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Claire Carre

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About the Movie

The world as we know it has been forgotten. A decade after a global epidemic, those who remain suffer from lasting effects of the virus - retrograde and anterograde amnesia. The survivors navigate a decaying landscape, unable to recall the past or create new memories. Each finds their own way to cope with life in a perpetual present, where meaning must be experienced moment by moment. A boy loses his guardian and searches for a new home beyond the limits of the city. Two lovers struggle to stay together, afraid that if separated, they will forget each other forever. A violent young man takes what he needs to survive, no matter the cost. A professor researching a cure makes a connection that is not what he expected. And deep underground, a girl living with her father in a bunker safe from the virus must decide whether to risk infection to regain her freedom. In the world without memory, everyone must survive their own apocalypse of identity.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 16
  • Fresh: 13
  • Rotten: 3
  • Average Rating: 7.4/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: Claire Carre's debut feature could be described as a mass-scale Memento, but that thumbnail sketch misses both the pic's impressive conceptual breadth and its numbing dramatic stasis. – Scott Foundas, Variety, Apr 11, 2016

Fresh: While one wishes Carre, who shares screenplay credit with Charles Spano, might have hung those stirring visuals on more involving plotting, "Embers" nevertheless makes a strong, not to mention timely, impression. – Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times, Aug 5, 2016

Fresh: It's metaphorical aspects like that, and the striking visuals that delineate the stark contrast between the worlds above and below ground, that make Embers memorable. – Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter, Apr 11, 2016

Fresh: A lovely meditation on identity and the difficulties of personal connection, Embers is a descendent of Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker in both tone and mise en scene. – Sherilyn Connelly, L.A. Weekly, Aug 5, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Beautiful, haunting, human

I love science fiction. I love films about distopia and space travel and I love post-apocalyptic books, movies, games... But the story is so, so important.

And that's where Embers really shines. This is a movie about not just the horror and desperation of being alive after the end of the world, but what it means to be in love, angry, afraid, hopeful... Really, what it means to be human. The characters are great, the cinematography is great, the writing is great, the acting is great... I just love this movie!

I hated it.

Seriously don't waste your time with this movie.

Boring😟Critics make it sound so deep😝

I don't see enough depth in this film. Pretentious maybe. The disconnection was not a good idea. Just no point to this film.
You still might like it. This is just my opinion.

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