REVIEW: “The Circle”

Michelle McHatton

Emma Watson plays Mae Holland, a savvy, young customer-service oriented employee who is seeking a better paying and more rewarding job.  With the help of her friend Annie, she lands a gig at The Circle, the world’s most powerful technology and social media company.

To understand what working at The Circle is like:  combine the work environments of Google and Microsoft with Facebook and Twitter, add steroids and you have The Circle.  People who work at The Circle never leave The Circle.  They live there.

When we’re first introduced to The Circle founder Eamon Bailey (Tom Hanks), he’s discussing in one of the weekly company-wide meetings how they have placed tiny hidden cameras all over the world to see everything that’s going on all the time. With everyone.

It soon becomes quite clear that one of the main goals of The Circle is to invade everyone’s privacy.  Eventually Bailey and his…

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