360 2012

Critics score:
21 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine: Like the fork that usually comes with your airplane meal, 360 is plastic. Read more

Glenn Kenny, MSN Movies: I hope Peter Morgan doesn't give up writing, and I do hope Meirelles gives up trying to be Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Read more

Manohla Dargis, New York Times: Mr. Morgan has written some good movies, notably "The Queen," and Mr. Meirelles has won fans for neo-exploitation titles like "City of God." There's no way to know what went wrong with "360" and whether it was this uninvolving and shallow from the start. Read more

Alison Willmore, AV Club: 360 has the pedigree, cast, and scope of a weighty film, but nothing much to say. Read more

Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor: 360 is a classic example of how you can't always judge a movie by its credits. Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: 360 has a circular structure that's deftly pleasing, though the human drama is just facile enough to make it seem, in the end, a little too much like connect the dots played with people. Read more

William Goss, Film.com: We hopscotch from person to person, continent to continent, grievance to grievance until things come thuddingly full circle (thus, the title). Read more

Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter: La Ronde 2011-style is simply a game and its makers expert gamesmen. The film is never less than intriguing. But the artifice shows all too clearly. Read more

Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times: With its international collection of mostly two-dimensional characters and its barely developed ideas on adultery, capitalism, addiction and sex, "360" is an over-plotted and dreary farrago. Read more

Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald: The film's generic, meaningless title is a sign of the dullness to come. Read more

Ella Taylor, NPR: The movie makes for joyless viewing, big stars and all. Read more

Kyle Smith, New York Post: "360" gives us much in the way of international anguish, frustrated coupling and longing stares, but there's very little plausibility or genuine emotion in its egregiously contrived story of ardor gone amiss. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: A better title: A Few Famous and Not-So-Famous Actors Bump into Each Other and Don't Do or Say Much of Consequence. Wordy, yes, but accurate. Read more

Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com: A mistake from beginning to end. Read more

Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle: Much like its own characters, it dithers too much - and it dares too little. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: One thing is remarkable here: the amount of high-powered talent assembled to document the obvious. Read more

Alonso Duralde, TheWrap: 360 throws in enough cold weather, meaningful stares and cursory explorations of globalism to fool easily-impressed audiences into thinking they've seen something important, but there's nothing new or resonant going on here. Read more

Trevor Johnston, Time Out: '360' is classy but utterly amorphous, and that seemingly benign title gives far too much away. Read more

Keith Uhlich, Time Out: Any lingering goodwill is sapped in the final minutes when a character earnestly opines, "We have come full circle." Talk about a cycle that needs breaking. Read more

Peter Debruge, Variety: With a multilingual cast of mostly unfamiliar faces, plus a few stars, 360 feels too abstract, orchestrating break-ups and hook-ups in a passionless vacuum. Read more

Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice: There are fleeting moments, but Morgan's narrative promiscuity leaves 360 feeling only spread out and empty. Read more

Stephanie Merry, Washington Post: Though the cinematography looks sleek, with shots through windows and in mirrors, split screens and city lights that blur and sharpen, the stories equate to a tangled mess. Read more