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Year
2011
Runtime
98 min.
Director
Tony Kaye
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
42,465
Checks
3,566
Favs
429
Dislikes
53
Favs/checks
12.0% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. Torgo's avatar

    Torgo

    Heavily overloaded, dilettante sometimes even, yet effective as a downer. 8 years 5 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Detachment tells the story of a long-term substitute teacher who spends a month in a school with more than its fair share of problem kids. But this isn't Dangerous Minds. The kids won't be saved by discovering dance or something. No, this is the opposite picture. There's a bleakness to Detachment that's rather poignant, and you'll only find hope in small, fleeting, even ambiguous moments. Though sometimes openly "art house", most of the film is in a "cinema vérité" style that's only broken by the fact we can pretty much recognize the school's entire staff - Andrien Brody (amazing performance), Christina Hendricks, James Caan, Lucy Liu, etc. - not that I'd get rid of any of them. The kids aren't just unknowns, they're somehow unknowable. Detachment is told from the teachers' perspective, and addresses the educational system's many problems. I have a number of friends who are high school teachers, and though Detachment seemingly presents an extreme, these problems have come up in conversation. No easy answers in this, and I'm not even sure I agree with its representation of the modern classroom, but I think what it does best is open these questions up for debate. I recommend this film to any teacher OR parent without any reserve. I think it should be part of the conversation many of our countries should have about education. 6 years 7 months ago
  3. onuryz's avatar

    onuryz

    Sami Gayle is better than Brody in acting!
    And this is the imdb's shame: http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1000452352/tt1683526 (her name is NOT available below)
    Vidoclip editing is a virus for Pictures! it's unacceptable and repugnant to cinema's spirit.
    9 years 5 months ago
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