Overall Rank: 305
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 125
Theatrical Release Date: 04/10/2015
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 07/14/2015
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alex Garland
Actors: Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Sonoya Mizuno, Corey Johnson, Chelsea Li
Plot: An everyday programmer working as cog in the machine of the world's largest internet company finds himself as a winner of a competition to spend a week at the private mountain retreat of the secretive CEO of the company. But once he arrives, he finds himself as part of an experiment - interacting with world's most advanced A.I. - housed in the body of a beautiful female robot. -- Chris Kavan
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Indyfreak - wrote on 11/21/2018
A sleek smart sci-fi movie with astonishing special effects and an excellent trio of performances by Alicia Vikander, Domhnall Gleeson, and Oscar Isaac.
Cavernstones - wrote on 09/06/2015
This movie covers a lot of philosophical ground about concerning the hubris of man and the motivations of will. Do you believe an A.I. can have feelings? What are feelings? Is the desire for survival a feeling? When does control cross over from being in an experiment or being a slave to whatever system is in place. The real question about this movie is based wholly on trust. Does the head of the CEO trust the AI? Does the AI trust anyone? Does the protagonist programmer trust himself? Some parts of the writing may leave some viewers scratching their head about some of the decisions of the characters, but overall a nicely written piece performed well.
Mike.A - wrote on 08/20/2015
After spending most of his career collaborating with Danny Boyle on films like "Sunshine" and "28 Days Later," Alex Garland makes a compelling directorial debut with "Ex Machina," a smart, twisty/turny sci-fi story with a visual appeal that is among the best I've seen all year. All three of the lead actors do a fine job bringing subtlety to a film that has a lot of interesting things to say about humanity and today's technology, which is brought to you on a visually stunning and dramatically involving plate. "Ex Machina" is genuinely fucking cool.
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Yojimbo - wrote on 12/27/2016
A young programmer wins a lottery to spend a week at his reclusive employer's top secret research facility, little knowing he would be responsible for assessing an advanced artificial intelligence in the form of a robot with the face of a beautiful woman.
Ex Machina is a psychological thriller that explores the themes of individuality, sense of self, the morality of artificial intelligence and sexuality. An action extravaganza it is not; and it is all the better for the fact. It's one of those stories that plays with your perceptions, meaning that you never quite sure who is the "bad guy" and who is the good. Oscar Isaac muddies the line between affable drunk and sinister narcissist with skill and Alicia Vikander is completely believable as the sweet and innocent robotic heroine. The …
cinegeek.de - wrote on 03/08/2016
Bei wahrer Science Fiction geht es um Ideen, was wiederum heisst, dass echte Science Fiction Filme rar sind. Was es dagegen mehr als genug gibt, dass sind solche Filme mit Science Fiction Beigeschmack: Der drückt sich aus in futuristischen Designs und irgendwelchen satirisch soziologischen Betrachtungen unserer Zukunft. Vergessen wird aber viel zu oft: Das Ungewöhnliche! Ex Machina, das Debüt des Schriftstellers und Drehbuch-Autoren Alex Garland aber gehört zu den willkommenen Ausnahmen. Es beginnt wie ein Thriller mit einem Forscher, der menschliche Intelligenz erschaffen hat und offenbar unter einer gestörten Persönlichkeit leidet (Oscar Isaac). Ein junger Programmierer, Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), wird ausgewählt, dem Experiment menschlicher Intelligenz in Robotern beizuwohnen. …
Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/29/2015
Alex Garland has managed to do something that is rarer and rarer these days: craft an original story that is not only outstanding - but truly elevates the genre. A.I. films have come and gone, but few reach both the emotional and philosophical depths that Ex Machina explores.
If you are looking for a film where there is a lot of action, this is not your film. The film really only concerns four characters (one of whom is mute) and most of the time they are talking. However, these conversations serve to open up some interesting doors in terms of humanity and technology - doors others films just leave closed. It helps that Garland has some top-notch talent to bring these characters to life.
First is Alicia Vikander - a relative newcomer, and a someone I see great things in the future. …
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Gussd - wrote on 2015-09-21 14:25
Amazing. Loved how intimate it was. Basically just three actors giving incredible performances in a highly detailed environment. The questions it asks about AI and the world's future is just incredible. Best Sci Fi movie of the year.
smeagol - wrote on 2015-08-06 10:32
it was ok but kinda fizzled out by the end,.i'd give it 3 stars out of 5
smeagol - wrote on 2015-08-03 07:36
never heard of it,. but good to know i,ll stick it on my radar to watchcould do with watching something really good. everything ive seen lately is either ok or not very good,
Ric Ky - wrote on 2015-08-01 01:44
Ex- Machina is the best sci-fi movie of this year.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 2015-07-30 21:06
Is this the best sci-fi movie of the last decade? I was expecting this to be good, but it pretty much blew me away. I can't think of another movie where A.I. has been portrayed as brilliantly as it is here. Smart, deceptive and surprisingly deep - this one is going to stick with me for awhile.