Autómata Reviews

September 6, 2019
In a sea of recycled cinematic endeavors, Ibanez stands out as an exciting new voice in the genre with this emotionally resonant and thematically rich film.
April 19, 2017
No matter how exhausted cinema is in its dystopian anguish, this film shows us that there are still independent horizons for the genre in the future. [Full review in Spanish]
October 20, 2014
There may be little here that we haven't seen before, but Ibanez keeps the pace fast and manages to suggest a bit of religious allegory without bonking us over the head with it.
October 20, 2014
Not since The Matrix, or perhaps even Blade Runner (which Automata also liberally references), has a dystopian world seemed so compelling in-and-of itself.
October 14, 2014
It's frustrating how close Automata comes to being a great film.
October 10, 2014
...rarely do we see such good-looking science fiction that borrows smartly from the best films of the genre and tries to do something intellectual with the material.
October 9, 2014
One gets the feeling of witnessing some kind of primordial origin story about parallel destinies for the human race and the intelligent machines we make.
October 6, 2014
A visually stunning, creative debut for an intriguing new director.
October 5, 2014
Imagine a good version of I, Robot mixed with a less action-heavy Blade Runner and you're somewhere along the lines of this sci-fi mystery movie
September 25, 2014
The film works as an entertaining rumination on man's relationship with technology and increasing reliance on machines.