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This all-star Us-Europudding of a film about interrelated lives is so wildly unconvincing, it feels as if it was directed by Alan Partridge, writes Peter Bradshaw

Screenwriter Peter Morgan and director Fernando Meirelles have proven themselves mighty talents in the past, but they've come a catastrophic cropper with this bizarre film, an all-star multinational Us-Europudding, lurching along in a wince-making series of tonal misjudgments and false notes. 360 is a portmanteau film, a daisy chain of interrelated lives; the title promises a panoptic view. It's perhaps inspired by the multi-stranded movies of Alejandro González Iñárittu, and the cyclical structure is taken loosely from Arthur Schnitzler's stage-play Le Ronde but with a hopelessly shallow pseudo-sophistication that made me think it had in fact been written and directed by Alan Partridge. Anthony Hopkins is a troubled soul in Colorado, searching for the truth about his vanished daughter; Jude Law is a businessman in Berlin, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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