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360

  • Rated NR
  • HD and SD formats available

independent, special interest


A sexy, dramatic thriller about interconnected romantic life in the 21st century, featuring a terrific ensemble cast led by Anthony Hopkins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Ben Foster.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    21%
  • Audience Score
    32%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 17
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
1 out of 5
Positive role models
1 out of 5
Sex
5 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5

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.

what families can talk about

  • 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?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    21%
    reviews counted: 20
    see all 360 reviews
  • Audience

    32%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: 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.

- Alonso Duralde, TheWrap, Thursday, August 2, 2012

Rotten: Much like its own characters, it dithers too much - and it dares too little.

- Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rotten: A mistake from beginning to end.

- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com, Thursday, August 2, 2012

Audience Reviews

3 stars

More of a visualized connect-the-dots puzzle than a conventional linear feature film, director Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and writer Peter Morgan's (The Last King of Scotland) globe trotting drama examines the consequences and repercussions love has on our personal lives, and in ways we'd never expect in the lives of others. Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Anthony Hopkins, and Ben Foster are part of a wide ranging eclectic cast, with each character vaguely connected to the other in a series of vignettes of how one person's love in one story influences another character's life in the next. As the film progresses, and we move from short story to short story, Meirelles and Morgan eventually bring the narrative full circle; tying the later players back to those featured in the beginning. It's a risky endeavor to compose any feature as ambitious as this, but most involved seem up for the challenge. However, being willing to fully commit to such a possibly burdensome project, and the ability to execute it with success is a different ballpark all together. Despite its grandiose aspirations, 360 ends up being a somewhat pretentious mess, but a mess with an occasional spark of absolute genius. The dramatic sketches only last around five or six minutes apiece, so there's almost no time for character development. In large part, the scene lives or dies based off the actor's ability to set up their portrayal in the short amount of time provided. While actors such as Anthony Hopkins and Ben Foster, as an older British man going to Phoenix to check a morgue for his long since disappeared daughter, and a reformed sex offender respectively, are able to quickly establish their character with ease, the majority of the cast is less fortunate. Especially during the first half, there's nothing necessarily on display other than mundane melodrama played out by a seemingly bored Jude Law and Rachel Weisz, both seemingly phoning it in on a project that needs excellent acting to keep the audience interested. At around the halfway point, for around 20 minutes Meirelles and Morgan's dull fiasco catapults into the high stakes, powerful romantic drama promised by the premise. Starting with a charming plane conversation between Hopkins and newcomer Maria Flor, ending with a beautifully written monologue in a AA meeting in Phoenix stunningly delivered by Hopkins, with a tense, masterfully shot encounter between Flor and Foster in an airport hotel room in the middle, it's a stroke of genius in an otherwise ambitious failure. It shows, given the strength of the actors, what the project could've been in a perfect world. Unless 2012 ends on a abnormally fantastic note, Hopkins and Foster are now two of my leading candidates for best supporting performances of the year. While, in general, it's a disappointment considering the talent involved, and the project's ambition, 360's all too brief spurt of genius is able to redeem the majority of flaws. It's definitely mess, but there's at least enough good to recommend it, if only for its suburb middle section. Grade: B-

- thepersonwhowatchesmovies, Thursday, August 23, 2012

3 stars

"360" is the sort of circular-all-around-the-globe-interconnectedness drama that is reminiscent of "Babel". The only difference is that "360" includes a larger number of characters and is more focused on Europe.

- kansai2kansas, Sunday, January 6, 2013

5 stars

The script was the character. The arcs are simple. But I don't know what people's beef with this movie is. Fernando is in my top 5 directors category and that cast surely read into the story/direction the same - hence their signing on. When drivel such as CRAZY STUPID LOVE pulls down an 80% review critically, MI GHOST PROTOCOL at 95%, I call BS on the whole thing. SEE THIS MOVIE if you like a good foreign backdrop and confident, assured acting.

- fb1112584705, Thursday, January 24, 2013