I Origins Reviews

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July 7, 2020
While this is definitely a science versus faith movie, Cahill who both wrote and directed, strikes a solid, sensible balance between the two sides, letting you reach your own conclusions.
March 11, 2020
A quieter and more cerebral science fiction film, it will probably satisfy many a viewer who discovers it through a recommendation algorithm at a movie streaming service...
April 3, 2019
I Origins is a handsome film, yet that same elegance is lacking from a script too reliant on the discourse of binaries.
August 21, 2018
It plays out like Dharma and Greg-the rebellious and spiritual woman who woos the straight laced logical man-and this lack of originality is boring.
September 2, 2017
There are far too many times when the story simply looses its footing and falls into another tedious direction, leaving some angles completely dangling.
August 14, 2017
The longer the film goes on, the clunkier, sillier, and more preposterous it becomes. Expect your eyes to roll.
June 21, 2016
I Origins tries desperately to imbue a deeper metaphysical meaning with its narrative, but the alignment of all its concepts come off as disjointed and pretentious.
June 14, 2016
As of yet, we have no science on reincarnation, but the science fiction is definitely getting warmer.
January 16, 2016
Sceptical scientist Michael Pitt falls in love with spacey new age model Astrid Bergs-Frisbey, attracted by her dazzling dichromatic eyes [and] the tussle between rationalism and mysticism takes turns that are both unexpected and thought provoking.
October 6, 2014
When it shifts away from the relationship, it really starts to feel forced. You can feel Cahill's hand leading you down the path toward another "discovery," and you can only hope the end will justify the means. Put simply, it doesn't.
October 3, 2014
Shame then that it lets itself down with some iffy dialogue and a slightly anticlimactic ending.
October 3, 2014
Though not every element of the grander mystery story works, there's plenty here to keep you thinking.
September 28, 2014
Arresting, ambitious and a bit of an acquired taste, Cahill's extraordinary second feature bursts with big, bold ideas.
September 28, 2014
Gradually mutates into a debate about the singularity of the soul, the spectre of reincarnation rearing its unexpected head under laboratory conditions.
September 28, 2014
Unapologetically soulful stuff, almost provocative in its lack of irony.
September 26, 2014
Some intriguing ideas lurk within writer-director Mike Cahill's screenplay, but he would have to be a Stanley Kubrick or a Jonathan Glazer to do justice to them.
September 26, 2014
An unusual, science-based metaphysical thriller that manages to be both provocative and romantic.
September 26, 2014
It's the wily blending of opposing concepts - science vs faith; chance vs destiny; mortality vs spirituality - that gives considerable intellectual muscle to an unusual mix of mystery and love story.
September 25, 2014
One laugh, courtesy of Pitt's intellect-signifying dicky bow; the rest is arrant, po-faced nonsense.
September 25, 2014
A cleverly constructed story of intellectual weight and genuine intrigue.
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