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Equilibrium (2002)

29 Ratings: 3.4
A movie directed by Kurt Wimmer

A broad science fiction thriller in a classic vein,Equilibriumtakes a respectable stab at aFahrenheit 451-like cautionary fable. The story finds Earth's post-World War III humankind in a state of severe emotional repression: If no one feels anything, … see full wiki

Director: Kurt Wimmer
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Release Date: December 6, 2002
MPAA Rating: R
6 reviews about Equilibrium (2002)
Quick Tip by . May 31, 2013
posted in Movie Hype
Even though I already posted a review for this extremely overrated shitfest of a movie, I feel like talking about it more.      Equilibrium is one of the worst sci-fi/action movies ever made.  It's an extremely uninspired amalgamation of The Matrix, 1984, and THX 1138.       Plagued with horrendously ridiculous action scenes with ZERO tension in them, painfully corny dialogue and acting, plotholes galore, Lifetime movie-level sentimentality, …
review by . July 04, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
I decided to re-write this review of Equilibrium since I thought my original wasn't that good, so here's a better review.      I'm extremely puzzled as to why this atrocious Kurt Wimmer film has now become a sacrosanct moving picture, to where any criticism on it is met with some of the most vicious down-voting and imbecilic commentary that's only rivaled by really snotty anime fans.  Don't let this movie's jejune fanbase fool you, Equilibrium is …
review by . December 01, 2009
After World War 3, the world decided the only way for humanity to survive is to ban art and emotion. Inhabitants must take their daily "dose" of drugs that prohibit emotions. When John Preston (Christian Bale) drops his "dose," he begins to feel for the first time.      Equilibrium was not a box office hit, however that has not stopped this top ten futuristic action movie from being a cult favorite. That's because in addition to Matrix style fight sequences, …
review by . August 31, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
When action leaped up in mid air and dance like fighting sequences splattered on my screen, the first question I asked myself was "How come I have never heard of this movie before?" It came and went into the movie theaters like a hushed shadow, yet hundreds of outstanding five star reviews prove it was well received and it did not slip by silently.    One can easily assume that Equilibrium is just another action movie, but this hybrid of marital art styles, refined weaponry and …
review by . August 28, 2005
posted in Movie Hype
After telling a friend about Ray Bradbury's FARENHEIT 451, my friend told me about the movie EQUILIBRIUM and suggested that I see it. Upon this recommendation, I watched the movie and was not disappointed.    EQUILIBRIUM is a movie that takes place in the not-so-distant future. After years of war that have wracked and scarred the planet, a new government has taken control and from all appearances things seem at peace. The new government keeps order because all forms of Art: paintings, …
review by . March 02, 2005
Up until I saw this film, I knew very little about Christian Bale. My wife told me that he was in a version of "Little Women" sometime ago. I've also seen him with smaller parts in other films.     In "Equilibrium," Bale takes center stage as John Preston, a top cleric in Libria who hunts down "sense offenders." These "sense offenders" range from people who read poetry and novels, study art, or enjoy the occasional musical piece. In other words, anyone who shows any sort of emotion …
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