Equals Reviews

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March 21, 2017
Equals boasts] stunning cinematography, futuristic effects, and an impossibly controlled narrative.
July 22, 2016
You admire the look and the performances, and some interesting ideas are presented, but everything feels muted and predictable and lacking in spark.
July 22, 2016
As stiff and rigid as two equals signs, "Equals" is a bland sci-fi romance that is as dull as its scrubbed-clean visual aesthetic.
July 21, 2016
The DVD box should warn prospective buyers that its contents could cause drowsiness.
July 21, 2016
Doremus and screenwriter Nathan Parker ... borrow from "Romeo and Juliet," "1984" and every sci-fi flick ever made about a society that suppresses feelings. The movie's futurism is nothing new.
July 21, 2016
The final resolution of the plot is actually rather intriguing, but the journey to it is so slow and predictable that most moviegoers will have long since lost interest.
July 15, 2016
Everything is antiseptic white, from the Brave New World wardrobe to the sleek, boutique-style architecture. It all feels like living in an iPhone, surrounded by people who are not much more engaging than Siri.
July 15, 2016
Imagining a society drained of emotions, Drake Doremus might just have taken it too far and erased any authentic feelings from his film.
July 15, 2016
This is a heartfelt film, often brilliantly directed, but quite thin in terms of vision.
July 15, 2016
By the time it reaches its abrupt ending, the only emotion audiences might be left with is boredom.
July 14, 2016
This is a visually interesting meditation on human emotion, and it's too bad there isn't quite enough story to go around.
July 14, 2016
A dystopian sci-fi snooze that suffers from imagination deficit disorder.
July 14, 2016
Doremus can't quite make the emotional breakthroughs rewarding enough to justify the slow buildup, but the icy beauty of the film makes it worth watching.
July 14, 2016
Its own conceit works stubbornly against it: When two would-be lovers are required to behave like automatons every waking moment, it's not easy to stop being boring when no one is looking.
July 14, 2016
"Equals" walls itself off from the suspense implicit in its scenario - it's practically an anti-thriller - and barely flickers to life as a tale of forbidden desire.
July 14, 2016
Equals could be Kristen Stewart's least persuasive performance to date -- and remember, she's played a soldier at Guantanamo and a girl who dates a vampire.
July 14, 2016
It's all a little slow and stoic and familiar, but we thaw whenever Hoult scoops Stewart into his arms for a puppyish hug.
July 14, 2016
We've been down this cinematic road before and Equals doesn't offer anything particularly new or edifying.
July 14, 2016
Fanciful? Sure. Familiar? You bet. But Stewart and Hoult are both quietly devastating. Doremus is onto something about possibility in a future world gone cold from insisting that things can't change.
July 14, 2016
Stewart's twitchiness and utter sincerity both come in handy here, as she and Hoult generate a youthful electricity.
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