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Ex Machina
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Overview

The reclusive CEO of a hi-tech company (Oscar Isaac) recruits a brilliant young computer programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) to evaluate his latest invention -- a highly advanced android named Ava (Alicia Vikander), which is supplied with the most advanced Artificial Intelligence ever conceived. Meanwhile, despite their intelligence and formidable reputations, the two men fail to realize just how easily they can be manipulated by a machine that's as beautiful as it is brilliant.

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Alex Garland - Director
Oscar Isaac
Domhnall Gleeson
Alicia Vikander
Corey Johnson
Sonoya Mizuno
Claire Selby
Symara A. Templeman

Details

    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • UPC: 031398221074
  • Genre: HORROR / SCI-FI / FANTASY
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: July 2015

Movie Reviews

Reviews:
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] chrome-slick, ultra-contemporary thriller set in era where technology can make geniuses into gods....Oscar Isaac charms and unnerves as reclusive prodigy Nathan..." - 01/19/2015 Total Film


4 stars out of 5 -- "Stylish, elegant, tense, cerebral, satirical and creepy. Garland’s directorial debut is his best work yet..." - 01/16/2015 Empire


"EX MACHINA looks sleek, shiny and remarkably slick for a directing debut." - 01/16/2015 Hollywood Reporter


"[T]he film looks and sounds immaculate at every turn, with its contained, interior-based three-hander structure permitting the money to be lavished less on locations and more on eerily vivid digital and prosthetic effects. - 01/16/2015 Variety


"[The] sense of uncertainty, of boundaries being elided, is enhanced by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury's shimmering, glissading score..." - 02/01/2015 Sight and Sound


"Garland creates and sustains a credible atmosphere of unease and scientific speculation, defined by color-coded production design..." - 04/09/2015 A.V. Club


"Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, EX MACHINA is a spooky piece of speculative fiction that's completely plausible, capable of both thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills." - 04/09/2015 Los Angeles Times


"EX MACHINA is beautiful and ominous and features another delicately nuanced performance from Isaac, who’s quickly making a habit of them." -- Grade: B - 04/09/2015 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 4 -- "EX MACHINA springs surprises that will haunt you for a good long time." - 04/09/2015 Rolling Stone


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The Swedish actress Alicia Vikander infuses Ava with the just the right mixture of iciness, vulnerability and mystery. It’s a star-making performance." - 04/16/2015 Chicago Sun-Times


3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] stylish, tense and terrifically acted Ex Machina, a complex drama about artificial intelligence..." - 04/11/2015 USA Today


4 stars out of 4 -- "Garland builds tension slowly and carefully without ever letting the pace slacken. And he proves to have a precise but bold eye for composition..." - 04/09/2015 RogerEbert.com


"EX MACHINA is itself a smart, sleek movie about men and the machines they make..." - 04/09/2015 New York Times


"With EX MACHINA, Garland makes an impressive debut as a director, spinning an unsettling futuristic thriller with the expertise and exquisite taste of a seasoned veteran." - 04/16/2015 Washington Post


"Alex Garland made his directorial debut with this elegant sci-fi fantasy about artificial intelligence." - 12/17/2015 Wall Street Journal

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