Ex Machina

Lists: Drama, Sci-Fi, Psychological Thrillers, Robotics, Independent Film Award Nominees - BIFA

Brief Synopsis: "Caleb, a 24 year old coder 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."

Overall Ranking: 115 (Rank from 2015: # 4)

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Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 76.19%
Regular 23.81%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Kevin McCarthy100
Sean Kelly100(full review)
Citizen Charlie97(full review)
Coogs Film Blog97(full review)
The Void97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97 - Ex Machina is undoubtedly an homage to those sci-fi films of the past that showcase this clash of man and self-aware machines. Unlike other films that bake this theme into expansive worlds with lots of colorful characters, Ex Machina boasts a far more intimate film.
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Ryan Critic97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest95(full review)
Le Anne of Tinsel And Tine93 - Ex Machina takes place entirely inside Nathan's minimalist, luxury compound which sets a tension of danger for Caleb who is not free to leave until the helicopter scheduled to return in 7 days comes for him. The script is also quite clever when it comes to keeping the audience guessing on the motives of each character, many mind games being played...
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Silver Screen Riot Matt Oakes92(full review)
Darren of Movie Reviews 10190(full review)
Lisa Marie Bowman90 - Intelligent and thought-provoking science fiction. Great work from Oscar Isaac and Alicia Vikander.
David Baruffi88(full review)
Dan O'Neill85(full review)
Bryan Lienesch84 - It's fascinating how such a seemingly simple story can evoke such complex themes.
Fast Film Reviews Mark Hobin84(full review)
Dave Examines Movies82
Gorgon Reviews80(full review)
Carly Booth80(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik80
Carrie B70

People Involved

  • Domhnall Gleeson (Caleb)
  • Oscar Isaac (Nathan)
  • Alicia Vikander (Ava)
  • Corey Johnson ()
  • Deborah Rosan ()
  • Alex Garland (Director)
  • Alex Garland (Director)
  • Andrew Macdonald (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Robo-Humanity