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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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To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods See more »


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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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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

The title Ex Machina (2015) comes from the phrase "Deus Ex Machina." On Nathan's computer, a folder on the desktop screen is named Deus Ex Machina. That is the only use of the movie's title within the movie itself. See more »

Goofs

When Ava presses her drawing against the glass to show it to Caleb, in one shot it slightly slips. Apparently the contact pressure of her hand changes over time to the point where the paper starts moving. A real android surely would be able to exercise the right amount of pressure all the time, thus prevent this unwanted effect. 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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Featured in Conan: Chris O'Dowd/Alicia Vikander/Best Coast (2015) See more »

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Schubert Piano Sonata No.21 in B Flat Minor
Composed by Franz Schubert (as F. Schubert)
Performed by Alfred Brendel
Courtesy of Decca
Under license from Universal Music Operations Limited
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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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