“A futuristic shocker.
Totally hot, bracingly cold,
powerfully sovereign – and posthuman.”The New York Times
“Necessary and unforgettable.
A visionary sci-fi
thriller is born”Associated Press
gorgeous, and astute.”The Wall Street Journal
This is bewitchingly smart
science fiction.”The Telegraph
“An intricate, enigmatic,
twisty tale.”USA Today
classic.”The Daily Mirror
“Alex Garland upgrades
to full auteur status.”The Guardian
and intensely involving”Los Angeles Times
remarkable directorial debut
is easily one of the best
films of the year.”The Atlantic
“You've never seen anything like it.
A mesmerizing spellbinder
that will haunt you for a long time.”Rolling Stone
Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later and Sunshine, makes his directorial debut with the stylish and cerebral thriller, EX MACHINA.
Caleb Smith (Domhnall Gleeson), a programmer at an internet-search giant, wins a competition to spend a week at the private mountain estate of the company's brilliant and reclusive CEO, Nathan Bateman (Oscar Isaac).
Upon his arrival, Caleb learns that Nathan has chosen him to be the human component in a Turing Test-charging him with evaluating the capabilities, and ultimately the consciousness, of Nathan's latest experiment in artificial intelligence.
That experiment is Ava (Alicia Vikander), a breathtaking A.I. whose emotional intelligence proves more sophisticated — and more deceptive — than the two men could have imagined.