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Ex Machina (2014)

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A young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breath-taking humanoid A.I.

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Caleb, a 26 year old programmer 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. Written by DNA FILMS

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There is nothing more human than the will to survive. See more »


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Rated R for graphic nudity, language, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$250,000 (USA) (10 April 2015)

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$25,440,971 (USA) (28 August 2015)
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A portrait of Margaret Stonborough-Wittgenstein, painted by Austrian artist Gustav Klimt, is visible in Nathan's room. The subject of the portrait is the sister of Ludwig Wittgenstein, author of The Blue Book. See more »

Goofs

The premise by which power outages cause all doors to lock at the facility is flawed. Every, simple Security system is programmed to discriminate between high and low priority doors, and furthermore, every door reader would have a battery powered, physical release mechanism to either power the disengagement of the electric strike, or interrupt the power to the magnetic lock. But even without release or override mechanisms, he could have easily programmed his perimeter and high-priority doors to auto-lock in the event of a power outage while leaving internal, non-essential doors open egress. See more »

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[first lines]
Caleb: How long until we get to his estate?
Pilot: [laughs] We've been flying over his estate for the past 2 hours.
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Unaccompanied Cello Suite #1 in G Major BWV 1007 - Préludé
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma
Courtesy of Sony Masterworks
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Writer Director Alex Garland is a powerhouse of talent
24 January 2015 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I rarely do this because there is so much rubbish out there but I'm going to recommend a movie. Writer Director Alex Garland has done an amazing job, it's beautifully shot, fantastically lit, intelligently written, brilliantly cast. the edit is original and brave, as is the direction of the edit, There is nothing superfluous, to the contrary it' has a sharp Zen like quality, clearly the application of a disciplined mind.

The movie is's self is engaging, thoroughly watchable, the characters are simple and yet layered with complexity. The film strikes the perfect balance of not spoon feeding and not dumbing down but not being too arty or intellectual just for the sake of it.

Best seen in a cinema I reckon.


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