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3,709 Ratings

Ex Machina

Directed by Alex Garland
United Kingdom, 2014


A computer programmer is invited by his company’s eccentric CEO to help evaluate the intelligent behavior of an advanced and beautiful lifelike female robot.

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Ex Machina Directed by Alex Garland

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2016 | Winner: Best Achievement in Visual Effects

2016 | Nominee: Best Writing, Original Screenplay

Village Voice Film Poll

2015 | 4 nominations including: Best First Feature

Indiewire Critics' Poll

2015 | 2nd place: Best Supporting Actress

2015 | 2 runner-up prizes including: Best First Feature

2015 | Nominee: Best Screenplay

National Board of Review

2015 | Winner: Top Ten Independent Films

What are people saying?

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Ex Machina

    It occurred to me that if the writers are purporting that Google is processing our thought patterns far beyond the simple act of collecting and re-selling info to advertisers, they must be doing so already, or there would be a lot more profit in that for the film makers than there would be in just making this picture.. What really made this film for me was the choreographed dance number with Nathan and robot Kyoko.

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Ex Machina

    For being a debut, this is really good. It has the coolness and the mood of a cult classic + really charismatic actors. Isaac, Gleeson and Vikander own the screen and make us fall in love with the whole idea. This is what I call a nice blockbuster sci fi.

  • Michael Zyx MH Claes's rating of the film Ex Machina

    Good scenes with beautiful Chelsea LI, nice special effects & an interesting psychological face-to-face ISAAC/GLEESON. But lots of blahblah slow down the rhythm & WHY this super ugly dress for Alicia VIKANDER?= La belle Chelsea LI, des effets spéciaux sympa et 1 huis clos intéressant. Mais du bavardage ralentit le rythme & pquoi cette tenue hyper moche pour Alicia VIKANDER?

  • Mugino's rating of the film Ex Machina

    A film that says more about the chasm between men and women (or Alex Garland and women) than human and A.I. Though wonderfully acted and elegantly executed, this just adds to the pile of SF cliches by posers who only pretend to understand A.I. and neuroscience. Calling this "thought provoking" betrays an absence of adequate thought.

  • Graveyard Poet's rating of the film Ex Machina

    If you want to watch a thought provoking science fiction film about artificial intelligence, watch 2001: A Space Odyssey or Blade Runner. Or, deepest and most profound of all, Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris. Skip this superficial sex robot story which pretends to be smart but is completely soulless.

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film Ex Machina

    An ingenious, paranoid character study, one that plays against the expectations of genre nuts in particular. Glides on performances and dialogue, underplaying its Oscar-winning visual effects. Avoids Kubrickian detachment like the plague; it's tantalizingly alive, with eccentricities, humour, terror and consequence-laden eroticism.

  • Skinnedteen's rating of the film Ex Machina

    The more I think about this film, the less meaningful it is. Too much emphasis on the binary and tries to be subversive even though it ends up succumbing to the male gaze in terms of how this gendered robot is just another projection of male fantasies.

  • Daniel S.'s rating of the film Ex Machina

    'Science without conscience is but the ruin of the soul' used to say my friend François Rabelais some 600 years ago and he was damn right! Oscar -Nathan- Isaac may be extremely wealthy and very good at mathematics, he's nevertheless totally ignorant. If he simply had taken the time to read the Three Laws of Robotics Isaac Asimov (a good friend of mine too) established not so long ago, he'd have deserved my respect.

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