General Information

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Released Year: 2013
Runtime: 92 minutes
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Directors: Caradog W. James
Writers: Caradog W. James
Casts: Sam Ellis, Lee Nicholas Harris, Denis Lawson, Toby Stephens, Helen Griffin, Caity Lotz, Sam Hazeldine, Stuart Matthews, Nicola Reynolds, John-Paul Macleod, Pooneh Hajimohammadi, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Ben McGregor, Jonathan Byrne, Jade Croot, Siwan Morris, Alan Low, Sule Rimi, Joshua Higgott, Giles Thomas, Cornelius Garrett, Richard Shackley, Dafydd Emyr, Clark Fisher, Gareth Jones, Paul James
IMDB: The Machine (2013)

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Ratings


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IMDB Rating: 6.1

Reviews

70
Los Angeles Times - Robert Abele
Even with a cut-and-dried approach to characterization and the issue of man-made consciousness, The Machine percolates with an elegantly palpable sense of wonder and danger.
60
Empire - Kim Newman
Brimming with ideas and laudable ambition, it's well worth a look.
60
Time Out London - Anna Smith
The characters could use more depth – Vincent’s backstory is told too swiftly, and his bonding with Ava is brief. But it’s still a smart, thought-provoking little thriller with strong central performances.
60
Total Film - Matt Glasby
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.
58
The Playlist - Gabe Toro
When Lotz is not onscreen, Stephens is miserable company. But James does reveal a deep fascination with the robotics that suggests the threadbare story was a chance for him to explore the very real advances in artificial intelligence.

The Machine (2013)



Already deep into a second Cold War, Britain’s Ministry of Defense seeks a game-changing weapon. Programmer Vincent McCarthy unwittingly provides an answer in The Machine, a super-strong human cyborg. When a programming bug causes the prototype to decimate his lab, McCarthy takes his obsessive efforts underground, far away from inquisitive eyes.