Equals Reviews

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July 14, 2016
Gorgeously styled and impeccably shot, but the movie rarely transcends symbolism ...
July 13, 2016
Ambiguity allows "Equals" to back away from its assertions, and with a compelling premise but no message, the film disappointingly says nothing at all.
July 13, 2016
All told, Equals is a feast for the eye that leaves you with a troubling contemplation of the future.
July 13, 2016
A painfully inert sci-fi romance that commits the gravest possible sin of modern cinema: It (almost) wastes Kristen Stewart.
July 13, 2016
Despite its pedigree, "Equals" is definitely less.
July 12, 2016
We keep waiting for the love story to go somewhere, for the characters' burgeoning awareness of their repression to result in...something. Anything, really.
May 9, 2016
The film all comes down, simplistically and repeatedly, to "feelings make us feel alive."
April 29, 2016
Subtext is everything here, especially when so much is at stake. Doremus forces us to think about what it means to live, love, and be human.
April 26, 2016
The film ultimately finds its stride when it gets its leads together and zooms in on the intensity and desperation of their attraction.
September 14, 2015
Equals and its recycled dystopian ideas may feel like nothing new, but that's not a problem for the romance at its center, as old-fashioned as Romeo and Juliet and nearly as satisfying.
September 14, 2015
This is a movie that really nails the seemingly oxymoronic phrase "profoundly dumb."
September 8, 2015
[A] stylish if simplistic sci-fi romance.
September 7, 2015
The film has so little to say about forbidden love, and gives its stars so little dramatic sinew to flex, that it already feels like a footnote in the genre.
September 5, 2015
Feels cobbled together from George Orwell, "THX-1138," "The Giver," perfume commercials and the Apple Store. Heck, before this thing's over, Parker even steals one of Shakespeare's better-known end-of-Act-II plot twists.
September 5, 2015
The real wonder and marvel and breathless mystery of "Equals" may be that something so dazzlingly white can be so very dull.
September 5, 2015
Equals resembles George Lucas's classic fable of white-suit futurism THX 1138 as if reshot as a perfume commercial: Oppression, by Calvin Klein.
September 4, 2015
The future looks pretty but dull.
September 4, 2015
A science-fiction love story set in a world that is visually sheened to evocative perfection - but in which the central premise is creakingly old hat.
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