Ex Machina Reviews
March 19, 2021
"It's uncomfortable to consider that Ava might in fact be the heroine of this movie, but it's hard for me to find sympathy for men who only see her as an object to be abused or pitied."
February 3, 2021
A high tech thriller that by and large ignores the tech to get down to the nitty gritty.
January 27, 2021
I enjoyed watching the small cast of characters conspire with and against one another within the confines of a chillingly beautiful and remote techno-bunker.
January 20, 2021
Ex Machina does much more than simply put the audience on edge, although it sustains that feeling expertly.
December 16, 2020
A beguiling sci-fi thriller asks the audience to decide who's being tested, the AI or the human. There's plenty of twists and turns in this sensational isolated quest for survival.
December 4, 2020
The premise alternates between engaging and nonsensical.
September 9, 2020
Unconcerned with the how or why of the scenario, Garland glides us straight into a lithe and increasingly intense narrative centered on the concept of manufactured manipulation.
July 24, 2020
Vikander's turn as Ava is as chilling as it is empathetic, internalising the torment of being considered inferior and subhuman to her male oglers.
July 17, 2020
Ex Machina takes a familiar concept but presents it in a deep, complex and imaginative way that not only makes it one of the best films to come out of 2015 but certainly in time will rank as one of the best sci-fi films ever made.
June 30, 2020
Ex Machina is a smart, well-crafted film that will get under your skin and have you questioning the true meaning of being human.
June 9, 2020
At best, it feels more like a calling card or extended short film, but there is enough singularity here to mark Alex Garland out as a writer-director of promise.
May 13, 2020
This is a smart, thoughtful, and thrilling science fiction drama.
April 3, 2020
The three leads are equally effective at conveying the ethical perils posed by a future that could be closer than we are prepared to admit.
December 30, 2019
It's about robotics and artificial intelligence and how you can or can't tell a human from a machine, but even more it's about bro culture and the blindness it can induce in those who embrace it.
December 11, 2019
Garland's finest achievement may be his old-fashioned faith in science-fiction as an engine for profound parables about the state of humanity.
November 19, 2019
Beautifully told, stunning with occasional outbursts of humour... Ex Machina will leave you reeling.
November 19, 2019
Is there a ghost in this shell or not? The only answer you get from this film is that men are easily blinded assholes, especially when it comes to something which even remotely looks like a pretty woman.
November 13, 2019
Ex Machina is a masterpiece. Garland puts together an original bit to an over-crowded genre, carried by Isaac's entertaining, spectacular performance.