The Machine

The Machine

The Machine

Two artificial intelligence engineers create the ultimate monster in this sci-fi thriller, working under the Ministry of Defense to build the first ever self-aware AI. However, things go fatally wrong when their investors want to push the research to more sinister territories…

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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Despite some striking imagery and sterling FX work, Welsh writer/director Caradog W James' expert use of limited resources doesn't stretch as far as the subtlety-averse script.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

James overflogs the what-is-the-nature-of-being-dead horse, but directs with brio.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Brimming with ideas and laudable ambition, it's well worth a look.

3.0
Variety

Variety

press

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.

Total Film

Total Film

press

Despite some striking imagery and sterling FX work, Welsh writer/director Caradog W James' expert use of limited resources doesn't stretch as far as the subtlety-averse script.

3.0
Time Out

Time Out

press

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

3.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

James overflogs the what-is-the-nature-of-being-dead horse, but directs with brio.

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Brimming with ideas and laudable ambition, it's well worth a look.

3.0

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