‘Ex Machina’

ExMachina_Payoff_hires2aIt’s cool, elegant and current.

A breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence is to be evaluated by testing the human qualities of Eva (Alicia Vikander – Testament of Youth).

The directorial debut of novelist Alex Garland (screenplays include Never Let Me Go, The Beach and 28 Days Later…), Ex Machina is a claustrophobic chamber piece for four characters, a cat-and-mouse of truth, double-truths and even triple-truths with quiet, nuanced performances. It’s a slow-burner (arguably too slow in the middle) but full of questions and debate. And it looks stunning.

Rating: 66%


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