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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 smuggled painting, you've committed a crime. To keep the peace, citizens must take their daily doses Prozium, a powerful designer drug that stops feelings dead and keeps everyone on an even keel. Refuse to take the drug and special police will find you. Up until now, top-ranking government official John Preston has believed in this system, has upheld the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Equilibrium is equal parts video game and GQ fashion spread."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"Borrows from so many literary and cinematic sources that this future world feels absolutely deja vu."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"Violent post-nuclear sci-fi is Orwellian."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It only adds unneeded celluloid to an increasingly tired genre!"
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If you were disappointed by recent sci-fi actioners like Terminator 3, then you'd probably be pleasantly surprised by this underappreciated movie . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Matrixian, Orwellian, and boneheadian."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It's super- violent, super-serious and super-stupid."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Who knew that a reunion of Metroland stars Bale and Watson could yield something so downright nutty?"
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"C'est un film qui rivalise avec les plus gros blockbusters hollywoodiens. Je l'ai trouvé beaucoup plus satisfaisant que The Matrix Reloaded."
‑ Louis-Jérôme Cloutier, Panorama
"Wimmer delivers the already labored story with the subtlety of a sledgehammer."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"This inventive, low-budget science-fiction movie stands on its own, from its bracing, ingenious fight sequences to its literate roots in dystopian fiction."
‑ Bill Muller, Arizona Republic
"Dour and charmless."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"An engaging ride, with some quicksilver moves."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"... Equilibrium is one of the better action/sci-fi movies of the year ..."
‑ Greg Maki, Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
"50% homage to the classic science fiction touchstones and 50% damn solid in its own right."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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