The Circle [Blu-ray/DVD] [2 Discs] [2017]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (149 out of 167)

Special Features


  • A true original: remembering Bill Paxton
  • No more secrets: completing The Circle - a four-part series
  • The future won't wait: design and technology

Synopsis


The Circle
A young woman (Emma Watson) lands a job at a successful social-media company that preaches the value of complete transparency and inspires a cult-like devotion in its employees. However, she soon learns that the corporation and its messianic founder (Tom Hanks) are hiding a nefarious agenda. John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Ellen Wong, Bill Paxton, Patton Oswalt, and Glenne Headly co-star. James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now) directed this adaptation of Dave Eggers' novel of the same name. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Eamon Bailey
  • Emma Watson
    Emma Watson - Mae Holland
  • John Boyega
    John Boyega - Ty
  • Karen Gillan
    Karen Gillan - Annie
  • Ellar Coltrane
    Ellar Coltrane - Mercer



Customer rating

4.2
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cautionary tale on the uses of private information

    Posted
    Fred
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    Tom Patton and Patton Oswalt run a company that seeks to intrude more and more into the lives of individuals for the power and revenue-generating potential the information gives the company. Emma Watson is thrilled to join the company and quickly becomes one of its public faces, but ultimately becomes disillusioned. While the film cynically depicts the world as it probably already exists, the story was not interesting enough to grab our attention. Thus, the lack of a recommendation from us.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Premise, Important Message

    Posted
    emeraldcrusader
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    This was a well made, semi-cerebral , film that had an important message about technology and society impacting choice, privacy, and control (of ourselves and others). I found the techie millennial characters annoying, but Emma Watson's, Karen Gillian's, and Tom Hank's characters were very enjoyable. There's not a lot of action; so if that's your thing, this movie isn't for you. If you like to contemplate social issues, then give this movie a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Could It Come Full 'Circle'?

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    AstroManUS
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    A utopian aspiration carried through by technology, to at least, uncomfortable ends. Based on the novel of the same name. Tom Hanks is not the star here but, he does his job well. Should have done better in the theatres. I suspect it hit closer to home for some people, Hanks character and surroundings will remind you of someone familiar from recent history. How much privacy would you surrender? How much have you already?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Social Media to the Extreme!

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    JFBIII
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    This movie shows us that social media can go too far. Mae (Emma Watson) has decided to share with the world her entire life via camera after getting her dream job at a very Amazonesque workplace. Who knew we would all become such voyeurs! Lots of twists and turns and Tom Hanks as a bad guy? Whoops, spoiler alert! You’ll sit on the edge of your seat for this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unexpected

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    KonditorAlex
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    It's not what my Wife & I expected from the trailers but a very good film that leaves you much to think about afterwards. The ideas in this are getting too close to reality but thankfully the tech isn't there as yet. Emma Watson is so right for this, from her wide eyed naivete to the cynic she grows so much in this film

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tom Hanks

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    CLK1
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    I have seen every Tom Hanks movie and I have not found 1 I didn't like. Unlike some, I look for the entertainment value in a movie, does it make me laugh, is it enjoyable, can you imagine yourself in the movie, does it take you away from the current Crazy world? If you answer yes to any of these you will enjoy this also...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good movie, Tom Hanks does a great job as expected

    Posted
    yakamaka
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    This movie is very close to real for what is happening in this country and world, with all the high tech stuff coming out and how companies are gathering more and more info on everybody and watching everywhere we go. Good movie, gives people something to think about and if this is the future they want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth a watch

    Posted
    nikkial
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    Hanks and Watson are great in this movie. It's unnerving to think this is where we are or will be soon regarding privacy. Didn't care for the ending -- it felt rushed and was still kind of disturbing. Overall, it was worth watching, though I don't feel like I'll be watching it again anytime soon, if ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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