Overall Rank: 1834
Average Rating: 2.8/4
# of Ratings: 301
Theatrical Release Date: 12/06/2002
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kurt Wimmer
Actors: Dominic Purcell, Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Christian Kahrmann, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson
Plot: In the near future, humans are living in one giant city under the strictest government control. Monks keep the peace and maintain the current status quo, but what happens when they open their eyes to the big picture, freedom?
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Matthew Brady - wrote on 07/07/2014
If the Matrix had Christian Bale in it and you get this movie. So humans are living in one giant city under the strictest government control. Monks keep the peace and maintain the current status quo, but what happens when they open their eyes to the big picture, freedom. Christian Bale plays this silent but I will kick your ass if you mess with me kind of character and he plays it well. This movie has a forgettable story but the action is well shot and at times pretty stunning.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/06/2012
The dystopian, big brother environment has been executed better in other films, but Equilibrium certainly has a visual pallette to it. The film's sweeping action scenes and martial arts-inspired gunplay are particularly memorable. With a less expositionary screenplay, the film could have been great.
Snoogans - wrote on 11/29/2009
I like it almost as much as the first Matrix. Very entertaining and satisfying sci-fi, action-thriller. Shame that it got overlooked.
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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/29/2013
Absolutely fantastic! I loved every second of this film. Definitely on of the most underrated films I have ever seen before. I do not know why it received such negative reviews or why it grossed so little at the box office (only 5mil).
Although similar to many novels and other films, Equilibrium still stands alone. The seemingly cliche story is brilliantly executed by the main character played by Christian Bale. He gives a brilliant performance that reminds me why he's my favorite actor. Even though some of the other actors are only okay, his performance gives the film a whole other dimension of depthness that it would have otherwise lacked.The action is really unique and original, too. Very enjoyable to watch.
Again, I cannot tell of how underrated this film is. It is simply …
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 02/11/2012
After the third World War, Libria is governed by the Tetragrammaton Council that eradicates people with human emotion led by the Father" (Sean Pertwee). Grammaton Cleric John Preston (Christian Bale) is a high ranking officer who decides to take matters into his own hands. He eliminates his own partner for reading a book and is replaced by Brandt (Taye Diggs). Messages of importance of human emotions, change, being a robot like employee and justice were well portrayed in the action packed film. Only thing baffling that keeps this critic from giving a perfect score is the conclusion where Preston massacres and you see fear and Brandt laugh, which is ironic since they shouldn’t have any emotions. Lack of a better script, background artists and a more enticing soundtrack were …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/20/2011
A future society that subdues its populace with an emotionally inhibiting drug is enforced by a police force of "clerics" who execute all those accused of "sense crime". Dismissed by most upon its release as just another Matrix clone, there are superficial similarities; stylistically the action choreography and costume design are very similar. There's a lot more going on under the surface however, as it takes cues from the likes of 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 in its depiction of a totalitarian, book burning society and message of individuality and what it means to be human. But by far the biggest difference is in its star; Christian Bale's far superior range makes for a performance that's both emotionally engaging and believable in its depiction of a man suddenly in conflict with everything …
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