(2002)

Critic Reviews

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75
Chicago Sun-Times
Would be a mindless action picture, except that it has a mind. It doesn't do a lot of deep thinking, but unlike many futuristic combos of sf and f/x, it does make a statement:
63
The martial-arts sequences take this prosaic thriller to a higher level.
50
New York Daily News
Mostly plays like a routine thriller with a classy cast.
50
Not a picture that makes you think very much -- except to wonder why the studios keep making movies like this.
50
New York Post
The best thing about Equilibrium is its impressive look. Along with its generally fine cast and some well-choreographed fights, that goes a long way to making the movie watchable -- despite its underlying stupidity.
40
Flashy, "MATRIX"-style action sequences trump ideas; it's hard not to feel you've just watched a feature-length video game with some really heavy back story.
38
Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book.
38
Charlotte Observer
It's not only an ultraviolent, ludicrously inconsistent rip-off of Bradbury's idea, but it poisons the well for future efforts.
30
An accidental entertainment, Equilibrium is a science-fiction pastiche so lacking in originality that if you stripped away its inspirations there would be precious little left.
25
Super- violent, super-serious and super-stupid.
25
Equilibrium doesn't tread softly on our dreams; it tramples them.

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