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Equilibrium Reviews

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September 6, 2003
Wimmer delivers the already labored story with the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
Read More | Original Score: D
December 5, 2002
Silly stuff, all mixed up together like a term paper from a kid who can't quite distinguish one sci-fi work from another.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2002
What you would end up with if you took Orwell, Bradbury, Kafka, George Lucas and the Wachowski Brothers and threw them into a blender. But that's just the problem with it - the director hasn't added enough of his own ingredients.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
December 4, 2002
Either Preston is really good at martial arts, or everyone else is really bad. Probably a little of both.
| Original Score: 2/4
February 11, 2003
Derivative dystopia is a muddled, maudlin and laughable mess with a few nice fight scenes to break up the failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
December 6, 2002
Borrows from so many literary and cinematic sources that this future world feels absolutely deja vu.
December 5, 2002
The self-serious Equilibrium makes its point too well; a movie, like life, isn't much fun without the highs and lows.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2002
Equilibrium the movie, as opposed to the manifesto, is really, really stupid.
December 5, 2002
A science-fiction pastiche so lacking in originality that if you stripped away its inspirations there would be precious little left.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 6, 2002
A dull, somnambulant exercise in pretension whose pervasive quiet is broken by frequent outbursts of violence and noise.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2002
Predictable and dispiriting.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
December 3, 2002
...a cinematic disaster so inadvertently sidesplitting it's worth the price of admission for the ridicule factor alone.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
December 5, 2002
... a preachy parable stylized with a touch of John Woo bullet ballet.
Full Review | Original Score: C
January 24, 2005
It only adds unneeded celluloid to an increasingly tired genre!
Full Review | Original Score: C-
December 3, 2002
Unapologetic landslide of steaming balderdash.
December 5, 2002
The characters act like robots, and the story unfolds like a computer program.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
December 5, 2002
If there was a solitary new idea or actual emotion in Equilibrium, the Prozium must have rendered me oblivious.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 6, 2002
A movie that could be stupider only if it were longer.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 6, 2002
It's a long way from Orwell's dark, intelligent warning cry [1984] to the empty stud knockabout of Equilibrium, and what once was conviction is now affectation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2002
Dour and charmless.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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