I Origins Reviews

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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.
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 25, 2014
One laugh, courtesy of Pitt's intellect-signifying dicky bow; the rest is arrant, po-faced nonsense.
September 25, 2014
A mad-eyed exploration into modern optometry is Mike Cahill's ambitious, if flawed, follow-up to 2011's Another Earth.
September 25, 2014
Cahill's second feature film is another smart, inventive and engaging offering.
September 25, 2014
I Origins addresses its subject with the kind of bright-eyed earnestness normally seen only in spaniels and MA students.
September 12, 2014
While conceptually I Origins is no more absurd than Upstream Colour, it offers a lot less to chew on, depending on its stars to supply what credibility they can.
August 8, 2014
Cahill spends the entire film bringing a sense of wonder to the desperately rational Ian, and if the film takes on a glow toward the end, that glow feels well-earned.
July 31, 2014
Humanistic sci-fi from director Mike Cahill, insofar as it sympathizes with the human longings for both understanding and transcendent mystery.
July 31, 2014
I Origins challenges too little and ties up things too neatly for it to register as anything more than well-made, well-intentioned hogwash.
July 27, 2014
Big ideas can sometimes lead to great motion pictures or, as in the case of I Origins, colossal misfires.
July 25, 2014
With a slew of seemingly random clues unraveling in the pursuit of scientific mystery, Origins becomes gut-punching marvel.
July 25, 2014
Although the film and the actors keep on looking good, this solemn, soppy, fantasy has nothing to say about science or faith.
July 25, 2014
Cahill is one of the most talented filmmakers to emerge in the last decade. His sophomore feature may disappoint, but it's clear he has much more to say.
July 24, 2014
The very idea of a dishy man of science being bowled over by the mysteries of the soul is quite irresistible, and Pitt and Marling really sell the plot's implausible twists.
July 24, 2014
This is a beautifully crafted story that takes us on quite the journey of exploration and discovery.
July 24, 2014
Makes a too obvious attempt to repeat [Cahill's] previous effort, wanting to be spooky and ending up soggy.
July 24, 2014
"I Origins" slows down the longer it goes on, and the last half hour drifts into vagueness. The climax is dramatically inert and depends on the soundtrack to convince us that it's actually happening.
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