I Origins Synopsis
I ORIGINS follows a molecular biologist whose study of the human eye points to evidence with far reaching implications about our scientific and spiritual beliefs.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
I Origins is a bracingly venturesome, exploratory work that achieves an exceptional balance between the emotional and intellectual aspects...
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88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An exploration of where science ends and spirituality picks up, this second feature from writer-director Mike Cahill (Another Earth) is...
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88

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A true indie film roller-coaster ride, from moon-eyed romance to aching heartbreak, cerebral puzzle to incredibly moving, emotional...
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88

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

By Roger Moore
A true indie film roller-coaster ride, from moon-eyed romance to aching heartbreak, cerebral puzzle to incredibly moving, emotional...
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
Cahill has not only made a thoughtful and compelling movie about science, but he’s also given us an intriguing story that delves into the...
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83

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
I Origins is a fascinating examination of belief, spirituality and otherworldliness through the skeptical lens of science, however, it's...
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75

RogerEbert.com

It is a film that can sometimes frustrate in its supporting characters but Cahill and his talented cast are unapologetically willing to...
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The attraction between the resolutely empirical scientist and his “spiritual,” hippy-dippy girlfriend gives the film an unpredictable...
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60

Village Voice

By Calum Marsh
The story proceeds with all the flighty unreality of a film unconcerned with real-world scientific rigor... but Cahill manufactures enough...
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40

Variety

By Peter Debruge
The film amounts to a lousy sort of magic show, schematically pulling strings to prove its own points.
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I ORIGINS

By yugo137
I thought the film was great! A great story, great acting! It left me wanting more! I can't wait until the sequel!...

Amazing film

By Nommyboy
Be sure to stay until the every end of the credits....

I want my money back

By shashi31861
Last night upon based on critics reviews my husband and I went to see I Origins. From the slow beginning, that almost put us to sleep, to its predictable end we found the movie not that enjoyable...

Intriguing Movie!

By MovieMan1965
Very thought provoking story. It keeps you interested all the way to the end....

I Origins

By BNevrgivup
This was an excellent movie, a mixture of scifi and a deep esoteric presentation of what might be behind the veil of life. Brit Marlene and Micheal Pitt were excellent as was the supporting actress....

Strong Connection!

By Wohl44
Movie was fascinating! I believe....

I Origins

By anivalm
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Thought provoking...leaves you wanting more!

By WCLJ
I absolutely loved every thing about this movie! From a point of science and the emerging research involving iris tracking and recognition, a beautiful movie evolves to an unexpected story line that...

Crappy

By Hneyens
Highly contrived plotting, boring excursions to inflate plot, believable casting of the two scientists, the actress playing the first love interest needs to speak English so she can be understood by...

See it

By bnjmn3
The Another Earth writer/Director and Leading lady are back. What a creative story, well-crafted and acted. Not to be missed....

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Rated R | For Some Sexuality/Nudity and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 17+ Heartfelt sci-fi has interesting ideas, some language, sex.
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