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8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 39
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 39
  3. Negative: 2 out of 39

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Metascore
52

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    May 17, 2012
    60
    The shriller its didacticism, the more unhinged it becomes. But even at its most ludicrous - when it is shouting into your ear - its sheer audacity grabs your attention.
  2. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    May 10, 2012
    25
    The movie has an undeniable visceral power. It is also a loud, grating wallow in dime-store despair, a cheap and hollow button-puncher.
  3. 63
    Ultimately, Detachment invites us to feel precisely what it warns against – detached.