Stars: Domhnall Gleeson / Oscar Isaac / Alicia Vikander /
Release Date: 2015-01-21
Production Companies: DNA Films, Film4, A24,
Director: Alex Garland, San Davey,
Ex Machina Summary
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.
Ex Machina is a disquieting power struggle waged in terms of human weaknesses, refracted through gender.
Ex Machina has a precise visual sheen that evokes David Fincher, and earns the sudden, quiet, powerful scares of his best work.
Ex Machina is the best movie I've seen all year.
[A] methodically absorbing sci-fi drama.
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.