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R| 1 hr. 57 min.

Plot Summary

I Origins follows a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye.  He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman who slips away from him.  As his research continues years later with his lab partner, they make a stunning scientific discovery that has far reaching implications and complicates both his scientific and and spiritual beliefs.  Traveling half way around the world, he risks everything he has ever known to validate his theory.

Cast: Michael Pitt , Brit Marling , Astrid Bergès-Frisbey , Steven Yeun , Archie Panjabi , Kashish , Cara Seymour , William Mapother

Director: Mike Cahill

Genres: Drama, Science fiction

Distributor: Fox Searchlight

I Origins (2014)

Release Date: July 18th, 2014|1 hr. 57 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    This new feature, though, sets up a dialectic between reason and faith and argues it insistently, with eye-rolling earnestness. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Cahill, who did the equally heady, intriguing drama “Another Earth” (2011), keeps the tone consistent. He makes certain his cast walks a savvy tightrope, keeping things taut. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    I Origins is a bracingly venturesome, exploratory work that achieves an exceptional balance between the emotional and intellectual aspects of its unusual story. show more

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