Equals

Genre:  Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Running Time:  101 min.
Release Date: July 15, 2016 - Toronto, Calgary - July 15, 2016 - Toronto, Calgary
DVD/Blu-ray: September 6, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 3.71
based on 14 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Guy Pearce, Jacki Weaver, Bel Powley

Synopsis

Nia (Kristen Stewart) and Silas (Nicholas Hoult) work in the same office. They live in a society where human emotion has been genetically eliminated. Everyone lives calm, violence-free, drone-like lives - until a disease breaks out that causes people to have emotions.

After becoming infected, Silas, now an outcast, is drawn to Nia who has managed to hide her symptoms. When they discover that they are both sick, they must decide whether to hide within their society or seek freedom elsewhere.

Director: Drake Doremus
Studio: Search Engine Films
Producer(s): Jay Stern, Ann Ruark, Michael Schaefer, Chip Diggins, Michael Pruss
Screenplay: Nathan Parker

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  • 2 stars "Kristen Stewart playing an emotionless character. I would say its suited for he but the movie is still bad"
  • 4 stars "Heavily borrowed story elements and visual style from Equlibrium and Gattaca (and half a dozen other well known dystopian tropes), but with a romantic focus that eschews unbelievable (but decadently fun) Gunkata scenes for emotionally believable characters and motivations not typically seen in the genre. The pacing is definitely slow, but several well placed moments of tension keep the story moving along and invested in the characters' fates. While predicatable and unoriginally stylized, it is undeniably a beautifully shot film with an apropos shoegazing inspired soundtrack that enhances the stark visual feel of the movie. My only major gripe is that the dialogue in some of the intimate scenes was a bit muffled and hard to understand, but realistic given all the blubbery emoting throughout the film."
  • 2 stars "Slow paced, sleep-inducing, a rather bad version of the much better movie "Equilibrium" with Christian Bale, Emily Watson and Taye Diggs."