Equals

Equals

By Drake Doremus

  • Genre: Drake Doremus
  • Release Date: 2016-07-01
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 1h 41min
  • Director: Drake Doremus
  • Production Company: Scott Free Productions
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99
6.1/10
6.1
From 904 Ratings

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In this gripping and emotional sci-fi romance from acclaimed director Drake Doremus (Like Crazy), Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult play Nia and Silas, two people who work together in a futuristic society known as “The Collective." A seemingly utopian world, "The Collective" has ended crime and violence by genetically eliminating all human emotions. Despite this, Nia and Silas can’t help noticing a growing attraction between them, leading them to a forbidden relationship—at first tentative, but then exploding into a passionate romance. As suspicion begins to mount among their superiors, the couple will be forced to choose between going back to the safety of the lives they have always known, or risk it all to try and pull off a daring escape.

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  • A Bad Film for Children

    5
    By sadsadstory
    In the future, humanity has recovered from a self inflicted apocalypse by curing its irrational primate violence. A sane number of people live in harmony with their world and each other, enjoying peace, prosperity, beauty, and growing knowledge of their universe. This is the story of two pathologically selfish individuals who reject this life without regard for their own welfare or that of others. They betray the trust of their peers, preferring copulation in a public toilet to dignity, self respect, and serving their fellows. When their society offers to heal their destructive narcissism, they flee, choosing instead to die in the wilderness rather than give up their egotism. While the depravity of the protagonists is handled with discretion and taste, this disturbing demonstration of how even the most benevolent society can be threatened by the innate evil of a few individuals is too raw for children not yet ready to face the more horrifying realities of the human condition.
  • Equals

    5
    By blackalicious33
    Loved this movie! Wasn't sure at first but as it continued I liked it more and more. Love the soundtrack as well!
  • Gorgeous and mesmerizing

    5
    By CheriLasota
    Loved every moment of this quiet but intense film. Nicholas Hoult's performance was understated and nuanced, which is why the film drew me in immediately. I felt every raw emotion he conveyed. For me, the echoes of Romeo and Juliet enhanced my viewing of the film, and gave it a depth it might not have otherwise had. I recommend this film for anyone who likes cerebral scifi.
  • Honest

    5
    By snailsinmycoffee
    Really a great film. Hoult and Stewart created truthful moments between two individuals embracing the emotions and physical touch of another for the very first time. Lighting produced a distict feel and silhouettes that were perfectly captured on screen. Watched for the first time last night, woke up and watched again. One of my new favorites.
  • Loved it

    5
    By Stutnjevic
    This was a wonderful film. There is just no other feeling as when you first fall in love.
  • My favorite movie from 2016

    5
    By BekkyM7
    Best movie ever! Such an amazing idea and concept for this movie. The actors did a fantastic job, and the soundtrack is also really great! Would 10/10 recommend to anyone who likes dystopian style movies. This one is one of the best I've seen!
  • Rotten Tomatoes got it wrong again

    5
    By Ptrick213
    This is an amazing, well written, well acted movie full of heart and the struggle to retain your most basic self in the face of state-enforced chemical lobotomy. Stewart and Hoult act beautifully, and the there is real tension, real hope, real heartbreak. If you're looking for some kind of action-sci thriller this isn't it. If you're looking for a great love stoary set agianst a sci fi spin on the current big pharma attack on humanity this is your jam. For what this movie was meant to be, it is perfect. If you were looking ofr a different movie, and then watched this movie, I can see you being dissapointed. But if I want to watch something like Terminator Salvation and then I rent Spielberg's A.I. who's fault is that? ;)
  • Slow story telling and gross scenes

    2
    By A_n_s
    It wasnt an awful story line, a bit slow. I had to quit watching, however, because of all the weird scenes involving food, and a super microphone picking up the sounds of the actor chewing. Absolutely disgusting and insufferable.
  • THX1138 and 1984

    5
    By jackseay
    This was a real thoughtful movie. Not the usual SF rubbish that puts special effects above story. It reminded me of so much heartache that I have endured, finally finding love after years of pain. Finally the pain was so great that the only defence was to quit feeling anything, which I did for 12 years. Finding love has been worth enduring all the agony, even though I can't imagine going through it all again. A movie that brings all this to mind is worth watching again.
  • Well, *I* liked it anyway...

    5
    By Nickname'sAlwaysTaken
    ...it didn’t win an Oscar, but I’m not one to follow critics or awards to tell me what to watch. I wanted to see it because I like both Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult, whom I first saw in Twilight and Warm Bodies, respectively. The premise snagged my interest as well, but I have a thing for dystopian futures or alternate universes/realities. Their performances in Equals lived up to my appreciation for their talent. I wanted more...I wanted to see past the end of this movie. I understand why it ended as it did, I’m just a whining 2 year old (plus another 40 or so years) stomping her feet a little, wanting more more more! It wasn’t reviewed well by those the studios look to for approval and the box office could have been better, so I doubt anyone is thinking to make a sequel...despite my wish. ...stupid studio

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