Directed by Alex Garland
Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac, Alicia Vikander, Corey Johnson and Deborah Rosan
Caleb, a 26 year old coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl.
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★★★★ review by Matt Singer on Letterboxd
Viewing #2 was interesting. I feel like you watch the first time as Caleb and the second as Nathan.
★★★★½ review by Lucy on Letterboxd
i fell in love with a sexy robot??? NOT clickbait
★★★★½ review by jay on Letterboxd
how much pain did it cause oscar isaac to say the line "i programmed her to be heterosexual" his talent never ceases to amaze me
★★★★★ review by Katie on Letterboxd
i love it. i love every second of it. i love the neon lit scenes and the shots of mountains and rivers. i love every moment you get to spend with ava. i love how caleb tries to use the phone and nathan makes a ghostbusters joke. i love kyoko. i love it so much. this is my movie. i love you la la land but i love ex machina the most.
★★★★★ review by Evan on Letterboxd
Wait, so you're here to tell me Ex Machina is the first film Alex Garland has ever directed? There's just no way that can be true.
I can't get over how well made this film is. The film is absolutely beautiful to look at. My eyes were glued to the screen because of the sheer beauty of what I was seeing. My jaw even dropped from time to time due to some of the incredible shots in this film. I was afraid to blink because I was in-fear of missing the next great shot. Along with looking great, Ex Machina also contains several great performances. Oscar Isaac continues to prove why he is one of my favorite working actors today. He is so excellent in this movie. Alicia Vikander, who plays Ava (the robot) is also fantastic. She is impossible to read, you really never know what her motives are.
Ex Machina is why Sci-Fi is my favorite genre of film. To me there's nothing quite like a great science fiction film. Ex Machina has all the elements you want to see in a Sci-Fi film. Its got: a great story, incredibly interesting ideas, powerful performances, dazzling special effects, mind-blowing cinematography, an amazing soundtrack, and its even quite funny. Here I am 3 hours after watching this movie and I still can't stop thinking about it. I've got a feeling I will be thinking about this in days to come.
I'm still finding it hard to believe that this is Alex Garland's first film. I can't wait to see what he does next. I can't give him enough praise.
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