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In this offbeat sci-fi-drama, Rosetta Stone (Tilda Swinton) is a scientist specializing in biogenetics who has made a major breakthrough in artificial biological engineering. Rosetta has created a type of Self-Replicating Automaton, which looks like a human being, but is in fact part machine and part living organism. In order to survive and reproduce, Rosetta discovers her SRAs need certain human genetic compounds that are found only in male semen. Hoping to kill two birds with one stone, Rosetta programs one of her SRAs, Ruby (also played by Swinton) to seduce men Rosetta has found through a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 30%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Fails as entertainment, being so ineptly directed and written it often has the feel of a high school production by kids with more money and ambition than talent."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Stumbles from one catatonic scene to the next, mixing aggressively 'clever' ideas with strident dialogue."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"A silly mad scientist film dealing mostly with feminist issues."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A muddled mess of cybernetics and new-age philosophy that goes nowhere slow, despite its abbreviated 80-minute running time"
‑ Edward Havens, FilmJerk.com
"Wallows in dubious plot constructions, shoddy design, immature camera work, and a fatiguing lack of thrill."
‑ Gabriel Shanks, Mixed Reviews
"A minor addition to the tiny genre of feminist science fiction films."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Times
"Witty, surprisingly tender."
‑ Ernest Hardy, L.A. Weekly
"viewers have to endure new media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson's uncomfortable attempts at taking her cracking-stiff theories and translating them into dramatic narrative form"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Can a movie be fascinating and boring at the same time?"
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"I can't imagine anyone not being disappointed by this movie, which dares to be different yet fails miserably doing so."
‑ Paul Sherman, Boston Herald
"It's a quiet tour de force for Tilda Swinton."
‑ Laura Sinagra, Village Voice
"Sci-fi has rarely been so playful."
‑ Edward Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle
"Leeson's sensibility is a thoroughly irritating mix of intellectual hauteur and juvenile smuttiness."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"'Teknolust' embarrassingly resembles insulting, insistent television commercials. Unfortunately, they may be the future."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews
"Clumsy, no question, but perhaps understandably burdened by its sprawling ambition."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
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