Disclosure (1994) – Encore Review


“Give a man a hundred million dollars and you make a frustrated billionaire.” – Stephanie Kaplan

Number of Times Seen – at least 3 times (In theater in 1994, 19 Dec 2013 and 2 Nov 2020)

Link to original reviewHere

Brief Synopsis – A computer executive is passed over for a prominent promotion in the company and is immediately seduced by his new female boos, who used to be his lovers years earlier.

My Take on it – This is a film that I will always remember due to the fact that I saw it for the first time in the theater as a 20 year old on an outing with my parents. (which still is embarrassing to think about 26 years later.)

They do a wonderful job creating a gripping and thrilling atmosphere for this story.

Michael Crichton was able to write some great interactions between these characters which adds so much to thing.

They play tings out in a very clever way which shows the cut throat nature of the corporate dog eat dog world that is still very relevant to today’s society as it was the the society of the 90’s.

The film has a great cast led by Michael Douglas and Demi Moore.

The supporting cast is also great with Donald Sutherland Dylan Baker, Jane Goodall and Dennis Miller giving us some very fun performances.

The film’s choice to put a spin on the usual sexual harassment story works well largely due to the way that they present things in an intriguing way.

This is a story that takes place wholly in the corporate word, yet they still are able to throw in some great twists and turns that helps make things so much more enjoyable to watch as it all plays out so well.

Bottom Line – Gripping drama that works quite well due to the way that Crichton wrote the interactions between the various characters. The story plays out really cleverly and we can see how the dog eat dog world of the fledgling computer industry is truly cut throat. The cast is great with Douglas and Moore perfectly cast in the two leads roles. Sutherland, Goodall and Miller are also all great in supporting roles. The choice to put a spin on the usual sexual harassment stories is intriguing to watch because of how they present things so well.  Despite the story taking place within the corporate world, they effectively find some great twists and turns in this movie that help keep things very engaging to watch unfold. Recommended

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia –  A decade later, Demi Moore was sued for sexual harassment by the caretaker of her Idaho ranch, Lawrence Bass, who claimed that she hit on him in the same manner she used to approach Douglas’ character in this film, then fired him after he rejected her advances. (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10) (upgrade from original review)

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