With an impoverished world plunged into a Cold War with a new enemy, Britain’s Ministry of Defense is on the brink of developing a game-changing weapon. Lead scientist Vincent McCarthy (Toby Stephens) provides the answer with his creation, ‘The Machine’- an android with unrivalled physical and processing skills. When a programming glitch causes an early prototype to destroy his lab, McCarthy enlists artificial intelligence expert Ava (Caity Lotz) to help him harness the full potential of a truly conscious fighting machine.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
"The Machine" works modestly well, but still wobbles trying to balance its "thinking man's sci-fi" aspirations against the need to placate less adventurous fans via standard action content.Dennis Harvey, Variety, 04.23.2014
"The Machine" percolates with an elegantly palpable sense of wonder and danger.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 04.24.2014
A classy slice of cerebral sci-fi with a literary-cinematic heritage stretching back through Blade Runner and Metropolis to Frankenstein.Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter, 04.21.2014
Brimming with ideas and laudable ambition, it's well worth a look.Kim Newman, Empire Magazine, 03.16.2014