We’ve seen so many Matrix rip-offs – from Charlie’s Angels to Shrek – that painstakingly choreographed fight scenes have lost a bit of their luster. But none have been so completely larcenous as writer-director Kurt Wimmer’s Fahrenheit 451-esque tale of a futuristic society that has prohibited emotion (and burns the art that fuels it). American Psycho’s Bale bone-structures his way through the role of a ”sense offender”-hunting lawman who decides he wants to feel and will murder anyone, including fellow copper Diggs, who gets in his way. Equilibrium isn’t necessarily bad – some of it is conceptually inventive, and the action scenes are interesting if inherently unbelievable. But we’ve seen it all before.
EquilibriumWe've seen so many Matrix rip-offs -- from Charlie's Angels to Shrek -- that painstakingly choreographed fight scenes have lost a bit of their luster. But...EquilibriumSci-fi and Fantasy, Mystery and ThrillerKurt WimmerPT107MRWe've seen so many Matrix rip-offs -- from Charlie's Angels to Shrek -- that painstakingly choreographed fight scenes have lost a bit of their luster. But...2003-05-16Taye DiggsEmily WatsonTaye Diggs, Emily WatsonDimension Films
Genre: Sci-fi and Fantasy, Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson; Director: Kurt Wimmer; Author: Kurt Wimmer; Runtime (in minutes): 107; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Dimension Films
Posted May 16 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
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