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Transcendence Reviews

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November 14, 2017
The film is essentially a far-fetched, sometimes muddled, cautionary tale about mankind being taken over by the machines that they themselves have created, albeit with the best of intentions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 19, 2017
Transcendence is just a mess, and a big dumb one to boot.
August 17, 2017
What Transcendence tried to do was make us see things in a new light, when instead it only illuminated the faults of the idea.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
May 16, 2017
A love story with the most cheesy premise of a worn Hallmark card, like "my love will be the drop that waters the flower of your life" or something. [Full review in Spanish]
March 10, 2017
Well-made but just a bit muddy, Transcendence doesn't reach its goal height but looks good trying.
January 9, 2017
There's no surprise here; no nuance. And without any understanding of its subject matter or any interest in making others understand, either, Transcendence gives you very little reason to care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
September 22, 2016
Pfister and Paglen are going for emotional intimacy, but they forgot to add enough shading to their ensemble to land any kind of punch.
July 14, 2016
Transcendence's intellectual reach exceeds its grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
June 20, 2016
It's not just that Depp's character isn't very present, Hall's Evelyn becomes increasingly insipid when her character should be the story's grounding point.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 18, 2016
Pfister manages to put up one eye-catching image after another, yet never engages us for more than a moment.
June 16, 2016
Best-ever depictions of artificial intelligence in the movies: the cyborgs and androids of 'Blade Runner.' Transcend 'Transcendence' by watching 'Blade Runner' on Blu-ray.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
June 6, 2016
Although it may look like a Nolan film from the distance of the trailers, it doesn't walk or talk like one, regardless of how many gentle speeches Morgan Freeman gives.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 17, 2016
"Transcendence" gets an "A" for effort, competently melding art-film visual flourishes with a surprisingly intricate story and some pleasing performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 13, 2016
Transcendence becomes weirdly successful as a sort of cockeyed analogy for the gospel and the painful, tragic, violent beauty of the Incarnation and Christ's crucifixion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
July 14, 2015
This would all fit better in a Wired op-ed than in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 4, 2015
[Transcendence] is more than just a big budget version of Siri Goes Wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 15, 2015
At once both convoluted and shallow, something like a feature movie version of a Wired sidebar, and just about as fleet-footed.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
September 4, 2014
Pfister seems afraid to recognize the humor inherent in a story that requires Johnny Depp to become a grim sort of Max Headroom...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 1, 2014
It is not only a bad film, it is a rather boring film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/10
July 31, 2014
Just think of junk like "Lawnmower Man," and "The Mangler 2," and you pretty much sum up what director Wally Pfister tries to pass off as a sophisticated techno-thriller.
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