We Review: The Circle “The acting is superb, and the plot is spot on. 4 stars” – MR

The Circle

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The Circle
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by James Ponsoldt
Produced by
Screenplay by
Based on The Circle
by Dave Eggers
Starring
Music by Danny Elfman
Cinematography Matthew Libatique
Edited by Lisa Lassek
Production
companies
Distributed by
Release date
  • April 26, 2017 (Tribeca)
  • April 28, 2017 (United States)
Running time
110 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $18 million[2]
Box office $9.3 million[2]

The Circle is a 2017 American techno-thriller film directed by James Ponsoldtand written by Ponsoldt and Dave Eggers, based on Eggers’ 2013 novel of the same name. The film stars Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton, in his final film appearance following his death in February 2017.

The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2017 and was released on April 28, 2017, by STX Entertainment and EuropaCorp.

Premise

A young tech worker named Mae Holland takes a job at a powerful Internet corporation called The Circle that was co-founded by Eamon Bailey and Tom Stenton. She quickly rises up the company’s ranks and soon finds herself in a perilous situation concerning privacy, surveillance, and freedom. Mae comes to learn that her decisions and actions will determine the future of humanity.

Cast

Our Thoughts

The Circle is a great hypothetical example of how modern social media can effect the lives of the innocent. Many people do not want to be filmed in any way, but it is happening, and sometimes “live.” This intense techno thriller is a very well portrayed example of what we might be headed toward.  I can’t give it 5 stars because it lacks urgency, but I will give it 4 shining stars because the acting is superb, and the plot is spot on. – MR

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