools believed an actual idea) he also wrote about suicide booths in 1968. I say this while also saying the circle did a shit job at selling this big brother bullshit. This movie was complete and utter trash.

  • aayaatable
    aayaatable Year ago

    It's already here

  • Dave
    Dave Year ago

    just couldn't take the hands any more, had to stop watching, sorry

  • Jim Cameron
    Jim Cameron Year ago

    That was a pretty awesometacular review. I think the film wanted to avoid suggesting Tom Hanks was a cartoon villain, in favour of suggesting that he meant well, but had some very bad ideas. A less kind suggestion is that the Circle is basically a cult, with the members as his groupies/cultists, and him as the (unaccountable) cult leader. The implied question is Plato’s question: “Who guards the guardians ?”; if transparency is total, and no secrecy is possible - who is to prevent all that knowledge becoming a means of totalitarian tyranny ?

  • I'm the Man in Black

    That hair tho...

  • suvariboy
    suvariboy Year ago

    The reviewer was more annoying than the film.

  • ABreathOfReason
    ABreathOfReason Year ago

    All I got from it is that the reason for all bad things happening and the main antagonist of the movie is the protagonist, Emma Watson.

  • ATS/angel777 xD
    ATS/angel777 xD Year ago

    1:15 killed me

  • MeNameDaniel
    MeNameDaniel Year ago +1

    Worst movie ever

  • Drax The Destroyer

    Bill Paxton was great in it and deserved more screen time

  • bustedsim
    bustedsim Year ago

    On Jeremy not getting Tom Hanks' character. 1st, he's a CEO of a major company through which every personal bit of data flows. He OWNS the cameras everyone is using to monitor the world. He OWNS all the data collected by those cameras. It's not just coincidence that governor who was against the Circle was put under investigation. His cameras and the integration of surveillance into society gave him the power to tank her career right when she was starting to get too nosy.
    The great man, who champions for transparency and accountability has an office to which only a select few are allowed into. All this was shown before he was found out. And what does he do with all the data that is collected? Analyze it for science? No, he probably runs it through algorithms then sells it to advertisers to give them a touchstone on what the common person is into at that moment.
    And what of the scene where Emma Watson's character suggests linking voting into the Circle's social media platform? What, you think he wasn't ever going to look at that data? Employees voted for someone other than his preferred candidate? They may end up fired for mysterious reasons. He could use that data to influence elections. To identify those who did not vote for the winner so that they end up signaled out and ostracized.
    It's basic political economy analysis - "Follow the money" Every media message is constructed, is embedded with meaning, and has a purpose. The key to recognize this in addition to your own interpretation.
    All this depth is there in this weird talky movie, and I haven't even touched on the hypocrisy of the people who work there who are presented as free-spirited all life is precious progressive liberal types, who then first harass someone they judged in the court of public opinion with death threats (because all life is sacred) and then, cheer on a basic manhunt, which if it were outside their technological comfort zone they'd likely be berating.
    This is what I get for being a communications major. Getting freaked out by a bad movie.

  • Seoul
    Seoul Year ago

    I thought it was pretty good. Up until the last minute. I thought there would be an epic thing where Emma Watson and Jon went on some epic mission to expose the circle and were chased by Tom hanks and maybe he like used some technology to get to her parents, or literally ANYTHING than some cameras n shit.

  • Liberty Heathen
    Liberty Heathen Year ago

    This film was an abortion of thought. The first 45 minutes was thought provoking and intriguing, like a beautiful new born baby, the rest of the film was spend strangling said baby.

  • micheal john
    micheal john Year ago

    you look like keanu reeves

  • Al Ciucci
    Al Ciucci Year ago

    exactly, Emma s got potential but she's systematically working on poor scripts in the last year. Sadly she became the British version of Kristen Stewart, trying very hard but not getting there quite yet.

  • A Mish
    A Mish Year ago

    found it boring and very slow,and emma waston very cold and emotionless!

  • Sandro Di Marco
    Sandro Di Marco Year ago

    And this pedantic, pathetic "film review" (???) gets 200,000 views? Jesus!

