Ex Machina

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 17+

Brilliant, emotional, mature sci-fi tale could be a classic.

R 2015 108 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 19 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 17+

Contemplative and fascinating when discussing interpersonal relationships and AI

A sci-fi film that centers on actors...and they deliver. I am definitely partial to Garland's work (huge fan of Annihilation) and this film features Gleeson and Isaac shooting some major shit. Vikander holds her own quite well, and although I understand the nudity in the film, it definitely has a male gaze-y vibe to it that I just wish it didn't. Those heels! C'mon!!! If it is going to make a stance on patriarchy that would be great but it feels like it falls way too short for that. When the film addresses AI and the interpersonal relationships the film is contemplative and fascinating.
age 18+

This is by no means a movie for 13 year olds?!

The movie sexualizes women, and potrey them as a group of prostitutes. The movie furthermore shows serveral women naked, and the actors use filthy language. Drinking is also a big part of the movie.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

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