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360 Review

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1.5

Dave White Profile

Movie Eats Own Tail, Stays Full of It Read full review

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  • 3.0
    43

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    Mixed or average reviews
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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It is disappointing (and a little boring). The chief problem relates to structure. The film unspools more like a puzzle than a cohesive narrative.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    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.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Pause for kids 17 & under

Globe-trotting drama explores sex, grief, betrayal.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that 360, which is loosely based on the 1900 play La Ronde, follows different pairs of characters, usually before, during, or after a sexual encounter. With sexuality the unifying theme in the international drama, the movie definitely isn't meant for anyone but adults and the most mature older teens. The sexual content includes nudity, fairly graphic displays of prostitution, adultery, and even the emotional turmoil of a sexual offender trying to control his urges. Language is strong -- "f--k," "a--hole," "s--t" and more -- and violence includes aggressive sex and a bloody double murder.

  • Families can talk about what they think the filmmaker is trying to say about the global reach of our actions. Is sexuality the driving medium of communication between people? How can parents and teens communicate better about sex and relationships?
  • Which vignette impacted you the most? Why do some stories seem to connect more than others? Did the fact that 360 took place in various cities around the world make it more difficult to understand?

The good stuff
  • message true1

    Messages: 360 posits that we're all connected in some way to each other and that our relationships and choices can have far-reaching effects.

  • rolemodels true1

    Role models: Michael doesn't have an affair that he had planned on and later reconciles with his wife. The older man shows a generous spirit as he looks after his airplane seatmate, shares his story, and tries to keep her safe. A recently released criminal Tyler overcomes his urges and does the right thing.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: A climactic double murder takes place off camera, but audiences see the aftermath: dead men lying in their own blood. A released sex offender rejects a woman's overt sexual advances and then hides in a bathroom -- making it clear that he's capable of violence but is trying to keep her safe.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Sexuality is a major theme of the film. The movie opens with a young woman "auditioning" to be an escort. She poses topless, and then it's implied that she must have sex with the boss to prove she's ready to be marketed. A few scenes show a woman topless or a couple having sex. One character is a call girl and is shown having sex with her client (during the act, she tells him it will cost more to continue). It's pretty graphic and shows a few different positions with the man being particularly forceful. Bare buttocks and passionate kissing and fondling are shown in another scene. One character is a sex offender, so when a woman comes on to him half naked, he pushes her away and flees -- not wanting to do anything to her. A married couple kisses and embraces. Two men discuss the services of a prostitute.

  • language false4

    Language: Half a dozen "f--k"s, plus "s--t," "a--hole," and milder insults ("dirty bugger," "stupid," etc.).

  • consumerism false1

    Consumerism: The only discernible product placement is a chauffeured Mercedes.

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: A lot of cigarette smoking, and, in a couple of scenes, marijuana smoke as well. Adults drink at restaurants and bars. A woman is shown hung over, and one scene follows a group of people attending an AA meeting.

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