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A Tribeca Film. Adrien Brody (in his most acclaimed performance since THE PIANIST), Marcia Gay Harden & Christina Hendricks star in this award-winning drama about teachers in a troubled high school. From the director of AMERICAN HISTORY X.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 66
- Fresh: 37
- Rotten: 29
- Average Rating: 5.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Even at its most ludicrous - when it is shouting into your ear - its sheer audacity grabs your attention.
Fresh: Brody, as the semi-fallen idealist, has a haggard eloquence, and Tim Blake Nelson, Christina Hendricks, and James Caan, as his colleagues, act out a bitterly funny spectrum of desolation.
Rotten: Everywhere you turn in Detachment, someone is trying to make you feel like hell.
Rotten: [Brody] is undermined by a bloated script (from Carl Lund, a former public-school teacher) that lumbers him with bloviating asides about how we have failed our children.
A Visceral Awakening for the State of Education itself and its necessity.
5 Stars. Watch it. Thank me later.
This movie was profound and thought provoking. Oscar quality performances. Visceral and gripping. Like a book you could not put down. It is a bit graphic, but it touches your heart and makes you think. Superb cast and I felt like I was right there with them. Kudos!
One of the BEST movies ever!
This movie was intense, gut wrenching, simple, yet complex, depressing, and inspiring all in one. I think it is a must see for any and every one. Absolutely beautiful work from both the director and the actors.
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