Transcendence Reviews

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January 25, 2019
After a compelling beginning, it jumps off the cliff quickly.
January 15, 2019
Transcendence is neither a success nor a failure. It has flashes of brilliance, but it has too many gaps, including a question about a key decision made in the last act. It's worthy, but it's not all it could have been.
March 10, 2017
Well-made but just a bit muddy, Transcendence doesn't reach its goal height but looks good trying.
April 17, 2016
"Transcendence" gets an "A" for effort, competently melding art-film visual flourishes with a surprisingly intricate story and some pleasing performances.
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.
March 4, 2015
[Transcendence] is more than just a big budget version of Siri Goes Wild.
May 2, 2014
It is streets ahead of most of what we get that is labeled science fiction. It's intelligent. It explains its premise -- within reason. Its dialogue isn't chuckleheaded.
May 2, 2014
Nevertheless, Transcendence is superior to most other sci-fi films these days; it's briskly paced, consummately made and never boring. Puzzling and occasionally challenging it may be, but it's made with style and imagination.
May 2, 2014
With actors this good, we'll go almost anywhere, even unto that silliness.
April 30, 2014
A relatively entertaining way to upload your consciousness for 119 minutes.
April 27, 2014
Anyone with a fondness for broad canvas, ideas-heavy sci-fi should ignore the negative scuttle and give Transcendence the benefit of the doubt.
April 27, 2014
Far too slow-paced to work as a thriller and too shallow to properly challenge us as science fiction, this film is unlikely to please many audience members.
April 25, 2014
A giant third-act bellyflop isn't quite enough to spoil it totally.
April 24, 2014
With this cast and these ideas, Transcendence is enjoyable but a missed opportunity.
April 23, 2014
Look, I think it goes so over the top... There are so many twists and turns too. But, look, basically I think this is an entertainment.
April 20, 2014
The ending fails to pack an emotional punch. But Pfister and Paglen have come up with something unusual - a sci-fi blockbuster that's genuinely surprising.
April 19, 2014
Although slow-moving and confusing at times, 'Transcendence' impressed me as a haunting, thought-provoking film.
April 19, 2014
It's a woefully imperfect movie, but it does look ahead to some brilliant concepts.
April 18, 2014
Transcendence continually reaches for big ideas. It has a go-for-broke ambition that may mark it as ahead of its time.
April 18, 2014
...an intelligent, complex movie about artificial intelligence that delves deep into some of the issues the overrated Her only touched on.
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