Equilibrium
Equilibrium (2002)

In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. The rules of the Librian system are simple. If you are happy, you will be arrested. If you cry, the law will hunt you down. If you read a contraband book or so much as look at a… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 2003
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Equilibrium is a reheated mishmash of other sci-fi movies.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Equilibrium is equal parts video game and GQ fashion spread.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Borrows from so many literary and cinematic sources that this future world feels absolutely deja vu.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Violent post-nuclear sci-fi is Orwellian.

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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Matrixian, Orwellian, and boneheadian.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

It's super- violent, super-serious and super-stupid.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Channels the themes of George Orwell and the action of John Woo wonderfully.

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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic

This inventive, low-budget science-fiction movie stands on its own, from its bracing, ingenious fight sequences to its literate roots in dystopian fiction.

Jan Stuart
Newsday

Dour and charmless.

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

Who knew that a reunion of Metroland stars Bale and Watson could yield something so downright nutty?

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A future society that subdues its populace with an emotionally inhibiting drug is enforced by a police force of "clerics" who execute all those… More
Josh Lewis
In the late 90's and early 00's, rip-offs and imitators of the instant classic "The Matrix" were being made left and right to try and… More
Wildaly M
It takes itself to seriously but it's an interesting sci-fi flick nevertheless.
Al S
A masterpiece. It delivers some of the best action sequences ever made with spectacular gun battles and fight scenes. It's brilliant and exhilarating.… More
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Christian C
This is "Matrix" before it was fully developed...plus a drop of "Gattica". You might prefer to skip this film and watch those two films… More

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