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The Circle
As she rises through the ranks of the world's largest tech and social media company, The Circle, Mae is encouraged by company founder Eamon Bailey to live her life with complete transparency. But no...  View more >

Starring Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Karen Gillan...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

May 1, 2017
Slow, bad performances, bad script, and terrible direction make this one of the worst big budget Hollywood films in a long time..

For my full thoughts, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clnYB1yybeI
May 2, 2017
"The Circle" is a film that tested the water of privacy. the film is based on the book by Dave Egges, which it reminded me of the novel '1984" written by George Orwell. yes, the theme of the movie is "Big Brother is watching" in the age of the social media. Emma Watson plays Mae Holland who is stuck as a phone operator and when she's not doing that, she home taking care of her parents especially her disable father played by Bill Paxton in one of his final performances. Mae is invited to join the Circle which the fonder is Eamon Bailey which comes off as Steve Jobs type figure.As the movie goes on, Mae became more aware of the Circle in term, she became more popular. Tom Hanks gave a good performance as the leader of the Circle, but he real star of the movie is Emma Watson who gave the second great performance in the last two months right after "Beauty and the Beast." Emma Watson made her character believable, therefore the movie works at all level.
May 5, 2017
This is a good movie that shows how the technology of today could be seriously abused, if it isn't already.

Good acting by Emma Watson. I was rather disappointment that Tom Hanks had a rather minimal roll in this film. Some areas were rather slow and could be cut.
May 6, 2017
Uninteresting movie. Nothing interesting at all until after an hour where Emma Watson was talking thinking this is going to get interesting but didn't. Kept waiting for it to get better then it ended.
Dec 17, 2017
On paper, this movie must have looked like a sure-thing. Take a movie about the privacy issues surrounding a company capable of collecting prodigious amounts of data on its customers, including 24/7 surveillance, and cast it with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson. A current topic with two of the hottest stars -- how could it possibly miss?

For that answer, just watch the movie.

Tom Hanks does a very good job of being a charismatic leader of a company, a la Steve Jobs and Apple. The parallels are unmistakable.

Emma Watson seems uncomfortable in her role as the young woman caught up in something much larger than she is, and seemingly incapable or unwilling to see it and/or escape it. It's hard to know if this is a result of the actress, the writing, or the directing, or a combination.

Despite having a compelling subject and two big actors, along with a pretty good supporting cast of players, this movie falls short. Did something get left on the cutting room floor? It's hard to know, and I can't imagine any of the cast or crew are going to be real interested in doing anything but putting this movie behind them.

Rent it if you must. Streaming it for free would be better. Buying is not recommended.

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