  • Lucy Heartfilia
    Lucy Heartfilia Year ago

    This movie was okay and it seemed like it was going somewhere but then it's like "we outed all of your secrets" but like what secrets? The ending was really weird because I thought the point was going to be "we need privacy" but then Emma's character gave some weird philosophical cryptic monologue about being open and shit and they completely lost me....idk what they were going for. It seemed like it was supposed to be okay being open and social is good we can catch bad guys and find lost children and all of the other good stuff. But you know there's always a catch and the main character starts to become skeptical if it's the right thing to do, and tries to stop it before anyone else can get hurt or whatever. And then the big company tries to stop her and there's a thrilling chase scene. But it never really goes kind of just falls flat...

  • kill3r5000
    kill3r5000 Year ago

    This movie was some shit

  • iblis009
    iblis009 Year ago

    You need a haircut dude.....

  • Saketh Vempati
    Saketh Vempati Year ago

    What happened to you hair dude?

  • James Wise Magic
    James Wise Magic Year ago

    I actually rather enjoyed it. It could have much better and I wish it went the extra mile but it did surprise me, I wasn't expecting much out of it. Glad I watched it.

  • ideotek
    ideotek Year ago

    I really freaking hate how they used boyega's character, might as well have never been there, they did nothing with his character - if your going to hang a gun on the wall use it ... like honestly no conflict no big reveal just nothing

  • Geeky Fanatic
    Geeky Fanatic Year ago

    I honestly hated the movie. I pretty much fell asleep halfway through and every time I thought there was finally going to be conflict, it quickly fell flat.

  • Nicholas Kazantzidis

    This movie is bad. I promise you, just skip it. You will not miss out.

  • Ethan Powell
    Ethan Powell Year ago

    Most disappointing movie of 2017 BY FAR

  • Joe Bro
    Joe Bro Year ago

    Got it from RedBox and watched it last night.. I thought it was awful. I feel like Emma Watson's character arch did not flow logically. It seemed like it was trying to build a case for the problem of big data and the importance of privacy but then she seems to decide at the end that what we need is more surveillance but "done right". It feels like it is trying to build to this big reveal of the nefarious side/potential of the circle (and they kinda do with the SPOILER..............................................................death of her friend, but it really doesn't really land) but nothing is really said at the end. She's just gonna be the next guy she just took down. I agree it tried to ask a philosophically interesting and important question for this day and age and handle it in a nuanced way but they just.... missed. Bad. I would recommend not watching it, I wish I could get the time back I put into it.

  • freddie jones
    freddie jones Year ago

    totally agree, fantastic 2.5/3 hours movie and a great concept with good acting, just a shame they didnt develop it enough, could have been blockbuster, even the trailer was cool and somewhat spooky

  • Kookycloud
    Kookycloud Year ago

    One of the worst movies I saw in my entire life... argh!

  • Francis Vincent Ong

    Meow meow beans

  • Fine Lines
    Fine Lines Year ago

    The book was kind of boring as well.

  • joseph hillyard
    joseph hillyard Year ago

    Watch Black Mirror on Netflix

  • Samantha Ryan
    Samantha Ryan Year ago

    Haven't seen it yet but just finished the book. The book goes into the a-b-c-d....z way better than I imagine the movie could in the time frame. There are a lot more layers to Mae, although the book definitely rushes her sudden superstar status within the company (within three months of working there). If you get a chance to read it, I highly recommend it. Cheers!

  • Bird Fleck
    Bird Fleck Year ago

    Thanks for the review! I may just rent this one :)

  • wolverineiscool
    wolverineiscool Year ago

    The movie wasn't as bad as people make it out to be, emma watson isn't the problem in this movie, her acting was neither bad or great, it was just okay...the thing is it had a couple of problems:
    1. The ending felt flat, out of place, quick and weak
    2. john boyega's talent wasted, literally anyone could have been in that role, waste of an actor
    3. bill paxton didn't need to be in a wheelchair, it didn't add anything to the movie
    4. emma's character progression is too fast, like she was an intern yesterday and before u knew it she is having lunch with the ceo and giving speeches and making ideas
    the good things are
    1. tom hanks
    2. tom hanks
    3. tom hanks
    4. set design was awesome
    5. funny comments from viewers
    5. tom hanks

  • James F
    James F Year ago

    This movie came to netflix within 4 weeks of it being released in cinema's here. That's how hard it flopped here. 😂😂😂

  • Sanjay Raju
    Sanjay Raju Year ago

    X4106X X23 X19

  • Joel
    Joel Year ago

    One of the shitties movies i've ever seen.
    Had potential with the characters but such a shitty execution.

