The Machine
The Machine (2014)

Two computer programmers fall in love as they create the first-ever piece of self-aware artificial intelligence, designed to help humanity. But things go terribly wrong when the British Government steals their breakthrough and teaches it to… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 17, 2014
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79%
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46%



Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Machine proves an audacious debut for writer-director Caradog James and a solid entry in modern British sci-fi, with thematic heft to match its genre thrills.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

"The Machine" percolates with an elegantly palpable sense of wonder and danger.

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Stephen Dalton
Hollywood Reporter

A classy slice of cerebral sci-fi with a literary-cinematic heritage stretching back through Blade Runner and Metropolis to Frankenstein.

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Dustin Putman
DustinPutman.com

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.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

"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.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

Good British sci-fis don't come along very often, so this stylish slice of a dystopian near-future should be welcomed by fans.

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James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page

Some movies you find yourself liking despite of their mistakes, and this 2013 movie filmed in Wales is one of those movies.

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Nick Schager
Village Voice

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.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

The film is ambitious visually, in spite of its small budget, and while not all of the effects come off, it's hard to hold that against an indie production like this.

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Rebecca Murray
Showbiz Junkies

The Machine asks all the right questions yet does so without any heavy-handiness.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Astounding, captivating and engaging, The Machine manages to be one of the most original Science Fiction in recent memory. What we have here is a standout… More
Panta Oz
A little bit different than usual science fiction thrillers, this British film directed and written by Caradog W. James was very entertaining. It stars Caity… More
Stuart Brooks
Billed as a British Blade Runner, it's not, it's not even close. The first 2/3rds are decent enough build up but the last 3rd is just a load of… More
Lane Zieben
Caradog James (what a name) gives us a debut worthy of one of the best CGI science fiction flicks since anything involving Tom Cruise. The Machine might not be… More
Dann Michalski
The British sci-fi thriller The Machine explores the age-old question of A.I. giving birth to artificial life. Set in a dystopian future where Britain and… More
Francisco Godinho
A rather solid first entry for this director that doesn't exactly shows us anything we haven't seen before but has plenty of heart and good ideas to… More