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Eva (2015)

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The year 2014. Humans live along with machines. Alex, a renowned cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene to carry out a very specific mission for the Robotic Faculty: the creation of a child robot. During his ten-year absence, life has moved on for his brother David and Lana, who got her life back together after his departure. Alex's routine is altered in an unexpected way by Eva, Lana and David's amazing daughter. She is a very special, charismatic little girl. She and Alex have a special connection from the moment they meet. They set out on a journey together, which will bring them to a revelatory end. (C) Weinstein

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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

The relationship between Alex and Eva is sweet, and it grounds the film, even if certain secrets about it are telegraphed by the script.

March 12, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

If the ending feels a little dismaying somehow, that's only because the film has done a good job of making you care about its characters, human and otherwise.

March 12, 2015 | Full Review…

The final scenes are so good, even moving, that they make the earlier stuff look better. But a film concerned with the nature of emotion needs human engagement throughout.

March 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

... employs some solid effects and introduces some intriguing concepts but generally relegates the science to the background in favor of human drama that's not as compelling or surprising.

May 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Great tone, good acting, but this sci-fi tale of sentient robots gives away its ending pretty much at the opening credits.

March 11, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Eva

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Gorgeous Spanish fairytale set in a realistic not too distant future. Eva sees a robot programmer return to his hometown so he can help program a robot child. First he needs to find inspiration from children in the area.After finding the majority to be boring he comes across a young girl named Eva who just happens to be the daughter of his ex-love. Eva fascinates him and he soon begins research so that a robot can take on her personality, but will her characteristics translate well into the robot world? Eva is a film that remains quiet. It knows its ideas and themes are fascinating and so it underplays them and lets your imagination run away with your own ideas. This is expressed best of all when we are first introduced to the world. There is no huge fanfare or showing off. The robots merely exist in the world with the humans. We first get a glimpse of this when Daniel Bruhl returns home and is followed by a robotic cat. The emotions that are present throughout are truly moving as it asks, in typical robot/man fashion, what it is to be human and can science go too far? Bruhl is a wonderful lead, who clearly gets across his fascination with robots, but also his frustration with them. He really does fail to make the most of his gift, but maybe that is for the best. The cinematography is gorgeous, with Eva's red coat constantly standing out from the snow swept landscapes. An enjoyable and thought provoking drama.

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