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
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Rated 3 out of 5 stars
For the weak minded!
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
I guess this movie was trying to show us where social media and technology can lead us. I just don't believe that a person of sound mind would allow themselves to be manipulated and controlled like the people in this movie. This movie may have an appeal to gen z because they have never known a world with out cell phones, computers and they have become reliant on the technology for everyday living.
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?
Good movie, Tom Hanks does a great job as expected
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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
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
This epic drama with Emma Watson and Tom Hanks will have you on the edge of your seat wondering if someone is watching you the next time you go out hehe. It is a great movie that really makes you think about the boundaries of privacy and privilege - should a private lake kayak trip be video casted to allow someone unable to use a paddle boat be able to experience it just the same? Should your entire life be broadcasted from getting up to going to bed? Where is the line? Who does it apply to? Creepy and amazing!
This movie is great because you don't know which direction it's going. The ending will blow you away. Emma Watson's performance was excellent. She has shown her ability to render a excellent performance no matter what type of role she plays.
This movies really makes you think as to what would be acceptable or not. I think this is someones vision on how Google Spies on you. j/k
this movie was entertaining and kept all that watch engaged, which what a good movie should do.
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.