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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Machine" percolates with an elegantly palpable sense of wonder and danger."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"A classy slice of cerebral sci-fi with a literary-cinematic heritage stretching back through Blade Runner and Metropolis to Frankenstein."
‑ Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
"Some movies you find yourself liking despite of their mistakes, and this 2013 movie filmed in Wales is one of those movies."
‑ James O'Ehley, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"Machine retains a dynamic presence, with interesting futureworld ideas sharply realized by writer/director Caradog W. James, who submits quite a cinematic vision for next to no production money."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"More of a success than the hapless Transcendence comes close to achieving."
‑ Travis Hopson,
""The Machine" works modestly well, but still wobbles trying to balance its "thinking man's sci-fi" aspirations against the need to placate less adventurous fans via standard action content."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Good British sci-fis don't come along very often, so this stylish slice of a dystopian near-future should be welcomed by fans."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"The Machine asks all the right questions yet does so without any heavy-handiness."
‑ Rebecca Murray, Showbiz Junkies
"A low-budget sci-fi thriller with worthwhile questions about the relationship between human beings and super-intelligent robots."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"an ambitious project that has a slick production design and solid special effects"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"The Machine brings little new to the subject save for an ominously ambiguous conclusion about the consequences of making computers more advanced than their human masters."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"The first hour's setup of "The Machine" is better than the threadbare guns-blazing action payoff, but the exceptionally fine work of Caity Lotz commands attention."
‑ Dustin Putman,
"The Machine is listening to the language of other science-fiction films-but [...] isn't up on the dialect, and hears only echoes of substance."
‑ Andrew Lapin, The Dissolve
"Beware, the Manchurian android!"
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"It may look rather serious, but underneath The Machine's shiny and po-faced exterior is an enjoyable, silly little B-movie."
‑ Dominic Mill, We Got This Covered
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