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Transcendence Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Transcendence's intellectual reach exceeds its grasp.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Russell Baillie
New Zealand Herald
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
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 18, 2016
Pfister manages to put up one eye-catching image after another, yet never engages us for more than a moment.
Mark Jackson
Epoch Times
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
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
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-
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
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
Alissa Wilkinson
Christianity Today
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
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 14, 2015
This would all fit better in a Wired op-ed than in a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Billy Tatum
Bullz-Eye.com
March 4, 2015
[Transcendence] is more than just a big budget version of Siri Goes Wild.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
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
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
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.
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers
July 26, 2014
Ambitious, but poorly realized, "Transcendence" is a movie with forward-thinking ideas that fails to gel as a narrative.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
July 21, 2014
While Transcendence starts out with a fascinating premise, it loses its way pretty quickly by turning into a sappy and ultimately silly film that isn't able to capitalize on the lofty ideas contained within.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 19, 2014
Parece não fazer a menor ideia acerca das ideias que pretende defender, dos conceitos que quer apresentar ou mesmo da natureza de seus próprios personagens.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
June 19, 2014
With its overriding fears of artificial intelligence and technology in general, "Transcendence" feels like it was made at least 15 years too late.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeff Vice
Cinephiled
May 9, 2014
"'Transcendence' winds up being in the position of being the first - but certainly not the last - big disappointment of the 2014 Summer Movie Season."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
May 6, 2014
Transcendence neither thrills nor illuminates. In fact in many respects it is downright cowardly in its failure to pursue its many themes, with threads of ideas never woven into a whole.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Denby
New Yorker
May 5, 2014
The movie is rhythmless, shapeless, and, with the exception of a few shots, cheesy-looking.
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