75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Would be a mindless action picture, except that it has a mind. It doesn't do a lot of deep thinking, but unlike many futuristic combos of sf and f/x, it does make a statement:
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The martial-arts sequences take this prosaic thriller to a higher level.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
The best thing about Equilibrium is its impressive look. Along with its generally fine cast and some well-choreographed fights, that goes a long way to making the movie watchable -- despite its underlying stupidity.
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Not a picture that makes you think very much -- except to wonder why the studios keep making movies like this.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Mostly plays like a routine thriller with a classy cast.
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40

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Flashy, "MATRIX"-style action sequences trump ideas; it's hard not to feel you've just watched a feature-length video game with some really heavy back story.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book.
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38

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
It's not only an ultraviolent, ludicrously inconsistent rip-off of Bradbury's idea, but it poisons the well for future efforts.
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25

Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Equilibrium doesn't tread softly on our dreams; it tramples them.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Super- violent, super-serious and super-stupid.
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33 out of 100
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