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About the Movie
In this gripping and emotional sci-fi romance from acclaimed director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play Nia and Silas, two people who work together in a futuristic society known as “The Collective." A seemingly utopian world, "The Collective" has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas can’t help noticing a growing attraction between them, leading them to a forbidden relationship—at first tentative, but then exploding into a passionate romance. As suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple will be forced to choose between going back to the safety of the lives they have always known, or risk it all to try and pull off a daring escape.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 72
- Fresh: 24
- Rotten: 48
- Average Rating: 5.0/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A dystopian sci-fi snooze that suffers from imagination deficit disorder.
Rotten: "Equals" walls itself off from the suspense implicit in its scenario - it's practically an anti-thriller - and barely flickers to life as a tale of forbidden desire.
Rotten: Its own conceit works stubbornly against it: When two would-be lovers are required to behave like automatons every waking moment, it's not easy to stop being boring when no one is looking.
Rotten: Doremus and screenwriter Nathan Parker ... borrow from "Romeo and Juliet," "1984" and every sci-fi flick ever made about a society that suppresses feelings. The movie's futurism is nothing new.
Does Anyone Remember George Lucas
If you ever saw the ground breaking film THX 1138, this might seem a little familiar. Fortunately for Mister Lucas, his film won great acclaim, while this film might be soon forgotten. Rent the Lucas film. You'll enjoy it more.
What are the 18 reviews thinking? Two good moments, bad acting, great CGI, monochrome froms start to finish. Not worth the 9.99. Never EVER!
Wasn't sure at first but wanted more by the end. Excellent, believable acting by Stewart and Hoult