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Based on 22 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Super- violent, super-serious and super-stupid. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The martial-arts sequences take this prosaic thriller to a higher level. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Mostly plays like a routine thriller with a classy cast. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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: show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Not a picture that makes you think very much -- except to wonder why the studios keep making movies like this. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    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. show more

  • 38
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    Equilibrium just happens to be a really bad comic book. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

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

  • 25
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    Equilibrium doesn't tread softly on our dreams; it tramples them. show more

  • 40
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    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. show more

  • May 20, 2013 cpbilby
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    This wasn\'t superb, but I did find it entertaining enough to sit all the way through it. Unfortunately, the big reveal at the end was pretty predictable, but the action sequences were well done.

  • May 15, 2011 Predestined to b
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    This movie is extremely under rated. It\'s an excellent movie, THE future of MARTIAL ARTS with Guns. Terriffic concept

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