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Transcendence

Overview


Genre :

Sci-Fi, Thriller

Release Date :

April 18, 2014

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Wally Pfister

Starring :

Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany, Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy, Morgan Freeman, Clifton Collins Jr., Josh Stewart, Cole Hauser, Cory Hardrict

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

2 of 4

“..Transcendence fails in this arena thereby making the production as a whole feel bloated and unsatisfying..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
2.5 of 5

“..too bad. Despite its looks, talent and pedigree, "Transcendence" never becomes the movie it could have been..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
1.5 of 4

“..this post-apocalyptic vision of an unplugged tomorrow is supposed to be horrifying, but in truth, the thought of a world that has hit the restart button, however reluctantly, is actually kind of refreshing..”
by Michael O'Sullivan [Washington Post]
1 of 4

“..this is as predicted, but I didn't expect the end to come in a movie of complete and total incomprehensibility..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
0.5 of 4

“..nothing in this movie feels authentic, not even its overriding fear of all science and technology, which seems copied from countless old sci-fi films..”
by Rafer Guzman [Newsday]
2 of 4

“..it's all pretty predictable, and Pfister and his cast never do anything to confound our assumptions..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
2 of 4

“..is an ambitious movie, but ultimately there's too much "artificial" and not enough "intelligence"..”
by Joe Williams [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
1 of 4

“..if you want to see a great movie about the dangers of artificial intelligence, check out what is still Steven Spielberg's best movie of this century, "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" - and skip this transcendentally awful bore..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
2 of 4

“..a far-fetched, futuristic snooze-fest that often defies its own logic..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
3 of 5

“.."Transcendence" is a movie that's of two minds. It's well-grounded, but also over the top..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Soren Andersen [Seattle Times]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]
2 of 4
Reviewed by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]

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