Ex Machina Reviews

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November 10, 2015
Ex Machina is a disquieting power struggle waged in terms of human weaknesses, refracted through gender.
October 14, 2015
Ex Machina has a precise visual sheen that evokes David Fincher, and earns the sudden, quiet, powerful scares of his best work.
May 7, 2015
This is a film of creepy modernity and prescience, as Metropolis was in its time.
April 25, 2015
Ex Machina is the best movie I've seen all year.
April 24, 2015
[A] methodically absorbing sci-fi drama.
April 24, 2015
Garland's primary concern is his flesh-and-blood characters, even though they are not nearly as showy (or beautiful) as his main attraction, the vulnerable, delicate girl with a heart of steel and wires.
April 24, 2015
A clever film with one indelible performance from Isaac.
April 24, 2015
"Ex Machina" takes its time, wrestling with questions of responsibility, morality and compassion while getting ever weirder. At its heart is Ava, played with a fine blend of innocence and quiet panic by Vikander.
April 23, 2015
Ex Machina packs a scientist's brain inside a thrill seeker's body, much like the nubile robot within it.
April 23, 2015
[Oscar] Isaac - buffed, bald, and bearded - is the film's dramatic center as Nathan, a man betrayed by his own genius. He struts, he speechifies, he schemes, he scolds, all friendly menace and sly frankness.
April 23, 2015
Like stage actors who live and breathe their roles over the course of months, Isaac, Gleeson, and Vikander excel, and cast a spell.
April 23, 2015
This futuristic take on age-old motivations, jealousy and betrayal among them, makes Ex Machina clever and engaging throughout.
April 23, 2015
With a stellar cast and seductive look, "Ex Machina" is a sleek contraption for capturing our imagination.
April 23, 2015
A neat psychological thriller for the digital age. Great performances compensate for a slightly slim story.
April 23, 2015
It's great when a movie messes with your head.
April 18, 2015
The Swedish actress Alicia Vikander ("The Fifth Estate") infuses Ava with the just the right mixture of iciness, vulnerability and mystery. It's a star-making performance.
April 17, 2015
"Ex Machina" is an exquisite puzzle box of a picture. It baffles. It unsettles. It intrigues.
April 16, 2015
"Ex Machina" isn't quite "Citizen Kane" for an era of Internet tycoons, but it suggests that that's not such a bad idea.
April 16, 2015
Its aura of cool menace is largely attributable to Isaac, stealing his every scene as the smoothly bullying CEO, and production designer Mark Digby, who created the millionaire's sleek, high-tech mountain fortress.
April 16, 2015
"Ex Machina" is a smart, exceptionally stylish head trip.
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