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Equilibrium Reviews

December 9, 2002
Equilibrium is equal parts video game and GQ fashion spread.
December 7, 2002
Matrixian, Orwellian, and boneheadian.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
December 6, 2002
This inventive, low-budget science-fiction movie stands on its own, from its bracing, ingenious fight sequences to its literate roots in dystopian fiction.
December 6, 2002
Borrows from so many literary and cinematic sources that this future world feels absolutely deja vu.
December 6, 2002
It's super- violent, super-serious and super-stupid.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
December 6, 2002
Dour and charmless.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 6, 2002
Giggling at the absurdities and inconsistencies is part of the fun. But the talented cast alone will keep you watching, as will the fight scenes.
Read More | Original Score: B
December 6, 2002
It doesn't do a lot of deep thinking, but unlike many futuristic combos of sf and f/x, it does make a statement: Freedom of opinion is a threat to totalitarian systems.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Just because it's a good idea doesn't mean it's easy to do well.
December 6, 2002
A movie that could be stupider only if it were longer.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
December 6, 2002
Illiterate, often inert sci-fi action thriller.
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 moderately entertaining cautionary tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 5, 2002
What it lacks in originality it makes up for in intelligence and B-grade stylishness.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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 5, 2002
An unsophisticated sci-fi drama that takes itself all too seriously.
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 5, 2002
The fun here is not so much in the solid if stolid performances from Bale and co-stars Taye Diggs and Emily Watson ... or in Wimmer's overpolished plot devices as it is in the production values.
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
It's the action sequences in this movie that sell.
Read More | Original Score: B-
December 3, 2002
Unapologetic landslide of steaming balderdash.