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Uncanny (2015)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 22 June 2016 (Philippines)
The world's first "perfect" Artificial Intelligence begins to exhibit startling and unnerving emergent behavior when a reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it.


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Cast overview:
Mark Webber ... David Kressen
Lucy Griffiths ... Joy Andrews
David Clayton Rogers ... Adam Kressen
Rainn Wilson ... Castle


A technology reporter gets a week of exclusive access to the world's first perfect artificial intelligence. When the reporter begins a relationship with the scientist who created it, the A.I. begins to exhibit startling and unnerving emergent behavior. Written by Anonymous

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22 June 2016 (Philippines) See more »

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Contains mid end credits clip. See more »


Around 19 mins, when Joy is with David in his workshop, it cuts from a close up of her clutching onto a notepad to a wide shot where it has suddenly completely disappeared. See more »


Joy Andrews: It's as if there's intelligence behind it.
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References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Sonata in C for Violin and Piano K.296
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Elaine Richey, violin and Craig Richey, piano
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Forever hidden in the shadow of Ex Machina.
17 January 2016 | by sideriteSee all my reviews

The film's title is appropriate, since that is the feeling you are getting from the movie. Somehow, something is wrong with it, but you can't put your finger on it. The twist at the end was pretty predictable as well, but somehow they botched it up with the very last scenes. If they change the ending - not in its idea, but its handling - the movie gains an instant extra rating point.

However the biggest harm that anything can do to this film is that it was released soon after Ex Machina when they are approaching similar subjects. It is not the same thing, but close enough, and clearly not as good. I have to think, would I have liked the film in 2014, let's say? And the answer is probably yes. Change the ending scenes, make the pace a little more alert, maybe remove some of the slow scenes or some of the bad ones (because there are some that are just stupid) and you get an instant winner.

Bottom line: interesting concept, not bad yet mediocre implementation, badly written ending scenes. Uncannily close to a good movie.

P.S. Why do movies try to seem smart with chess analogies, and then really botch them completely? Even the weakest chess player in the world would instantly see that the people doing the scenes had no idea how the game is played.

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