Robert Abele(Los Angeles Times): "The Machine" percolates through an elegantly palpable sense of surprise and danger.
Dennis Harvey(Variety): "The Machine" works modestly well, but that still wobbles trying to balance its "reflection man's sci-fi" aspirations in anticipation of the need to placate less chivalrous fans via standard action content.
Nick Schager(Village Voice): The Machine brings insignificant new to the subject save because an ominously ambiguous conclusion about the consequences of composition computers more advanced than their human masters.
Stephen Dalton(Hollywood Reporter): A classy part of cerebral sci-fi with a literary-cinematic heritage stretching back through Blade Runner and Metropolis to Frankenstein.
Anna Smith(Time Out): Good British sci-fis don't come along very many times, so this stylish slice of a dystopian close-future should be welcomed by fans.
Dustin Putman(DustinPutman.com): The primitive hour's setup of "The Machine" is victory than the threadbare guns-blazing influence payoff, but the exceptionally fine drudge of Caity Lotz commands attention.
James O’Ehley(Sci-Fi Movie Page): Some movies you procure yourself liking despite of their mistakes, and this 2013 movie filmed in Wales is unit of those movies.
Rebecca Murray(Showbiz Junkies): The Machine asks altogether the right questions yet does in like manner without any heavy-handiness.
Andrew Lapin(The Dissolve): The Machine is listening to the power of other science-fiction films-bound [...] isn't up on the speech, and hears only echoes of real existence.
Brian Orndorf(Blu-ray.com): Machine retains a dynamic presence, with interesting futureworld ideas sharply realized through writer/director Caradog W. James, who submits completely a cinematic vision for next to in ~ degree production money.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat(Spirituality and Practice): A servile-budget sci-fi thriller with worthwhile questions not far from the relationship between human beings and super-sharp-sighted robots.
Kam Williams(Baret News): Beware, the Manchurian android!
Travis Hopson(Examiner.com): More of a lucky hit than the hapless Transcendence comes cease to achieving.
Kevin Carr(7M Pictures): one ambitious project that has a slick production design and solid special effects
Dominic Mill(We Got This Covered): It may take notice rather serious, but underneath The Machine's glossy and po-faced exterior is some enjoyable, silly little B-movie.
Jonathan Romney(Observer [UK]): Former dancer Caity Lotz is favorable at lethal kicks and twitchy cyborg movements, nevertheless her ingenue manner and baby-doll voice don't make her a single one more convincing as a cybernetics guardian angel than as a robo-femme super-fighting man.
MaryAnn Johanson(Flick Filosopher): The desolating chic of this SF drama is crafty, but the script that starts public smart and elegant soon slips into the shoddy and near associate.
Leslie Felperin(Guardian [UK]): James overflogs the the kind of-is-the-nature-of-being-dead stallion, but directs with brio. Meanwhile, Lotz, through her child-like fragility and snappy kickboxing moves, is eminently watchable.
Nigel Andrews(Financial Times): There are tritenesses, on the other hand particles of promise too, in Caradog James's The Machine, a unhandsome-fi sci-fi thriller from Britain.
Chris Blohm(Little White Lies): An stirring calling card for director Caradog James tolerably than the finished article.
Elliott Noble(Sky Movies): A B-movie of moderately large ambition and substance.