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...

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....

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....

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Rated R | For Violence
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