Critics Consensus

Zoe has some interesting ideas but never manages to get a satisfying grip on them, settling for slow-moving sci-fi that ultimately fails to engage.



Total Count: 25


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User Ratings: 139
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Director Drake Doremus's science fiction romance envisions a Pygmalion-esque dynamic between a lonesome artificial-intelligence engineer/divorcee (Ewan McGregor) and Zoe (Léa Seydoux), the highly realistic synthetic human he created. Christina Aguilera features as a robot prostitute in this cinematic exploration of how technology is disrupting romance.


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Critic Reviews for Zoe

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (17)

  • The yearning displayed by Cole and Zoe is meant to be profound. But at a certain point the examination of loss in love ceases to show sensitivity and begins to look like emotional immaturity.

    Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Wrestling with the intrinsic creepiness of the premise would involve some social commentary, self-awareness, and honest-to-God storytelling, and that's not Doremus' bag.

    Jul 24, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
  • The non-stop, navel-gazing, faux philosophical dialogue about love starts to feel like some strange experiment itself.

    Jul 20, 2018 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • This is a movie that casts Christina Aguilera as a robot and yet still manages to be boring.

    May 1, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • If we ever truly sympathize with Doremus' nebulous characters, it's only because they help us appreciate how painful it can be to spend so much time trying to divine meaning from utter emptiness.

    Apr 23, 2018 | Rating: D | Full Review…
  • The movie, though it's not badly told, fails to grip you.

    Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Zoe

  • Jul 24, 2018
    Can a soul love their technology? And what, pray tell, would the ramifications of those emotions be? I call it The Pinnochio Question and its back again in this Ridley "Blade Runner" Scott produced vehicle that pretends as if this is the first time the question has been broached when the answers to it are everywhere around us, when Scott himself mines this vein like a heroin junkie looking for a fresh place to inject. Decent performances then make the foregone direction and conclusion palatable, but only just so.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer

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