Equilibrium Synopsis
A man (Christian Bale) battles a regime that suppresses people's emotions.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book.
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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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Sci-Fi Thriller fun

By mandarintea83
Well directed, edited & acted. A lot of fun if you like Sci-Fi, or movies with a political or sociological plot line. Lots of great action- if you can appreciate well-coreographed fight scenes with...

NO EQUAL!

By Movieman151991
looks awesome! just rented it!...

Sense-less

By nwravenman
Utterly sense-less. The clerics are supposed to be emotionless yet Diggs's character keeps smiling stupidly and even "Father" gets angry and smashes his fist down on a table in one scene. The...

Hidden gem

By MongrolMan
This one flew under the radar but deserves to be watched. This has undertones of the Matrix but has a much different twist....

Better than Matrix???

By Scoot M16
I don't know if this is better than matrix but it still has a lot of action, and some great gun battles, overall if you like action you'll love this....

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Rated R | For Violence
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Common Sense Media says Violent post-nuclear sci-fi is Orwellian.
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