Excerpt: Ex Machina non solo respira perfettamente l’aria del suo tempo, ma si pone di fronte alla creazione della vita, ai limiti dell’uomo ed alla ricerca della propria identità, in modo da riaggiornare quelle riflessioni, alla luce delle conquiste tecniche e scientifiche.
Excerpt: Alex Garland debuta como director con una propuesta que recauchuta con elegancia campos y temáticas largamente exprimidos por la ciencia-ficción universal. Delicada, limpia, atrevida y turbadora a ratos, se atasca un poco en sus giros, pero es una propuesta notable y hermosa.
Excerpt: It’s a crackling good entertainment, a brainy science fiction picture executed in a clean, concise style, with a narrative as logical as it is unpredictable. It’s freaky and scary and satisfying.
Excerpt: The clean, geographical lines of the house; its soft, manicured rugs; the way it sounds when the doors latch home and seal a room; all of this is luxuriously manufactured in an attempt to contain the messy humanity that seethes within. The house, the artificially intelligent robot and the film itself all yield to the same formal rules, only to help prove that people, thoughts and life (organic or otherwise) can never yield.
Excerpt: doesn’t hold a candle to Spike Jonze’s “Her” for insights into man’s relationship with artificial intelligence. For all its stunning locations, brilliant design and seamless visual effects, the story begs the question ‘Is that all there is?’
Excerpt: Writer Alex Garland (28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go) makes his directing debut with Ex Machina, a brilliantly conceived and executed, thought-provoking piece of science fiction-cum-chamber drama that puts its big budget contemporaries to shame.
Excerpt: You’ll hear a lot of labels hurled at this fantastic film, ranging from horror to romance, psychological thriller to sci-fi drama, and even postmodern fairy tale. However, it doesn’t matter what you call “Ex Machina,” just make sure you watch it, as it’s the first must-see film of 2015.
Excerpt: Ex Machina is many things but above all it questions the nature of what it means to be human. What is human? What makes humanity? Are artificial personalities real or just part of the programming? What’s interesting is that Garland wraps those questions up in a movie that is part thriller, part horror, part love story, and mixed with a dash of Hitchcockian delivery.
Excerpt: While the visceral world of Alex Garland’s imagination is one of almost generic modernity, this simple canvas emboldens his realisation of a trio of characters whose subjectivity and agency is consistently in question.