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Ex Machina (2015)

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

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24 April 2015 (USA)  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$25,440,971 (USA) (28 August 2015)
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Trivia

Oscar Isaac said he based his characterization of Nathan on Bobby Fischer and Stanley Kubrick, both of whom were reclusive and highly intelligent figures with a dark side. See more »

Goofs

When Caleb is locked in, he tries to use his key-card to access the computer and devise a way to escape. However the key-card, rather than giving him access to the computer, shuts down the power. Either this was a part of his plan, meant to stop Nathan from escaping, or it was an amendment by Ava. It is not an error. 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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