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Ex Machina (2015)

Director:
Alex Garland
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
GENRE
Science Fiction/Thriller
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Ex Machina
RUNNING TIME
108 minutes
Producer:
Andrew Macdonald
Allon Reich
Screenwriter:
Alex Garland


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Caleb Smith Domhnall Gleeson
Ava Alicia Vikander
Nathan Bateman Oscar Isaac
Kyoko Sonoya Mizuno

 

Review

In Alex Garland's updated man-against-machine fantasy, the machine is sexy and sensitive, driven by the same essential needs as all humans: survival, intimacy and reproduction. In his directorial debut Garland creates a near perfect hybrid of stylish, simmering suspense and taut thematical thesises. It's always a strength for any mystery movie when the potential antagonist's enigma is narratively based, ie. driven by a character's as opposed to the plot's need to obscure things. And the result here is an edge-of-your seat interplay between the three lead characters, through whom Garland displays, demonstrates and discusses an impressive range of what it means to be human or in touch with humanity, at least. Great acting by all the implicated bolsters this to-be-classic.

Copyright 18.9.2016 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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