The Circle

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The Circle is an adaptation of a modern thriller about Mae who was hired to work for The Circle, the largest and most powerful tech and social media company in the world which to her is a lifetime opportunity. She started with interacting with customers and as she rose through the ranks, with her beauty and being natural in public speaking she was encouraged by Eamon Bailey the founder of The Circle to be part of a ground breaking experiment where she is filmed and broadcasted to all users of the social media 24/7 which pushes the boundaries of personal privacy and personal freedom.



The movie has an impressive cast where two of the main characters are played by major stars. It has a decent plot where it deals with timely themes of social media and personal privacy however the whole movie is half hearted; it is supposed to be a thriller but it doesn’t keep you on the edge of your seat.

Character development is almost non-existent, the ending did not make any sense, the dialogues are horrible and the story is so predictable. One good thing about the movie is the way it portrayed American millennial which is right on – over enthusiastic on anything that is social media, will post anything and everything about themselves.

The movie had a very interesting premise about technology, social media, privacy and politics; it just did not deliver even with major stars playing the main characters which tells you even great actors like Tom Hanks cannot carry a badly written movie. It is very slow and poorly directed with poor writing.

It stars Tom Hanks as Eamon Bailey, Emma Watson as Mae with Glenne Headly as Mae’s mother; directed by James Ponsoltd.

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17 Responses to The Circle

  1. frankwillis says:

    Don’t know what happened to this film the plot is good it just wasn’t done properly I think.

  2. It had a lot of potential but just didn’t work.

  3. Could have been great, plot is good but movie went nowhere,

  4. pamslaterlilac says:

    The material is good but it turned out blah.

  5. nancymoores says:

    It had great potential just wasn’t done right.

  6. jimmylovesmovies says:

    This movie has so much potential but it turned up so very bland.

  7. coastalguy10 says:

    Not bad at all I so disagree with most critics.

  8. doglovertoo says:

    It has a great plot but the director just did not deliver. Would have been great if perhaps directed by somebody else.

  9. lovesfoodgal says:

    Not the greatest movie but not as bad as the critics made it looked like, I get it that it is not very polished but it is not a bad movie.

  10. franksmith5 says:

    Is Tom Hanks desperate to make a movie?

  11. pmorris8 says:

    I like Tom Hanks but this is a stinker, very slow and unimaginative.

  12. Absolutely a terrible movie and don’t bother, I thought the movie is slow, the movie is even slower.

  13. linhosmond says:

    It has a good plot which could have explored more but basically the movie is so boring and unimaginative. Why did Tom Hanks and Emma Watson made this movie is beyond me.

  14. dannychana says:

    Not as horrible as most critics think, the plot is good just not properly directed.

  15. donaltaylor says:

    This movie had a great potential, good plot but the story telling is so bad and there are so many gaping holes.

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