Movie Review: The Machine

‘The Machine’ is a 2013 British Science Fiction / Thriller set in London in a dystopian future where England is in cold war with China.

Director, Caradog W.James has bitten off a hefty Directorial debut – with a movie that runs rich with deep philosophical undercurrents around human relationships with super intelligent robots.

Although it’s a low budget flick, the film echoes much of the look and feel of ‘Bladerunner’ –  and in particular, I found ‘The Machine’ (Caity Lotz) reminiscent of Rutger Hauer’s Roy in both mannerisms and self awareness.

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Performances were solid from a small British cast (Toby Stephens, Denis Lawson) and notable mention goes to Pooneh Hajimohammadi for a great performance in a role with entirely no dialogue.

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Despite the future possibility of becoming a cult film, I would save this B-Grade flick for a rainy day.

Available on Netflix and you can check out the trailer here:

 

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