Movie Review – Ex Machina


Ex Machina is the story of Caleb Smith, computer programmer, who wins a visit to his boss’ estate. Once inside the home, Caleb meets his boss, Nathan and his servant/girlfriend Kyoko, and Ava – the artificial intelligence.

Caleb is only able to talk with Nathan and Ava as he’s told Kyoko doesn’t speak English.

More and more, Caleb grows fond of Ava and more disillusioned with Nathan. Ava expresses her desire to leave (as Caleb has never let her outside and she is locked in certain places of the home without access or ability to venture anywhere else). The acting was very good and the special effects superb.

I can’t go on to much more detail as I don’t want to reveal any spoilers. However, I really enjoyed this movie. I feel like the movie could’ve been a bit longer – adding a bit more tension between Nathan and Caleb. The ending came a bit fast and I would’ve liked a bit more buildup, but overall it was great.

Don’t believe me?  Rotten Tomatoes gave the film has a rating of 93%, based on 227 reviews.

My rating: 4.7 / 5 stars

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

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