360

'360' Review

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by Jordan Hoffman July 31, 2012 10:08 AM
Magnolia Pictures
The integer 360 represents the number of degrees in a perfect circle, but it also marks the amount of times you'll turn to the person next to you and say "oh, you've got to be kidding me!" as you watch Fernando Merielles' film of the same name.
This latest entry into the "we're all connected" subgenre fails on its most basic level - only a handful of the characters actually are connected and even fewer of them experience any change at the conclusion of the film. Merielles' motive may have been to show how our actions effect the world around us, but his methods are to film a whole bunch of micro scenes with as many actors as possible and hope that something he slaps against the screen sticks.