  • No Username
    No Username Year ago

    It would be better as a series, so they can do more in it.

  • Sloatch
    Sloatch Year ago

    They should make another movie about controlling comment sections

  • Matthew Topping
    Matthew Topping Year ago

    This movie was not ", alright", it was downright terrible.

    17M views Year ago

    this movie begs the defining question of our society:
    what do you want more, do you want to live or do you want to be comfortable?

  • dombower
    dombower Year ago

    Alllllll the poooooooooorrrrnnnn

  • Lunchable Cracker
    Lunchable Cracker 2 years ago

    His hair🤢

  • Bonifilio Soto
    Bonifilio Soto 2 years ago

    The ending is misleading, I thought they were taking down the Circle but instead she literally took over the company...exact opposite of what the other founder wanted, so What? did she completely disregard him after he helped her take down the other two founders? It's just doesn't sit well with me

  • Stankin' Thankin'
    Stankin' Thankin' 2 years ago

    The Circle was just a very badly executed Black Mirror promotional video...

  • Juan Inchauspe
    Juan Inchauspe 2 years ago

    1:15 was that a Dr Cox impression?

  • Darksky1001able
    Darksky1001able 2 years ago

    Dude, Attack on the Block. Nuff said.

  • Ben Schumacher
    Ben Schumacher 2 years ago

    I forgot I had watched it until I saw this review.

  • Mich Washington
    Mich Washington 2 years ago

    All of the porn! - J. Jahns LoL

  • Andrew Keyes
    Andrew Keyes 2 years ago

    the movie that makes me question things is Shawshank redemption

  • Me Catalin
    Me Catalin 2 years ago

    ive seen lots of low budget movies with no name actors that are better than this crap, i don't even know how the fuck did pple think this is a good story and why the fuck did pple buy the book, even if its better its a waste of time to read

  • John Duckworth
    John Duckworth 2 years ago

    You should do a review of Twister!

  • John Casey
    John Casey 2 years ago

    So this is basically Watch Dogs minus the hacking and hacker groups.

  • Philadelphia Whovian
    Philadelphia Whovian 2 years ago +1

    from what people who have read the book tell me, emma Watson's performance is EXACTLY what the character was like in the book. also, I thought she was excellent in Noah, like award winning performance. but I guess i'm alone there.

  • no
    no 2 years ago +1

    but the porn, think about the porn

  • Martinho Ramos
    Martinho Ramos 2 years ago

    what an asswhipe of a movie

  • John Barrigón Staton
    John Barrigón Staton 2 years ago

    What is the song of the concert that happen in the movie?

  • chriram97
    chriram97 2 years ago

    Just watched the movie. The premise was really interesting and i thought the story was pretty good, but the ending was so rushed that it ruined the entire movie...

  • Cristian Zainea
    Cristian Zainea 2 years ago

    You guys never watched Black Mirror. I am dissapoint. This video is Black Mirror with it's claws cut. Black Mirror does this concept SOOO GOOD.

  • PopDisplay1
    PopDisplay1 2 years ago

    Terrible editing. Stupidly animated. 1960's radio disc jockey.

  • Cindy Fawkes
    Cindy Fawkes 2 years ago

    I hope this movie will make a lot of people aware that you have to take measures to protect your privacy. First get a good VPN like NordVPN or Cryptostorm. Install a privacy friendly browser like Brave, that automatically blocks ads and trackers. And last, use a search engine that doesn't track you, like or Ixquick. Please share this message with your friends!

  • Skoop
    Skoop 2 years ago +1

    R.I.P Bill Paxton
    "Somebody ring The Dinkster?"

