Ex Machina (Blu-ray)

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Description

Alex Garland writes and directs this sci-fi thriller starring Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson. Gleeson plays Caleb, a promising young programmer, who is selected by the CEO (Isaac) of a large Internet company to spend a week at his retreat in the mountains. When he arrives, Caleb soon learns that the retreat is in fact the location of a laboratory involved in pioneering research into artificial intelligence and robotics and is home to the world's first fully sentient robot (Alicia Vikander). However, as the two men interact more and more with the AI, it becomes apparent that she is more sophisticated than they imagined... The film was nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects and Best Original Screenplay.

Product Details

Barcode
5053083028794
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jun 2015
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region B
Language
English
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Footage
  • Making Of Documentary
Runtime
108 min
Age Restriction
15
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Ex Machina
Release Year
2015
Running Time
108 min
Language
English
Categories
Action/Adventure / Robots / Robots/Cyborgs / Science-Fiction / Thriller
US Box Office
$19.0 million
Official Website
http://meet-ava.com/
Ratings
IMDb
7.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
92%
Metacritic
78
Synopsis
The reclusive CEO of a hi-tech company (Oscar Isaac) recruits a brilliant young computer programmer (Domhnall Gleeson) to evaluate his latest invention -- a highly advanced android named Ava (Alicia Vikander), which is supplied with the most advanced Artificial Intelligence ever conceived. Meanwhile, despite their intelligence and formidable reputations, the two men fail to realize just how easily they can be manipulated by a machine that's as beautiful as it is brilliant.
Poster
Poster for Ex Machina
Cast & Crew
Director
Alex Garland
Star
Domhnall Gleeson / Oscar Isaac / Corey Johnson / Sonoya Mizuno / Claire Selby / Symara Templeman / Alicia Vikander
Co-Star
Elina Alminas / Gana Bayarsaikhan / Tiffany Pisani
Screenwriter
Alex Garland
Composer
Geoff Barrow / Ben Salisbury
Director of Photography
Rob Hardy
Hairstylist
Sian Grigg
Assistant Director
Nick Heckstall-Smith
Makeup
Sian Grigg
Post-Production Supervisor
Clare St. John
Music Editor
Yann McCullough
Production Manager/UPM
Sara Desmond / John David Gunkle
Stunts
Andy Bennett / Heather Phillips / Pablo Verdejo
Special Effects Supervisor
Richard Conway
Supervising Art Director
Denis Schnegg
Casting
Universal Extras
Production Associate
Rory Johnston
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Garland creates and sustains a credible atmosphere of unease and scientific speculation, defined by color-coded production design..."
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (9 Apr 2015, )
Chicago Sun-Times
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "The Swedish actress Alicia Vikander infuses Ava with the just the right mixture of iciness, vulnerability and mystery. It’s a star-making performance."
Richard Roeper (16 Apr 2015, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "Stylish, elegant, tense, cerebral, satirical and creepy. Garland’s directorial debut is his best work yet..."
Dan Jolin (16 Jan 2015, )
Entertainment Weekly
"EX MACHINA is beautiful and ominous and features another delicately nuanced performance from Isaac, who’s quickly making a habit of them." -- Grade: B
Chris Nashawaty (9 Apr 2015, )
Hollywood Reporter
"EX MACHINA looks sleek, shiny and remarkably slick for a directing debut."
Stephen Dalton (16 Jan 2015, )
Los Angeles Times
"Shrewdly imagined and persuasively made, EX MACHINA is a spooky piece of speculative fiction that's completely plausible, capable of both thinking big thoughts and providing pulp thrills."
Kenneth Turan (9 Apr 2015, )
New York Times
"EX MACHINA is itself a smart, sleek movie about men and the machines they make..."
Manohla Dargis (9 Apr 2015, )
RogerEbert.com
4 stars out of 4 -- "Garland builds tension slowly and carefully without ever letting the pace slacken. And he proves to have a precise but bold eye for composition..."
Matt Zoller Seitz (9 Apr 2015, )
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 4 -- "EX MACHINA springs surprises that will haunt you for a good long time."
Peter Travers (9 Apr 2015, )
Sight and Sound
"[The] sense of uncertainty, of boundaries being elided, is enhanced by Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury's shimmering, glissading score..."
Philip Kemp (1 Feb 2015, )
Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] chrome-slick, ultra-contemporary thriller set in era where technology can make geniuses into gods....Oscar Isaac charms and unnerves as reclusive prodigy Nathan..."
Rosie Fletcher (19 Jan 2015, )
USA Today
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[A] stylish, tense and terrifically acted Ex Machina, a complex drama about artificial intelligence..."
Claudia Puig (11 Apr 2015, )
Variety
"[T]he film looks and sounds immaculate at every turn, with its contained, interior-based three-hander structure permitting the money to be lavished less on locations and more on eerily vivid digital and prosthetic effects.
Guy Lodge (16 Jan 2015, )
Wall Street Journal
"Alex Garland made his directorial debut with this elegant sci-fi fantasy about artificial intelligence."
(17 Dec 2015, )
Washington Post
"With EX MACHINA, Garland makes an impressive debut as a director, spinning an unsettling futuristic thriller with the expertise and exquisite taste of a seasoned veteran."
(16 Apr 2015, )