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Aeon Flux (2005)

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Critic Consensus: Aeon Flux lacks the gravity-defying pace of its animated predecessor, and, despite some flash, is largely a dull affair.

Movie Info

Four hundred years in the future, Aeon Flux is the top underground operative at war with the totalitarian regime governing what appears to be a perfect society. But is this perfect life hiding a perfect lie? Aeon is on the front lines of a rebellion that will reveal a world of secrets.more
Rating: PG-13 (for sequences of violence and sexual content)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 25, 2006
Box Office: $25.9M
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Charlize Theron
as Aeon Flux
Marton Csokas
as Trevor Goodchild
Jonny Lee Miller
as Oren Goodchild
Sophie Okonedo
as Sithandra
Amelia Warner
as Una Flux
Thomas Huber
as Scientist
Weijian Liu
as Scientist
Megan Gay
as Weaver
Rainer Will
as Commander Puhl
Charlie Beall
as Lieutenant Ord
Bruno Bruni
as Armory Soldier
Ronald Marx
as Bregnan Police Capta...
Axel Schreiber
as Policeman
Katie Mullins
as Neighbor
Shaun Lawton
as Man in Marketplace
Terry Bartlett
as Monican Spy
Betty Okino
as Monican Spy
Anatole Taubman
as Sasha Prillo's Fathe...
Lavinia Wilson
as Sasha Prillo's Mothe...
Khira Lilli Pobanz
as Sasha Prillo/Baby Un...
Phil Hay
as Soldier
Nils Dommning
as Young Trevor
Bojan Heyn
as Young Oren
Justin Schierlo
as Boy at Wall
Marianne Sonneck
as Boy's Mother
Narges Rashidi
as Pregnant Woman
Claas Wurfel
as Husband
Anna de Carlo
as Bregnan Victim
Martha Fessehatzion
as Checkpoint Woman
Milton Welsh
as Monican Man
Mehmet Yilmaz
as Monican Man
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Critic Reviews for Aeon Flux

All Critics (111) | Top Critics (24)

A slick-looking action movie with too much exposition and a weighty, pretentious tone.

Full Review… | May 13, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

What is it that drives talented actresses to dive into a hot pile of cinematic crap soon after winning their first Oscar?

Full Review… | April 20, 2011
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

Even Theron's sexy catsuit acrobatics can't prevent boredom from setting in as the film's unimaginative production design and dull dialogue take precedence.

Full Review… | June 15, 2009
ColeSmithey.com

One would have expected something this cheesy to go direct-to-video %u2014 or at most to Showtime, on late at night.

Full Review… | April 11, 2009
Cinefantastique

stodgy and listless futuristic thriller that only ever echoes other cinematic sci-fi tomorrows.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008

Between bouts of gun fights and acrobatics, "Aeon Flux" is a dreadfully boring and incomprehensible mess with a screenplay that constantly jumps between clunky to just plain embarrassing...

Full Review… | August 19, 2007
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for Aeon Flux

"Great action! Charlize Theron kicks some major ass in this movie and she looks awesome doing it. I really didn't know much about this film or what it was about. I stumbled upon it on Netflix streaming. I thought I would watch thirty minutes of it just to get a feel of it. Before I knew it the film was over. I completely got swept away into the story. It was unlike any film like I had seen before and I found that refreshing. The story is fast and there is never a dull moment. I enjoyed it a lot and thought it was a good sci-fi action flick. I don't enjoy much of them, but this one is worth seeing."

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Super Reviewer

Aeon Flux is a pointless action film that can only be described as a complete mess. The action was elaborate, but I felt there was too much going on to make this a good film. The film focused more on the action and special effects than it did on story and substance. Theres very little going on in the film to really make this a memorable action film. I love mindless action films, but Aeon Flux misses the mark in that respect. The acting I felt was sloppy and the directing wasn't that great. The way the story moved along was pretty clumsy and I really lost interest after a while. This is one of Charlize Theron's worst films and what really sucks is that Aeon Flux could have been something good. Instead the film is a lazy attempt at trying to dazzle the viewer with great special effects that tries to cover up the paper thin story and wooden acting. The idea of the film was good, but it was poorly executed and the results are a film that mildly entertaining but never reaches its potential and by the time the credits role, you realize how much Aeon Flux was a mediocre picture that could have been much better. Whats really a shame is that theres some good, talented actors such as Frances McDormand and Pete Postlethwaite are wasted here. Aeon Flux could have been a great film, but the filmmakers opted to conjure a special effects laden film instead, which doesn't work.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Sadly, this is nothing like its animated counterpart. It's stupid, corny, pretentious and horribly acted. It retains none of the elements that made the TV show so cool. Charlize Theron certainly looks the part, but she just doesn't put forth the effort necessary to play a machine gun wielding assassin. Some of the concepts are just downright hard to believe (hand-feet???). The only thing I liked was the girl fight really. The CGI is almost hard to watch, it looks as though some things were even unfinished. I really wish I could say this is enjoyable on some level, but it's really not.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

Aeon Flux Quotes

The Keeper: Welcome back.
– Submitted by Alex P (2 years ago)
Aeon Flux: I had a family once, I had a life. Now all I have is a mission.
– Submitted by Alex P (2 years ago)

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