Transcendence

Transcendence

Transcendence

Tech thriller starring Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman and Rebecca Hall. As scientists achieve technological singularity (the point at which artificial intelligence surpasses the intellect of humans), a radical anti-technology organisation fights to stop them. The directorial debut for Christopher Nolan's long-time cinematographer, Wally Pfister. 

2014Rating: M, Science fiction themes and violence119 minsUSA, UK
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Transcendence / Reviews

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

Flicks, Rebecca Barry Hill

If you’re planning to watch Transcendence simply to see Johnny Depp as nature intended (no wigs, crazy makeup or prosthetics) you might be disappointed. As Will Caster, a scientist who becomes a ghost in the machine, Depp’s performance, largely portrayed as the equivalent of a Skype call, is about as electrifying as your new iPad mini.

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Variety

Variety

The script and Pfister’s heavy, humorless direction tend to reduce everything to simplistic standoffs between good and evil.

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Time Out

Time Out

Not even in the enjoyable realm of starkly ridiculous Cold War thrillers like "Colossus: The Forbin" Project.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A dark, lurchingly entertaining pastiche of age-old worries, future-shock jolts, hot-button topics and old-fashioned genre thrills.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Suffers from terrible timing, arriving a few months after Spike Jonze charmed audiences with his semi-futuristic love story Her.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Weak... advancing a take on technology that’s more confused than ambiguous.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Pfister shows a sure hand at staging scenes, creating visuals and setting a tone.

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