The Circle (2017, dir. James Ponsoldt)

A perfect job opportunity at a Facebook-ish company goes awry. Muted adaptation of the Dave Eggers novel that gets some things right (the casting, the production design) but fails in delivering either a propulsive narrative or in nailing the book’s ending.

Author: Eamonn

Novelist, freelance writer, and sometime educator. Books include Juggernaut: a sequel to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (2017), Torc, (2016), and The Prospect of This City (2015). Twitter: @eamonngriffin

2 thoughts on “The Circle (2017, dir. James Ponsoldt)”

    1. The point of the book is to update 1984 down to the ending, so to take a different route is a bit odd. There’s a romance subplot that’s missing, and it’s clear they had Hanks for a handful of days only, even though he nails his part.

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