Ex Machina Reviews

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June 12, 2018
The thing that makes this movie stick out to me is the acting. Every single scene - and I mean every single one - would not work if the actors weren't as great as they are.
January 26, 2018
It's creepy, compelling and asks some interesting questions about the power of human sexuality.
December 2, 2017
One of the most intelligent and thought-provoking sci-fi thrillers of the current generation
October 9, 2017
... a stellar piece of science fiction.
August 16, 2017
It's refreshing to watch a science-fiction story that remains brilliantly cerebral, demanding the focus of its audience, yet constantly throws us a naughty wink.
August 14, 2017
If you want to make a film about how it's not okay to objectify women, the first step is to not make a film that spends its entire run time objectifying its women.
August 2, 2017
Too aptly titled, Ex Machina morphs into that most clichéd, if admittedly appealing, of recent genres: a sci-fi noir.
June 23, 2017
In Ex Machina, (Garland) may have created his best work yet, working with a very small cast in a limited space that gives the characters plenty of chances to turn on each other in subtle, clever ways.
February 28, 2017
[Isaac] is superb as a psychopathic Steve Jobs type in Ex Machina, a creepily sexualised but ultimately impressive little sci-fi thriller directed by the British novelist Alex Garland.
February 24, 2017
Alex Garland's Ex Machina is a chilling view of the future of AI, brought to captivating life through the performances of Isaac, Gleeson, and Vikander.
July 14, 2016
Alex Garland's Ex Machina uses a compelling, well-contained story to examine society's growing anxieties, something he's made a habit of doing throughout his career.
June 9, 2016
A remarkable sci-fi classic.
May 28, 2016
A crackling good entertainment, a brainy science fiction picture executed in a clean, concise style, with a narrative as logical as it is unpredictable.
May 23, 2016
Despite Ava's revealing circuitry, it is the notable sort of science fiction film that is far more reliant on ideas than effects.
May 5, 2016
A film with enough attributes to be a reference in the genre and also one that legitimizes its debuting director in his craft. [Full review in Spanish]
April 29, 2016
The premise may not be the most original, but its director's Alex Garland's treatment that elevates this film. [Full review in Spanish]
April 10, 2016
The film's aim overreaches its grasp, but its shortcomings make it no less worth the trip. And "trip" is the only word for it.
February 23, 2016
Ex Machina has both a heart and soul. Within these close quarters, there is something to chew on, observe, and explore.
January 6, 2016
Ex Machina is the kind of film that proves that some of the very best cinematic storytelling can be based on ideas, not necessarily grandiose action set pieces and crazy, over-the-top concepts that many bigger studio projects often rely on.
January 1, 2016
Ex Machina's subtlest sleight of hand is that our eventual horror at her treatment only makes sense if she has passed the Turing Test. If Ava didn't look and emote like Vikander, her plight would seem as tragic as a toaster's.
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