In a dystopian future, a totalitarian regime maintains peace by subduing the populace with a drug, and displays of emotion are punishable by death. A man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.

Directed by: Kurt Wimmer Pamela Alch Stella D'Onofrio Tess Malone Mark Taylor
Genres: Action, Science Fiction, Thriller,
Production Company: Blue Tulip Productions, Dimension Films,

Equilibrium - In a future where freedom is outlawed, outlaws will become heroes. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 06-12-2002
  • Runtime: 107 Minutes
  • Popularity: 16.01
  • Vote Count: 3,331
  • IMDB Rating: 7.0
  • Budget: USD 20,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 5,359,645
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Christian Bale - Azwaad Movie Database Christian Bale John Preston
Taye Diggs - Azwaad Movie Database Taye Diggs Brandt
Angus Macfadyen - Azwaad Movie Database Angus Macfadyen Dupont
Matthew Harbour - Azwaad Movie Database Matthew Harbour Robbie Preston
Sean Bean - Azwaad Movie Database Sean Bean Errol Partridge
Emily Watson - Azwaad Movie Database Emily Watson Mary O'Brien
Sean Pertwee - Azwaad Movie Database Sean Pertwee Father
Emily Siewert - Azwaad Movie Database Emily Siewert Lisa Preston
Maria Pia Calzone - Azwaad Movie Database Maria Pia Calzone Preston's Wife
Dominic Purcell - Azwaad Movie Database Dominic Purcell Seamus
Photo Name Department
Lucinda Syson-Production Lucinda Syson Production (Casting)
Klaus Badelt-Sound Klaus Badelt Sound (Music)
Jeanne McCarthy-Production Jeanne McCarthy Production (Casting)
Dion Beebe-Camera Dion Beebe Camera (Director of Photography)
Tom Rolf-Editing Tom Rolf Editing (Editor)
Bob Weinstein-Production Bob Weinstein Production (Executive Producer)
Harvey Weinstein-Production Harvey Weinstein Production (Executive Producer)
Jan de Bont-Production Jan de Bont Production (Producer)
Peter Brown-Sound Peter Brown Sound (Supervising Sound Editor)
Anne Kuljian-Art Anne Kuljian Art (Set Decoration)

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Set in an Orwellian Dystopian future after a nasty world war 3 in the early part of the 21st century. The population are forced to take drugs that suppress their emotions. You see emotions causes conflict and war. However some people exhibit emotions by not taking the medicine. They want to listen to music, experience their senses by seeing artwork, read books or having pets. These people are exterminated by clerics, an elite hit squad. Christian Bale is the best of the clerics but once he stops taking his medicine, he feels for the first time and gets into contact with a resistance group to overthrow the leader. Filmed in Berlin, Equilibrium comes across like an updated version of Fahrenheit 451 but feels too much like a knockoff of The Matrix with a rather a sterile narrative at the beginning which made it rather uninvolving. Bale's behaviour is so odd once he stops taking the drugs, he should just had been caught and shot.

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So there's a pretty decent chance that _Equilibrium_ doesn't have an original bone in its entire makeup, but I still just **love **it. _Final rating:★★★★ - Very strong appeal. A personal favourite._

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John Chard

Mankind united with infinitely greater purpose in pursuit of war than he ever did in pursuit of peace. Equilibrium is written and directed by Kurt Wimmer and stars Christian Bale, Taye Diggs, Emily Watson and Angus Macfadyen. Bale plays John Preston, an enforcement Cleric in Libria, a dystopian future where forms of emotional expression are deemed illegal. All citizens of Libria are required to inject drugs (known as Prozium) to suppress emotions. However, Preston misses one of his doses and starts to become emotionally conflicted about the world he now lives in. Welcome to a dystopian world where art is banned, music destroyed and basic emotions illegal. A world where Christian Bale looks cool in long black coats and "Gun-Kata" martial artistry is the order of the day. It's impossible to write a review for Equilibrium without mentioning the film it so dearly wants to be, "The Matrix". That it's not nearly as good as that film in terms of story and action is no reason to do it down. What is not in doubt is that the story here is indeed weak, very much so - in fact it appears that Wimmer has merely cribbed elements from notable moments of sci-fi morality works before it - and then cloaked it in a whirling big bang montage of attention grabbing set pieces. But honestly, those set pieces are alone worth spending time with this movie for. It's standard sci-fi shenanigans for the most part. We have the ruling body of the country, all very fascist and with a badge that looks unsurprisingly Swastika like. A cop character finding a conscience and turning into a rebel on the loose. The underground resistance. And of course the twist ending as the reveal, and plot strands, come together for one final (brilliant) bout of carnage. So yes, it's rammed full of clichés. But it is exciting energised fun. Stylish fun, in fact. Even if at the core it's awash with unimaginative writing. Brain checked at the door for this one then, enjoy. 8/10

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