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The Circle (2017)



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Posted February 22, 2017 by

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Critics Review: ★★ (1 review)
Film Bloggers Review: ★★1/2 (5 reviews)


Seorang wanita mendapatkan pekerjaan di sebuah perusahaan teknologi besar bernama Circle, di mana ia kemudian menjalin hubungan dengan seorang pria misterius.


A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

General Information

Director: James Ponsoldt
Scriptwriter: James Ponsoldt
Cast: Emma Watson, Karen Gillan, Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, John Boyega, Patton Oswalt, Ellen Wong
Running Time: NA
Release Date: 3 May 2017

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Dengan naskah cerita yang memiliki premis menjanjikan namun pengembangan yang begitu dangkal, pengarahan Ponsoldt malah terasa semakin membuat kualitas pengisahan The Circle terasa begitu terpuruk. Ritme penceritaan hadir berantakan dengan tanpa ada usaha sedikit lebih kuat untuk memberikan emosi atau kehidupan pada film ini. Rating: ★★



ARUL FITTRON (Arul’s Movie Reviews)

The Circle should be a thought-provoking science fiction film because it has a very big concept to talk about human and cyber relationship. But, The Circle was unfocused in what they want to talk, and they don’t care to share about any character connection for the audience. Overall, The Circle was not very bad, still a fair one, because of Emma Watson’s charming performance. But, I wish it should be better. Rating: ★★1/2

DANIEL IRAWAN (Daniel Dokter)

While the story is relevant and the paranoia is real, The Circle had a lack of complexity in its twists and turns as a pseudo dystopian scifi–and just felt a bit too small compared to the great ensemble. Hanks and Watson are fine to keep it going, though. Rating: ★★★

ELBERT REYNER (Daily Cinephile)

With such huge ideas and thought-provoking theme, The Circle should have been one of the most intriguing techno-thriller this year. But it ends up to be another huge disappointments, either for sci-fi fans or regular audience who were anticipating a decent thriller from its impressive cast and the talents behind. Rating: ★★


The Circle pnya ide besar teknologi yang gagal dipresentasikan dengan baik oleh James Ponsoldt. Penuh lompatan, tanpa emosi, dan tak jelas tujuannya. Rating: ★★1/2


While the premise about life-integrated internet might, after all, is compelling, The Circle falls flat in narrating the story, making it into a jumpy, incoherent collection of floating, outdated ideas. Even James Ponsoldt fails to show us his most powerful tools: sympathetic characters. Rating: ★★1/2


Last Updated: 5 May 2017


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