  • Robert Eli
    Robert Eli 2 years ago

    My thoughts exactly.

  • - Quinnsteria -
    - Quinnsteria - 2 years ago

    I actually hated it. The only good thing about it is when it ended. Finding Mae's friend was done horribly. He crashes because...I don't know

  • Adolfo Pena
    Adolfo Pena 2 years ago

    I have a feeling John will be British in Pacific Rim 2.

  • Vladimir Strigunov
    Vladimir Strigunov 2 years ago +1

    Why all the youtubers yell?

  • sabian630
    sabian630 2 years ago

    I've been digging your reviews for a long time now. I'd say 90% + I'm with you the whole way. In saying that, you stating " The concept and all is great, but after 2 days I'd need my own space, you know, because all of the Porn"
    Straight up fucking hilarious.

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    Fesa Wild 2 years ago

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  • z c
    z c 2 years ago

    transformer age of extinct! why tis movie exist.....

  • Nikita Lane
    Nikita Lane 2 years ago

    Might go and see just for Tom Hanks.

  • Alehector R
    Alehector R 2 years ago

    Perks of being a wallflower was good

  • Mr.SmithGNR Smith
    Mr.SmithGNR Smith 2 years ago

    these brainwashed liberal assholes would love to just roll over and give up their rights...sad

  • Mr.SmithGNR Smith
    Mr.SmithGNR Smith 2 years ago

    a movie about the satanic cowards...

  • Aaron Ventura
    Aaron Ventura 2 years ago

    sequel: the triangle.

  • James Davis
    James Davis 2 years ago

    Jon Boyega doesn't have an English accent in a movie? What about "Attack the Block"?

  • nicolae cosmin
    nicolae cosmin 2 years ago

    I liked the character of Tom Haks and Karen Gillian. She was great in here.

  • Jaycie Victory
    Jaycie Victory 2 years ago +1

    I thought Emma was very good in Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I know what you mean. She's on the cusp of something awesome *crosses fingers* Come on, Emma.

  • Lee Jorge
    Lee Jorge 2 years ago

    The only part I liked was the comments around Emma when she was Transparent. They were so funny! Straight out of a crazy TVclip comment section.

  • Buck Rogers
    Buck Rogers 2 years ago

    The dude needs a haircut!

  • EATeezey
    EATeezey 2 years ago

    It's hard to take Tom Hanks as being a bad guy in general. Like in Road to Perdition he was most certainly not a good person (a dark gray) but you still rooted for him.

  • Rishabh Dixit
    Rishabh Dixit 2 years ago

    please review "BAHUBAALI 2" a foreign language movie from india buts it's a kickass war epic drama.

  • m73jaredII
    m73jaredII 2 years ago

    The circle is skynet

  • messynate
    messynate 2 years ago +1

    I hope there's a sequel. The ending can lead to an uprising

  • iamyarita
    iamyarita 2 years ago


  • ty2005_92
    ty2005_92 2 years ago

    Your hair looks like a bad helmet

  • bernardoferreira89
    bernardoferreira89 2 years ago

    Minority Report - free will dilemma

  • The Spectacular Gonzo
    The Spectacular Gonzo 2 years ago

    I don't want people watching me when I beat off.

  • dubugga
    dubugga 2 years ago

    "Not only because of all of the PORN.." We need a man like this in the senate. Telling it how it is.

  • Gawking
    Gawking 2 years ago

    I saw the movie today. OMG. It was terrible. The first half was ok, but then it starts to fall apart. It looked horrible. Some of the actors (Mercer) didn't even seem to try. The book wasn't briljant but still a lot better than the movie. Emma Watson just doesn't do it for me. I'm not even sure if she's a good actor?!?!

  • Jason Hill
    Jason Hill 2 years ago

    This movie looks alot like Antitrust w/ Ryan Phillippe and Tim Robbins from the 2001.

  • Ryan Hastings
    Ryan Hastings 2 years ago

    emma watson is garbage

  • Jalonnie Johnson
    Jalonnie Johnson 2 years ago

    Emma Watson was great in The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • donttouchmeim steril
    donttouchmeim steril 2 years ago +1