Equilibrium Reviews

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April 17, 2019
Though ultimately silly, Equilibrium's shopworn but stylish synthesis of ammo and ideas is surprisingly engrossing.
January 26, 2006
Bale is too self-conscious an action hero, and although the script may have the virtue of transparent plagiarism, it teeters both dramatically and conceptually.
February 18, 2003
What a dumb, fun, curiously adolescent movie this is.
December 9, 2002
Equilibrium is equal parts video game and GQ fashion spread.
December 7, 2002
Matrixian, Orwellian, and boneheadian.
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.
December 6, 2002
Dour and charmless.
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.
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.
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.
December 6, 2002
Just because it's a good idea doesn't mean it's easy to do well.
December 6, 2002
Illiterate, often inert sci-fi action thriller.
December 6, 2002
A movie that could be stupider only if it were longer.
December 6, 2002
Equilibrium the movie, as opposed to the manifesto, is really, really stupid.
December 5, 2002
A moderately entertaining cautionary tale.
December 5, 2002
A science-fiction pastiche so lacking in originality that if you stripped away its inspirations there would be precious little left.
December 5, 2002
What it lacks in originality it makes up for in intelligence and B-grade stylishness.
December 5, 2002
If there was a solitary new idea or actual emotion in Equilibrium, the Prozium must have rendered me oblivious.
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